Introducing the first orthodontic system providing independent tooth movement Orthodontist/physicist who invented BRIUS Dr. Mehdi Peikar, DDS, PhD, the inventor of BRIUS, created BRIUS to fix many of the issues he faced with the patients he was treating — namely, poor esthetics, long treatment time, and painful frequent visits for adjustments. Using his background in …Read Article
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Drs. Emad Hussein, Sari Amer, Khaled Qatawi, and Yazan Ashhab discuss a non-extraction option that overcomes compliance problems Introduction International epidemiologic studies suggest that there seems to be over 25% prevalence of Class II malocclusions.1-5 However, the number of patients attending our clinics with Class II malocclusion features appear to be higher than the numbers …Read Article
Dr. Michael Bicknell discusses how harnessing advancements in technology can satisfy core values and lead to improved patient experiences, simplification of treatment, and improved clinical outcomes Introduction “Perception is reality” is a phrase that floats around in all areas of life. In today’s society, this holds even more weight due to the easy access to …Read Article
Dr. Hany Youssef discusses a new lingual braces system with increased efficiency and profitability Introduction A goal of orthodontic treatment is to achieve excellent treatment outcomes with optimal efficiency. Treatment efficiency may be measured by several different metrics such as chair time, doctor time, and overall treatment time. Often once treatment efficiency metrics are determined, …Read Article
Dr. Alfred Griffin III discusses how digital technologies blend to benefit patients and practitioners “Change is the only constant.” – Greek philosopher Heraclitus During current post-COVID-19 days, the above quote represents both the frustration and the resilience in the orthodontic office. After 7.9 million reported cases of COVID-19 (by October 16),1 shutdowns, reopening, and new …Read Article
Dr. Regina Blevins discusses technologies that cater to the needs of the contemporary patient My practice began its journey from analog to digital before the COVID-19 crisis, and since then, it has become even more apparent that digital tools and applications are imperative to keeping the orthodontic office running in both good and challenging times. …Read Article
Dr. Melissa Shotell talks about the opportunity an open intraoral scanner brings to her practice My orthodontic practice shares our space with a restorative dentist. So, when it came time for us to look for an intraoral scanner, we were interested in finding a solution that we both could use. We knew the scanner had …Read Article
Drs. Laura Nicolas, Alberto Teramoto, and Manuel Hinojosa discuss how segmentation can provide an essential diagnostic function Introduction An adequate treatment plan for resolving impacted teeth could be very difficult if the necessary information is not available. It is mandatory to know the exact location and, more importantly, the immediate relationships of the impacted teeth …Read Article