When You Should Use Digital Impression Scanners and When You Shouldn’t

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With constant evolutions in dental technology, it can be challenging to decide which inventions to try in your practice and which to pass. One hot-topic technology advancement is intraoral scanners (IOS), also known as digital impression scanners. Continue reading to understand when it’s appropriate to use a digital scanner and when it’s not. First: What …

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Orthodontics vs Dentofacial Orthopedics

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There are twelve different dental specialties that are recognized by the National Commission. Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics is one of them. Though these two are categorized together, there are slight differences between the two. However, the goal is the same: to correct malocclusion and neuromuscular and skeletal abnormalities.  In this blog, we go into depth …

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What is IPR?

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Interproximal reduction has been around for decades. It is an important and fascinating technique often used in conjunction with clear aligner therapy for orthodontic treatment. This technique offers fast, effective, and pain-free treatment. IPR also helps with a variety of conditions and can be used for patients who are and are not in orthodontic treatment.  …

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Orthosnap Aligners vs. Braces

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When deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for your patient, several options are available on the market. Patients today can opt for traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign®, and Orthosnap clear aligners, depending on what your clinic offers. Deciding which option is best for your patient requires considering several factors, including cost, duration of treatment, …

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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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