Aligner therapy and aligner technology are rapidly growing and evolving within the orthodontic and dental professions. Driven in part by patients requiring more esthetic treatment modalities, our increased understanding of aligner therapy, and the advancement in aligner treatment planning and delivery, aligners have changed the deliverables for plastic from a decade ago. The capabilities and uses as well as case selection have advanced significantly over the years and now have a place in each practice. In fact in our own offices, they’ve grown in use from being less than 2% ten years ago to far more than that today and many practices have seen similar increases in aligner utilization.
Recently, Dentsply Sirona introduced the SureSmile Aligner platform. We were curious to learn what was behind the digital platform and aligner technology, and subsequently, we immersed ourselves in learning about the system since last July and have recently started treating patients with it.
We’d like to introduce you to Melissa. Melissa runs MissyOnMadison.com, a blog that covers fashion, beauty, health and lifestyle topics. She started her SureSmile® Aligner treatment with Dr. Joseph Gray of Gray & Ehrler Orthodontic Specialists and is excited to share her journey with you and her followers!
We will be sharing updates from Melissa as well as clinical updates from Dr. Joseph Gray on her SureSmile Aligner treatment plan and progress here on our blog and our social networks.
Your clicks have spoken and we’ve listened. From the incredibly popular “A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics” interviews to the introduction of the new SureSmile® Aligner and all points in between, here’s our Top 5 List of the most popular blog posts from 2018. Continue reading Top 5 Most Read Blog Posts of 2018→
The SureSmile® aligner system is powered by a robust, clinically driven digital treatment planning platform. It ensures the clinician is in control of treatment, and is designed to enable optimal patient customization. Using the advanced capabilities of the software and clinical expertise of the SureSmile Techno Center™, each aligner is custom designed to the clinician’s treatment plan, and anatomically designed to the patient’s facial photo for ideal smile design. Choose either our complete or select system for aligners your way. Continue reading SureSmile® Aligner→
Are there “Before and After” pictures on your walls or website? There’s no doubt that orthodontics is a results driven profession. Yet it’s often the journey, and not the destination, that provides us with the deep sense of satisfaction. In our final interview for A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics, we have the privilege of speaking with Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, of Rhoads Orthodontic Specialist, who has discovered just how important the time between the before and the after image can be. Continue reading Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Stephanie Rhoads, DMD, MBE, MS→
In exploring the unique attributes that women bring to the field of orthodontics, one of the recurring themes that keeps coming up is empathy. The ability to understand and share the feelings of another person. In the case of our next featured doctor, Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe of Dr. Jaw Orthodontists, this empathy isn’t just rooted in her being a woman, but as someone who has undergone, and benefitted from, extensive orthodontic treatment. Continue reading Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Laura Robison-Rabe, D.M.D, M.S.→
Welcome to our second edition of Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics’ “A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics” blog series.
One of the most interesting aspects of orthodontics is getting to know those who practice it—orthodontists. Each doctor we meet seems to have their own unique backstory on how they came to the profession. Sometimes it’s through family. Sometimes it’s through fate. Or in the case of our current “A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics” interviewee, Dr. Katie Graber, DDS, MS of Graber and Gyllenhaal Orthodontics, sometimes it’s a mix of the expected and unexpected. Continue reading Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Katie Graber, DDS, MS→
Welcome to the first edition of Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics’ “A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics” blog series.
Our first orthodontist is Dr. Manal Ibrahim, D.D.S. of Innovative Orthodontic Centers. Proving the adage that everyone has a story, hers is an international narrative that begins with a leap-of-faith by a loving father who plunges his family into the unknown for nothing more than the promise of equality for his young daughters. Fifty years and a few plot twists later, Dr. Manal Ibrahim is one of the most technologically savvy orthodontists in the profession. Here’s how she got here, what role passion plays in the profession and how she has escaped the trap of technological stagnation. Continue reading Series: A Salute to the Women in Orthodontics – Dr. Manal Ibrahim, D.D.S.→