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A Symmetrical Smile Is a Healthy Smile

There are many great points that can be made when explaining the benefits of Orthodsnap clear aligners to your patients. Our unique approach to manufacturing aligners means that they are superior and more effective than our competitors’ aligner trays. Our process also reduces cost, which means you can offer your patients competitive price-point options. One feature that should not be left out of the discussion when explaining the many benefits of Orthosnap is oral health. 

How Does Orthosnap Benefit Oral Health?

Cosmetic benefits weight high on the minds of patients who seek clear aligners to straighten their teeth. Orthosnap was designed with these cosmetic goals in mind.  OrthoSnap produces each tray from an original cast and uses superior impression molding. By forgoing 3D printing, Orthosnap is able to deliver drastic cosmetic results in less time and at a lower price point than competitors. 

As it turns out, a straighter smile is a healthier smile. Patients should understand the oral health problems that are associated with misaligned teeth. Crooked teeth make brushing and flossing difficult. When food particles are left on the surface of a tooth for too long, the mixture of bacteria, saliva, and food can form plaque. If the plaque is not removed soon enough, it can harden into a tough substance known as tartar. The interaction of bacteria and buildup along your teeth can lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease, and even tooth loss. Once patients begin Orthosnap treatments, the hard-to-reach portions of their teeth will become reachable during cleanings. This will reduce your patients’ risk for gum disease and decay. 

By explaining the health benefits of Orthosnap aligners, patients will understand that the investment may prevent costly restorative treatments that may be needed to address gum disease and decay down the road. Another benefit of a more symmetrical smile is that patients will be more motivated to maintain their new and more attractive smile. Once your patients realize the personal benefits of having a beautiful smile, they will redouble their efforts to maintain their new smile with proper oral hygiene and regular visits to your dental practice. 

Follow-Up Talking Points for Potential Orthosnap Patients

Along with improved oral health, patients should understand the leading benefits of choosing Orthosnap clear aligners over competitors. A few of these include:

  • Lower cost: The unique impression molding technique that Orthosnap has patented has the added benefit of providing custom aligner trays at a lower price-point than competitors. Dental offices that provide Orthosnap clear aligners can pass those cost-savings to patients. 
  • Shorter treatment timeline: The 3D printing technique used by our competitors accumulates small errors. After several weeks or months, this means that patients who use Invisalign aligners have to return to their dentist to have new molds or impressions made. This can delay their treatment timeline by several weeks.  
  • Better fit: Impression molding is proven to produce a snugger fit than 3D printing. This means better cosmetic results in a shorter timeframe for your patients. 

Provide Your Patients With the Unique Benefits of Orthosnap Clear Aligners 

By providing your patients with Orthosnap clear aligners, you are providing your patients with the most advanced clear aligner technology available. If you are ready to become a part of the growing family of dental practices that uses our advanced approach to teeth straightening, we welcome you to contact our office online.

Answering Questions About Direct-to-Consumer Aligners

In today’s economy, consumers (our dental patients) have come to expect services to be provided more easily, conveniently, and with greater flexibility than ever before. Just take Uber, Amazon Prime, and GrubHub; it’s no wonder that the same concept of “fast, affordable goods and services directly to the home” has rubbed off into the medical and dental fields.

As a dentist, you have probably fielded questions about the popular new trend of direct-to-consumer aligners. Many patients have questions about their effectiveness, quality, and price. Below, we’ve provided some talking points that will help you answer questions your patients may have. By talking together, you can help them see the value of partnering with a dentist for any and all dental and orthodontic treatment in the future.

Dentists Take a Closer Look at All Alignment Problems

The problem with many direct-to-consumer aligner brands is that their only method of determining alignment treatment is through a DIY bite impression. X-rays, examinations, and dental health history such as the presence of crowns and implants and jaw bone density information is not at the center of planning treatment like it would be in a dental or orthodontic practice. It’s important to discuss with patients that alignment problems are not just caused by the visibly crowded, gapped, or overlapping teeth; structures underneath the gumline play a pivotal role in the shape and function of the bite, and it’s important to consider them as much as the visible areas of the teeth.

Dentists Create More Accurate Impressions

While impressions are not the only factor that should be used to determine orthodontic treatment, they do remain an important part of treatment. The DIY impression kits that are shipped to consumers seem easy enough: simply follow the instructions! But dental impressions that guide treatment should be of the utmost quality and precision. Though a patient may do their best to create a quality impression, only trained dental professionals can really tell if an impression is done well.

Visiting A Dentist Provides Accountability

Regular check-ins with a dentist can help a patient hold themselves accountable during treatment. This is especially important for treatment involving a removable aligner such as these. A dental practice can provide regular examinations to determine progress, and offer support along the way for patients who may be struggling to commit to treatment.

Oral Health Always Comes First

It’s easy to understand why a patient desires a straighter smile. Cosmetic improvements to the smile can pay off with increased confidence and improved smile aesthetics. But first and foremost, your mouth should be healthy and free from tooth decay or gum disease. Patients with these conditions who order direct-to-consumer aligners are treating the cosmetic aspects of the smile before they are correcting their underlying health and functionality. In dental care, putting the cart before the horse can mean the cosmetic results do not last as long, or do not produce the desired end result.

OrthoSnap: Doctors are our Partners

Connect with OrthoSnap for additional information on our unique clear aligner solution and learn how to become an OrthoSnap provider in your area. With three patents and registration with the FDA, OrthoSnap provides a unique molding system for better-fitting aligners.  Learn more about OrthoSnap by scheduling a meeting with our founder, Yan Pogorelsky. You can also call us at 516-606-7606.

OrthoSnap vs Traditional Braces: Which Is Right For Your Patient?

When deciding which orthodontic treatment is right for your patient, there are several options. Patients today can opt for traditional metal braces, clear braces, Invisalign, and OrthoSnap clear aligners, depending on what your clinic offers. Deciding which option is best for your patient requires considering several factors, including cost, duration of treatment, comfort, and effectiveness.

One feature that sets OrthoSnap apart from other treatments is that our clear aligners work more quickly than other clear aligner systems while maintaining superior comfort over conventional braces. If your patient is considering orthodontic treatments and has questions about OrthoSnap, this overview should help them decide which option will work best.

Benefits of Traditional Braces

Individuals who believe they will have a hard time wearing clear aligners for 20 to 22 hours per day may benefit from traditional braces, which cannot be removed. Patients with particularly large gaps or complex cosmetic needs may benefit from traditional braces, although OrthoSnap is designed to treat complex cases that Invisalign cannot.

Benefits of OrthoSnap Clear Aligners

OrthoSnap clear aligners offer superior comfort compared to traditional metal braces, which require periodic tightening of metal wires. The clear aligners are also far more discrete. Most people will not be able to tell when you are wearing them. OrthoSnap also has the convenience of being removable for short periods of time. Other benefits of OrthoSnap over traditional braces include:

  • A shorter treatment timeline
  • Superior comfort
  • Affordability (OrthoSnap is often less expensive than Invisalign or braces)
  • No tightening appointments
  • No extractions or IPR
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Eligibility for certain types of dental insurance
  • A virtually invisible treatment
  • No dietary restrictions
  • Minimal oral discomfort

OrthoSnap clear aligners also have several benefits over other clear aligner brands. Our clear trays are more effective than Invisalign while costing significantly less (30 percent less in many cases). OrthoSnap treatments move individual teeth, meaning there is no need for IPR (interproximal reduction) to remove small amounts of enamel. OrthoSnap is also proven to align teeth in a shorter period of time than other clear aligner brands.

Which Option Is Right For The Patient?

When choosing between OrthoSnap clear aligners and traditional metal braces, ask your patient to consider the following questions.

  • Which option fits my budget?
  • How long do I want to undergo orthodontic treatments for?
  • Which choice will deliver a more comfortable experience?
  • How can I achieve the most optimal cosmetic results?
  • What is my pain tolerance?
  • Which treatment will be more discreet?

Learn How OrthoSnap Can Brighten Your Patient’s Smile

OrthoSnap technology was first patented in 2011 by Dr. Yan Pogorelsky. The trays are designed to improve the accuracy and effectiveness of aligners by eliminating the multi-step 3D/CAD process that can result in compounded inaccuracies that undermine the performance of the aligners and treatment overall. Our trays are manufactured with impression molding. This difference between the two processes can be seen with the naked eye.

To learn more about the benefits of OrthoSnap over traditional braces, contact our office online or call (516) 506-7606.

Orthosnap Gives Big Apple Dental Meeting Attendees Something to Chew On

In less than a decade, OrthoSnap has emerged as a breakthrough method to for moving patients’ teeth into straighter positions. First patented in 2011 by inventor Dr. Yan Pogorelsky, OrthoSnap’s product featuring FDA-approved materials has helped more than 100 new patients every month discover the right treatment for their crooked, crowded, or otherwise imperfect smiles. In fact, OrthoSnap has proven a success for mild to severe orthodontics cases.

Recently, OrthoSnap attended the Greater New York Dental Meeting (GNYDM). Our purpose in was to bring awareness to our clinically tested process of moving teeth. We want dentists to know that our system can cost up to 30 percent less than other clear aligners and treat a wider range of candidates. Read on for some highlights of the early December experience in the Big Apple. Then, contact us to find out if OrthoSnap is a fit for your dental practice.

Attendance Was Off-the-Charts Impressive

More than 50,000 dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, and dental technicians from 146 countries came to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center for the GNYDM in early December 2018. Not only did this forum give OrthoSnap a platform to showcase our groundbreaking treatment, but it gave us the opportunity to learn from colleagues across the dentistry field. Throughout the few days of the meeting, dozens of speakers educated our fellow national and international attendees. Emerging, clinically successful technologies such as OrthoSnap were some of the hottest topics, as dental providers globally want to find leading edge ways to treat their patients.

OrthoSnap Exhibited Alongside More Than 1,000 Companies

According to statistics recently released from the GNYDM, more than 1,600 technical exhibits including OrthoSnap were housed in the Center for the duration of the event. Located in a prime corner spot, the OrthoSnap booth saw its share of interested attendees fascinated by the possibility of making orthodontia less expensive and faster for more of their patients. This allowed us a wonderful opportunity to meet current and new partners.

Our GNYDM Video Is Available Online for Viewing by Anyone

To prepare for the GNYDM, we created a short video highlighting how OrthoSnap works. At our exhibitor booth, we presented the video so guests could understand why OrthoSnap stands apart from other clear aligners. Want to watch the video yourself? It’s available right now at Vimeo. Discover for yourself why our accelerated, well-accepted treatment plan makes so many patients – and their dentists – smile!

Being at GNYDM Brought OrthoSnap Awareness to Dental Providers and Staff

Seeing is believing. At GNYDM, our team spent time answering questions and fostering relationships with people from every corner of the globe. Whenever possible, we supplemented our discussions with hands-on demonstrations and videos. Our expectation is that the attendees will take their newfound knowledge back to their home practices and spread the word about the OrthoSnap revolution.

Introduce Your Patients to Clear Orthodontics

Clear orthodontics treatment isn’t a fad: It’s a long-term trend that appeals to patients of all ages. If you want to solve your patient’s smile issues faster without putting them at risk, invest some time in OrthoSnap as a cosmetic dentistry treatment solution.

Interested in learning more about OrthoSnap? Schedule a meeting with our founder or call us at (516) 506-7606. Our manufacturing and headquarters are in Westbury, NY. However, we happily work with dental providers throughout the world.

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A Guide to Promoting Clear Orthodontics in Your Practice

Convenient and discrete orthodontic solutions are more popular than ever — and more talked about than ever — in part due to new, buzzed about straight-to-consumer clear aligner solutions. Right now, it’s more important than ever to promote your professional services for removable, clear orthodontics. Advertise the benefits of working one-on-one with a dentist during orthodontic treatments throughout your practice. Doing so will give more people the opportunity to talk with you and your staff about improving the alignment of their smile safely and effectively.

Promoting your clear aligner orthodontic services can be done in a variety of ways. Choose a mixture of promotion methods that will appeal to a variety of patients at different stages in the decision process.

Hang signs and displays

Posters or small displays in both the waiting area and in exam rooms are a low-pressure way for patients to begin thinking about . Highlight the benefits of working with a dentist for smile correction. Dispel common myths patients may believe about treatment, including:

  • “Orthodontic treatments must come from orthodontists.”
  • “Clear aligners are too expensive for me.”
  • “Clear aligners will take longer to align my smile than traditional braces.”
  • “Clear aligners can’t fix my smile.”

Tag, post, and like

Your practice’s social media accounts are a great place to promote clear aligner services. Post before and after photos, include testimonials from patients, and even record a short video explaining your treatment process. Inform your audience that you provide a professional solution for non-traditional orthodontic treatment. By utilizing hashtags that include your practice’s location and services, people searching for local clear aligner treatment can find your practice easily.

Snap some photos

Photos do wonders for starting conversations about orthodontics. By creating a photo wall, or a dedicated area in your practice to display patient smile photos, you can establish credibility and remind patients about your range of services. The collection also builds patient loyalty; you can encourage goodwill by asking those patients who have transformed their smiles for permission to be featured.

Dedicate web space

Create a web page and blog posts on your practice’s website dedicated solely to clear aligner treatment. Creating more online content about your specific services will help people discover your practice when searching online for orthodontic solutions in your area. Blog posts answering common questions about clear aligners are a great resource if patients want additional resources to share with guardians, family members, or friends.

Talk one-on-one

The best way to promote clear orthodontics is to discuss the treatment option with those patients, or guardians of patients, who are good candidates. This can be anyone who:

  1. is an older teenager or adult
  2. has over-crowded teeth, gaps in teeth, crooked teeth, protruding teeth, crossbites, or overjets
  3. is serious about treatment and will be diligent in wearing aligners

Ask questions to determine your patient’s desires for their smile. Listen to any concerns and have printed materials detailing next steps and additional resources on-hand. Talking to patients in person is a more personal way to discuss the full benefits of clear aligners for their specific situation. You can also explain the benefits of working with a dentist rather than a popular direct-to-consumer option.

Get started today

Talking to patients face-to-face is ultimately the best way to promote clear orthodontics and help your patients create the smile they desire; small marketing efforts like those detailed above can help you start more conversations. While patients may ultimately decide against treatment, your conversation may ultimately help them avoid seeking orthodontic treatments from lower-quality or unreliable sources.

To learn more about what sets OrthoSnap apart from other clear aligners on the market today, and why it could be a more affordable and more effective solution for your patients, visit our Why It Works page.  or call our office at 516-506-7606.

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