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Orthodontics, Tips and Tricks

How My "Clear Aligner" Journey Helped Me Help My Patients
By Tina Clarke, RDH, MEd on July 15, 2022

A few months ago, I finished my clear aligner journey. This experience helped me better understand what my patients may encounter, how to advise them on their journey, and which questions...

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Patient Care, Orthodontics

5 Best Products for Braces
By Katie Melko, RDH, MSDH on April 25, 2022

When it comes to patients taking care of their teeth, one of the biggest hurdles is flossing! Whether it’s a child or adult, this tends to be an area where hygiene falters. Now add braces...

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Preventive Care, Orthodontics

Braces and Prophy Angles: Which are Best?
By Paula Snyder, RDH, BSDH on June 3, 2021

Tween and teen patients can be the highlight of my day. But that changes when they smile and reveal plaque-caked orthodontic wires and brackets. The inflamed gingiva from the host response...

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Patient Care, Orthodontics

The Orthodontic Patient: Simple Tips to Get You Through
By Jamie Collins, RDH on May 11, 2021

Ah, the dreaded orthodontic patient. Hardware galore, severe gingivitis and enough leftover food impacted around the brackets to sustain the patient for a week. Nothing is easy and the...

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