How OrthoDenco Makes Herbst Appliances

How OrthoDenco Makes Herbst Appliances

32369921When we go about our Herbst, the first thing we ask is to get upper and lower models or impressions. Of course, the quality of those needs to be superb because the Herbst is a big deal for the patient and the practice. A lot of times parents are advised ahead of time when the Herbst is required for the treatment plan so they have a lot of notice and there’s a lot of angst and expectation about the appliance. From the moment we start, we want to make sure that we’re going to be able to deliver on that expectation for the practice and the patient.

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The Importance Of Sport Guards

Sports guards are very important because they provide protection. Primarily, they protect your teeth but potentially they can protect an athlete against concussions. How does a sports guard protect teeth? Why does this injury come about in the first place? Well, 60% of dental-facial injuries happen while playing sports. Out of these injuries, 10 to 20% have to do with broken teeth, so you can imagine the huge amount of patients, especially nowadays where a lot of kids go to play sports. You can imagine the increasing number of patients that can potentially have an injured tooth while playing a sport. Whether it is the tooth gets completely knocked out or broken in half, a sports guard can help you protect them. Of course, it’s not a silver bullet, nothing is, but it’s the next layer of protection for an athlete.

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Tips for Finding an Orthodontist

Tips for Finding an Orthodontist

Consider convenience when trying to find an orthodontist. The practice should be close to work or close to the school of the children so that it’s easy to go back and forth. Finding the practice within your local area should be relatively easy, you can do a quick online search or go to the American Association of Orthodontists which will have a list of orthodontists in your area. The most important thing is to go visit the office and interact with people. You want to be at a place where you feel comfortable, this is a medium-term commitment. You’re going to be there for two to three years, so it’s important that you know that you’re going to be able to feel comfortable going down the road.

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Orthodontic Clear Aligners

Orthodontic Clear Aligners

Pink Clear Acrylic ApplianceOrthoDenco has been working with clear aligners for a very long time, but it wasn’t up until recent years that we started tinkering with digital solutions for clear aligners. Now, OrthoDenco is able to offer dental professionals a solution that is more predictable than before, because through our digital solution, we’re able to provide a treatment that gives a new set of tools to the dental professional, and provides the patient more predictability of treatment.When we deliver a case to one of our practices, that case will have measurements of how much each tooth was moved in millimeters and degrees. That way, the dental professional knows the movement or the series of movements that each tooth has undergone, and how that impacts the overall art form of the patient. With these measurements, the dental professional is also able to adjust the inner proximal context in between each tooth, to be able to create the necessary space for the aligner to be able to be successful.

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The Impact of Digital Technology on the Dental Industry

The Impact of Digital Technology on the Dental Industry

Digital technology has had a huge impact on the dental industry. The effects are still trickling down from segment to segment. For us here in the orthodontic lab, digital technology has had a positive impact on the accuracy of our appliances and in the kinds of appliances, we offer to our clients. 
Also, digital technology has made it possible for patients to access service through digital, which is an option they didn’t have before. Overall, digital has made it possible for the industry to cater to more patients at a higher level of quality. Additionally, it has allowed the industry to gain back a lot of those jobs or cases that were outsourced overseas. Because the technology here in the United States is so advanced, many labs can actually have easier access than if outsourced.

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