There is a running debate...
Are clear aligners orthodontics or simply a cosmetic appliance?
As technology gets smarter, and marketing more pervasive, we’ve seen an increasing trend of DIY (do it yourself) “orthodontics”.*
For quite some time now, there have been orthodontic solutions requiring less skill and understanding by dental professionals. But now some companies are looking to cut out the dentist and orthodontist entirely and go straight to the consumer. How did this trend start and what does it mean to the dental profession?
It’s the start of a new year which means it’s time to plan your dental CE courses for the year. Undoubtedly, you can only dedicate so much time to continuing education between your patient schedule and personal life. So it’s important to make the most of the time you can commit to education.
How one dentist created unprecedented growth predictions from the most statistically significant growth study in dental history
In the past decade, there has been a large increase in our knowledge of dentofacial growth. The exciting advances are allowing dentists to have unprecedented knowledge of their growing patients. Dentists now have data on the expected maxilla and mandible growth left for an individual patient. These new tools can help dentists to decide when and how to start treatment for the greatest chance of success.
The long awaited update to IPSoft is finally here. SmileStream Beta was released worldwide to POS students and graduates on July 25.
The American Dental Association (ADA) and the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) recommend that young patients get an orthodontic evaluation at 6 or 7 years of age.1, 2 An early orthodontic check-up enables clinicians to spot current or potential problems with their patient’s occlusion and jaw growth. This can especially be valuable for Class III patients.