TMJ Awareness Month

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The National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research reports that between 5% and 12% of patients suffer from temporomandibular joint disorder (TMD). Every November, American doctors acknowledge TMJ Awareness Month to encourage sufferers to understand this common joint dysfunction and learn ways to obtain relief safely. If you have patients that complain about TMJ disorder, …

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Insurance: Use It or Lose It

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As people reflect at the end of the year and prepare for the next, the new year signifies a fresh start for many things, including insurance policies. However, when people do not use their insurance benefits or HSA, they often lose them. One way that insurance-holders can get the biggest bang for their buck is …

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Happy Boss’ Day

National Boss’ Day is celebrated every October 16th (or the nearest working day if it falls on the weekend). Orthosnap joins forces with orthodontists and dentists who lead exceptionally by being the bosses of their practices. Our company wants doctors to have more time being a great boss and less time doing little tasks related …

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October is Dental Hygiene Month!

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Although it’s the start of “Spooky Season,” there are few things more terrifying than the development of periodontal disease and cavities. The American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA) celebrates Dental Hygiene Month this October to advocate for healthy teeth and gums.  One approach that dentists employ is orthodontic treatment to help their patients achieve a cleaner, …

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September is National Gum Care Month

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September is National Gum Care Month, which is especially important in a nation where nearly half of adults suffer from some form of gum disease. Gum tissue must be healthy and managed before, during, and after orthodontic treatment. In this article, we define gum disease and discuss how gum disease and orthodontic treatments are connected. …

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Office Manager Appreciation Month

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Many pieces of the dental team fit together like a puzzle to contribute to the practice’s success, but there are many reasons to recognize dental office managers. Office managers are the backbone of the dental practice and have many responsibilities, from coordinating schedules to delivering exceptional patient experiences to marketing. September is Office Manager Appreciation …

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Back-To-School Month: The Perfect Time to Start Clear Aligners

The beginning of every school year is a time of fresh starts and new routines. On the other hand, it can be a hectic season where parents are more than excited to send their children back to school for another successful year. With so much to look forward to during the new school year, Orthosnap …

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National Align Your Teeth Day is August 11th

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Mark your calendars! National Align Your Teeth Day is commemorated on August 11th every calendar year. The American Academy of Clear Aligners conceived this holiday for dentists, orthodontists, and patients. This holiday celebrates aligning teeth with different technologies that have changed the lives of millions of people around the world. Ways to Celebrate on August …

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Aligners vs Braces: 5 Surprising Differences that Every Dentist Should Know

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There are several distinct differences between clear aligners vs braces. Most notable is that clear aligners are a nearly invisible orthodontic treatment option. Additionally, they can be easily removed for eating and cleaning. These are the two main advantages that draw patients to choose clear aligner therapy over traditional metal braces. The fact that clear …

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Orthosnap vs Other Clear Aligner Brands

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Clear aligner therapy has become increasingly popular over the past decade. The convenience and aesthetics of aligners cannot be matched by traditional metal braces. More recently, there has been an increase in clear aligner brands that are competing against one another and for dentists’ attention. When choosing a clear aligner brand to offer your patients, …

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