Designed by You
When you make the most successful self-ligating bracket, GAC has set the bar pretty high. But that’s the challenge of innovation. Taking the best in class and taking it to the next level.
We spoke to orthodontic professionals across eight countries in three continents. It was a thought-provoking process that revealed more than 100 individual items that were important to the clinicians we spoke with. After the information was collected and collated, we analyzed our findings point by point. This enabled us to hone in on the design elements that the orthodontic community thought were most important. Ultimately, 3 key ideas were identified. Continue reading In-Ovation® X by GAC – Elevating Standards, Expanding Possibilities.
The Future of Orthodontics is Here
The OmniArch PLUS is the first complete prescription to be produced in Dentsply Sirona Orthodontics’ state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Sarasota FL. The brackets are metal injection molded, a manufacturing process that allows for incredibly intricate design elements to be reproduced with a high degree of accuracy. This means that all of the design elements and bracket programming are engineered to be as close to perfect as possible. Continue reading OmniArch® PLUS
Force When You Need It. Expression When You Want It.
Expression through Innovation
Extreme wire bends and challenging cases can put your archwire to the test. Not only must the wire be easy to bend and engage, but it must also resist deformation and fully express the desired forces while limiting excess patient discomfort. Nickel Titanium BioForce PLUS archwires by GAC are engineered with an unmatched combination of metallurgical expertise, technological resources and clinical knowledge. As a result, they deliver an ideal combination of performance, reliability and workability.
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Author: Dr. Jerry Clark
Have you ever completed treatment and ended up with a “gummy” smile? Have you ever waited and waited and waited for a canine to erupt so you can bracket the tooth and move forward with treatment? Have you ever completed treatment, had the teeth aligned perfectly, only to find that the gingival heights of some of the maxillary anterior teeth are at levels thus adversely affecting the esthetics of your patient’s smile? Have you ever tried to band a second molar and had an operculum obstructing your ability to band the tooth? Have you ever had a patient with poor oral hygiene that presents with inflamed hypertrophic gingival tissues that are growing over the patient’s brackets? These are just a few of the problems that can be easily and painlessly eliminated by using a soft tissue diode laser. Today, for the orthodontist who desires to provide the finest treatment for their patients, a soft tissue laser is an affordable must for your practice. They are easy to use and the positive effect you can have on your patient’s orthodontic treatment results are too significant to ignore. Continue reading Do You Have a Laser Yet? It’s Time to Get One!
In this time of travel teams, swing instructors and sports psychologists, few parents think twice about dropping a couple hundred dollars to keep their kid suited up in the latest cleats, skates and gear. A recent study by TurboTax estimated that the average parent spends $671 per year to cover the costs of organized sports. Yet for all of the money invested in gear, far too many young athletes are using mouthguards that provide little or no protection. The best—and some would say only—option is a custom fitted sports mouthguard. The key to getting everyone onboard, from proud parents to weekend warriors, is to frame the appliance as an essential piece of equipment. Because it is. Continue reading Let Custom Mouthguard Fabrication Take Your Practice to the Next Level
How one small practice in Colorado is doubling its profits every three years.
When Dr. Brandon Owen bought a practice in Fort Collins, Colorado in 2006, he wasn’t looking to bring orthodontics to an under-serviced area. He readily admits that the area probably had a full contingent of orthodontists. But the allure of the Fort Collins area itself was simply too overwhelming for him and his wife to consider going anywhere else. What he needed was a way to differentiate himself, and his practice. Continue reading The Treatment That’s Leaving All The Other Practices Behind.
With the introduction of DENTSPLY GAC’s new Copperloy™ family of archwires, we decided to take a fresh look at Copper Nickel-Titanium archwires, how Copper NiTi differs from the standard Nickel Titanium wire and what these differences mean when it comes to treatment. Continue reading Introducing the Copperloy TM Wire from DENTSPLY GAC