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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Identifying Candidates for Clear Aligners

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More and more dentists and orthodontists are offering clear aligners as an effective method of growing their practice and becoming a part of global, multi-billion dollar industry. With Orthosnap’s patented Dynamic Physical Model®, we can tackle more complex cases. Although not everyone may qualify for clear aligner therapy, the following people should: Patients with Mild, …

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At-Home vs. In-Office Clear Aligners

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Currently, the direct-to-consumer dental alignment industry is the newest dental frontier. Startup companies aggressively bombard people with advertisements about their services on social media, billboards, and more. Even though the at-home braces market is booming, those who seek do-it-yourself orthodontic treatment must brace themselves for the dangers.  Are your patients considering direct-to-consumer orthodontic treatment? Gently …

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How to Improve Patient Compliance

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Compliance is the cornerstone of successful orthodontic treatment, and Orthonsnap providers must encourage optimal levels of patient compliance. Nevertheless, we also understand that patient compliance can be tricky. Need support to tackle this hurdle? Continue reading. Begin with the End in Mind® In his New York Times Best Selling Book “The 7 Habits of Highly …

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Record-Keeping and Compliance: Why are they important?

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Many understand that keeping records is a fundamental duty for medical professionals. Despite their utmost importance, record keeping is often a low priority for many practices. Inconsistencies in the record-keeping process lead to incompliance, which is not an option for practices that want to remain open.  Instead of wondering and worrying about the best practices …

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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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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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