How To Straighten Your Teeth At Any Age

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Straight teeth never go out of style. But, if you’re over 40, you might believe the lie that it’s too late for you to get braces. Truthfully, it’s never too late to pursue straight teeth. And did you know that children as young as six can begin orthodontic treatment? It’s true! If you’ve been thinking …

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Are all orthodontists dentists?

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At Orthosnap, we believe that our partners should be equipped to handle all of their patients’ questions regarding orthodontic treatment with ease. So, we have devised this patient-friendly guide to distinguish the difference between two commonly confused dental professionals: dentists and orthodontists. Similarly, dentists and orthodontists are clinically trained dental professionals. Yet, while all orthodontists …

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Everything You Need to Know About Translucent Teeth

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Among all the health issues your patients might bring up during an oral health exam, translucent teeth might be among them. Here’s how to explain what patients need to know about translucent teeth in patient-friendly language: Do your teeth look translucent? If the biting edges of your teeth are beginning to appear glass-like, it’s natural …

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How Do Braces Work?

Before committing to orthodontic treatment, your patients might ask, “how do braces work?” In this article, we explain in-depth and in patient-friendly language how braces help move teeth: Even though starting orthodontic treatment might be one of the best decisions for your oral health, lifestyle, and confidence, the idea of tooth movement is a somewhat …

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Why Dentists Should Offer Orthodontics in their Practices

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Not everyone thinks of general dentists when they think of orthodontics, but that’s about to change. General dentists that offer orthodontics give their regular patients an excellent service because they already have an established relationship that helps them understand their health histories, unique personalities, and overall oral health goals. While patients need orthodontics for many …

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How to Talk to Your Patients About Oral-Systemic Health

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Many patients don’t realize that taking care of their oral health can create a positive chain reaction of wellness throughout the body. Still, all dental professionals have the opportunity to educate their patients on oral-systemic health– how oral health impacts other bodily systems. In this blog, we touch on how orthodontic treatment can positively impact …

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Athletes and Poor Oral Health

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Although sports are beneficial for the body, you may be surprised to discover that athletes are more likely to have poor oral health than everyone else. While the goal of orthodontics is to straighten the teeth, it’s equally important to keep them healthy. When treating athletes, here are a few unique considerations to advise: Gingivitis …

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Three Surprising Reasons Why Adults Are Seeking Orthodontic Treatment Right Now

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According to a recent American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) study, adults now outweigh the previously adolescent-dominated orthodontics market. Well-rounded, optimized orthodontic treatment is a win-win for both doctors and adult patients. When you become an Orthosnap provider, you gain access to the most effective, discreet, and affordable aligner on the market. (As well as access …

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New Year, New Cases

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What better way to start the new year than with a resolution that can enhance both health and aesthetics? The beginning of the year often parallels attitudes of improvement and can spark the desire for a straighter smile. Whether you’re interested in enticing existing or new clients, here are four marketing strategies that can promote …

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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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