Orthodontic Tips May 30, 2011

Orthodontic Tips May 30, 2011
The big thing for today and I think it is really big, is re-mineralization of enamel. Dr. Stephan Abrams gave a short lecture on this subject at the Toronto East Dental Society meeting and he agreed to talk to an assembled group of dentists to outline a “plug in module” for you to use in your practice.
This is big for me because poor brushers get pre-caries around their braces. They look like Continue reading

Orthodontic Tips May 27, 2011

Orthodontic Tips May 27, 2011

Sally Fields summed it up when she accepted the academy award for best actress, when she said,

“You like me, you really like me!”

We all want to be loved and we seem to need that reassurance every day.

Does that carry over into dentistry and even into orthodontics? Yes it does.

The problem is that each one of us is different and has different needs. So how do we Continue reading

Orthodontic Tips May 9, 2011

Orthodontic Tips May 9, 2011

When I am wrong, I am wrong!
Sometimes, when I’m right I’m also wrong.
We are only human. One time there was a retainer charge that shouldn’t have happened; once I promised porcelain braces and without checking, I put steel braces on. Stuff happens.
When I have been wrong I corrected the errors and moved on.
However, here is an example of when I was right, I was wrong anyway.
A teen-age woman had set her heart on modeling as a career choice. Her mom and I worked very hard at aligning her maxillary incisors for the big close up that might one day be on a billboard for all to see. Continue reading