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Ramp up your aligner practice

Orthodontists everywhere are looking for ways to “ramp up” their practices with new technologies and services. If you’re one of ...

In the driver’s seat

Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar explains how Spark Aligners™ provides a cutting-edge tool that puts control back into the hands of orthodontists ...

Freedom Day USA

Veteran patient at Cosmetic Dentists of Houston Dr. Lou Shuman discusses how a lifetime of freedom can be repaid by ...

5 ways to help your practice reduce credit card processing fees

Matt Rej offers tips on how to mitigate the costs of accepting credit cards Credit cards are convenient for patients ...

Important updates on Spark™ Aligners and Ultima™ Hooks

Spark™ Clear Aligner System Spark’s advanced technology enables more sustained force retention and better surface contact with the tooth compared ...

2024 — appreci-8 your potential

Numerology is the study of numbers that deal with their mystical meaning and effect on our lives. When you think ...

Improving patient compliance and predictability with hyper-elastic aligners

Dr. Neil Warshawsky and Loc X. Phan explore NiTime aligners and their “new generation” of aligner plastic Abstract Although there ...

How Gaidge Consult Manager came to life

A better way to manage your new patients from call to close Mary Beth Kirkpatrick, founder of Gaidge and Gaidge ...

Pre-restorative orthodontic treatment for worn anterior teeth

Dr. Jane Wright illustrates the clinical and esthetic concerns that drove the treatment plan for this patient Growing up in ...

Finding balance

Dr. Bill Dischinger I’ve worked for over 2 decades as an orthodontist. These have been great years. I was able ...

AAO 2024 Special Section

Protecting your practice from hackers We are all experiencing constant dangerous threats in our digital lives with ongoing attempts to ...

Going All-In with DentalMonitoring

(Left) Dr. Mike Ragan; (Right) DentalMonitoring means seeing your patients every week Dr. Mike Ragan explains how dynamic scheduling helps ...

Orthodontic Clinical Studies

The synergy of orthodontics and myofunctional therapy

Dr. Maria Sokolina discusses a game-changer in long-term stability and sleep apnea treatment Abstract Orthodontic treatments often face challenges related ...

Conservative approach of fortuitously found odontoma in a child with severe autism

Dr. Gabriela Aurora Asensi discusses treatment of a special needs patient Abstract A case of an unexpectedly found compound odontoma ...

Dental Mental Network

Dr. Brett E. Gilbert and Sue Jeffries discuss the importance of providing a safe space in support of dentists’ mental ...

Practitioner perceptions of the link between orthodontics and temporomandibular disorders (TMD): a survey of dentists, orthodontists, and oral and maxillofacial surgeons

Drs. Chadwick Augusty, Shadbeh Taghizadeh, Vincent Graves, John Stockstill, and Courtney McCracken (biostatistics) study the perceived association between orthodontics and ...

Examining the dental canon

Drs. Francesca Scilla Smith and Larry W. White discuss centric occlusion, centric relation, and the role of canines Canines Prior ...

Into the unknown: emerging evidence regarding risks of aerosols in the dental office

Dr. Maria L. Geisinger discusses likely modes of transmission for the virus that causes COVID-19 Aerosols created during dental procedures ...

Next-generation treatment planning

Editor’s intro: Using combination treatment plans allows Dr. Adam Schulhof to approach appliances like menu options — let him whet your appetite ...

CEREC Ortho software — where do you send your scans?

Editor’s intro: Dr. Patrik Zachrisson  shows how CEREC Ortho is a very versatile software that has many uses apart from the popular ...

Let the celebrities help

Editor’s Intro: Even Tom Cruise flashes an imperfect smile. Model wide-raging smile esthetics with celebrity photos. Dr. Donald J. Rinchuse discusses ...

The physics of Class II correction

Dr. James J. Jasper discusses the efficacy of the Jasper Vektor® Appliance Introduction From the beginning of the modern ortho-dontic ...

Fixed and removable orthodontic appliance case study

  Dr. Andrew Wallace uses the principles of “smile design” for a patient seeking cosmetic improvement of his upper and lower ...

Myofunctional therapy plays a key role in the orthodontic practice

  Dr. Daniel Klauer uses MFT for his patients on a daily basis for malocclusion and OSA The TMJ & ...

Orthodontic Case Studies

Pre-restorative orthodontic treatment for worn anterior teeth

Dr. Jane Wright illustrates the clinical and esthetic concerns that drove the treatment plan for this patient Growing up in ...

Whiten, align, and shine: whitening with aligners

Dr. Brigham Stoker illustrates a combination of treatment over 4 years Achieving the bright, confident smile our patients desire can ...

Strategic extraction patterns based on alveolar housing considerations using CBCT imaging: a case study

Drs. Jeffrey Miller and Claire Miclat show how CBCT can help an orthodontist plan more strategically Introduction When treating patients ...

Treatment of an adult Class II malocclusion with a hyperdivergent mandible and an open bite

Drs. Emad Hussein, Sari Amer, Yazan Ashhab, Khaled Qattawi, Mohammad Abo Mowais, Nezar Watted, Zuhir Anani, and Manal Samarah treat a ...

The power of choice

Dr. Manika Agarwal discusses relying on our strengths to develop a versatile approach The choice The prevalence of social media, ...

Pushing the limits

Dr. Jeffrey M. Heinz illustrates a clinical case study treated with Spark™ Clear Aligners In my practice, I have traditionally ...

Katelyn’s story

Figure 1: Katelyn Dr. Todd Rankin shares a story of extraordinary teamwork and the stunning transformation of a young woman ...

Anterior open bite correction in skeletal Class I patient

Dr. Diego Peydro demonstrates treatment for an open bite in seven appointments Introduction Over the years, there have been many ...

Using Spark™ Clear Aligners in open bite closure with TADs

Dr. Bill Dischinger illustrates treating a patient’s narrow arches and anterior open bite with clear aligner therapy My orthodontic training ...

Class II Division I, 9 mm overjet

Dr. Aron Dellinger discusses treatment with the Roncone PhysioDynamic System (PDS) application of the 20/20 molar bracket Initial impressions utilizing ...

Idiopathic condylar resorption: a case report

Dr. Bradford Edgren illustrates a patient with dysfunctional remodeling of the condyle A healthy 16-year 10-month-old female presented for a ...

Simple treatment mechanics for a highly esthetic result

Drs. Todd Bovenizer and Christopher Baker discuss brackets that offered precise control for efficient treatment As we reopen our offices, ...

Orthodontic Industry News

Dental Education Summit 2024 explored the future of dental education

Dental Education Summit 2024 brought together representatives from over 60 dental schools for a series of academic lectures and discussions ...

Georgia School of Orthodontics Residents Achieve 100% Passage Rate on 2024 ABO Written Exam

ATLANTA (July 2, 2024) -- Atlanta, GA-based Georgia School of Orthodontics (GSO), the largest orthodontic residency program in the world, ...

ORMCO™ TO HOST PREMIER CLINICAL EVENT FOR ORTHODONTISTS & THEIR TEAMS

Brea, Calif. (June 26, 2024) - Ormco Corporation, a global leader in orthodontic products, solutions, and education, is pleased to ...

DentalMonitoring Sets New Standard in Orthodontic Remote Monitoring With EU-MDR Certification

Paris, France, June 13, 2024 /PRNewswire/ -- DentalMonitoring is proud to announce that the DentalMonitoring Software is now certified under ...

Zeeno Robotics Joins AAO TechSelect Program to Revolutionize Orthodontic Practices

Zeeno Robotics, https://zeenorobotics.com, a leader in robotics innovation, proudly announces its participation in the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) TechSelect ...

Smilebliss Orthodontics Grows to 30 locations 

The Operational Model Provides Practice Owners with an Alternative Approach to Success Metairie, LA - June 5, 2024 - Smilebliss ...

Harmony Health Unveils Report Highlighting Cost-Saving Benefits of Dental Membership Plans

[Weirton, WV] Harmony Health, a national non-profit organization, today released a detailed report evaluating dental membership plans in the United ...

GC Orthodontics of America introduces: MOV Aligners an Aesthetic Custom Digital Solution

Alsip, IL - May 2024 - GC America Inc. announces the launch of a new Aesthetic Custom Digital Aligner System ...

DentalMonitoring Sets New Standard In Orthodontic Remote Monitoring With De Novo Approval By the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Paris, France - DentalMonitoring®, the leader in AI-powered remote monitoring for orthodontic treatment, has received De Novo approval from the ...

Andrea Cook Consulting Partners with Gaidge 360 Consulting

Alpharetta, Ga. - Gaidge 360 Consulting, a leading provider of orthodontic practice consulting services, is proud to announce a strategic ...

SPARK™ CLEAR ALIGNERS ANNOUNCES HIGHLY ANTICIPATED “ON-DEMAND” ORDERING PROGRAM

- New Solution Provides Doctors More Control, Flexibility, and Cost Savings With Economical Pay-Per-Tray Model - Brea, Calif. (May 2, ...

DGSHAPE Americas Announces New 3DX Dental 3D Printer Bundle, Powered by Roland DGA

Irvine, Calif., May 1, 2024 - Roland DGA's DGSHAPE Americas dental business group has announced the addition of the 3DX ...

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