TIPS September/October 2021 – Smile with Style
Smile with Style – Innovations for a Better Smile – TIPS September/October 2021
OrthoClear™ Aligners – Pages 6-8
Changing the Game in Tooth Whitening Chemistry – Pages 12-14
Can a Prophy Handpiece Really Improve Safety and Efficacy? – Pages 16-19
All For One, One For All – Pages 22-23
As masks come off, the smiles reappear! Most people tend to immediately notice the shade and alignment of the teeth when seeing these smiles again. Innovations in the last several years have led to easier and better ways to improve the esthetic quality of the smile. As your patients unveil theirs again, you may find renewed interest in making improvements.
For shade improvements, new whitening technologies using advanced emulsions have been developed to whiten faster and more effectively with the comfort of virtually no sensitivity. See page 13 for insights from the Crest Whitening Emulsions chemist, Paul Sagel, on their innovations that deliver a better whitening experience for patients and clinicians.
To achieve a genuine “Smile with Style,” the teeth need to be a nice white and have proper alignment. Here is where the next big innovation comes in…clear aligners. Yes, they have been around for many years and have become quite popular. The drawback is the out-of-reach high cost for many who could benefit from such treatment. This has given rise to some companies who have attempted to insert themselves between you and your patients by selling clear aligner treatments directly to the consumer. The innovation here is the availability of a new clear aligner solution from DenMat and Burkhart called OrthoClear. This is a complete yet economical clear aligner solution you can provide to your patients. It is competitive with direct-to-consumer offerings and is more affordable to patients than, for example, Invisalign. See the article on page 6 for more details on how Burkhart can help you implement or transition your clear aligner offerings to OrthoClear.
Position your practice to create more smiles with style. Your Burkhart Account Manager can help you choose the best solution for whitening options and clear aligner treatments for your patients. They are here to help make your practice more successful and your professional life easier.
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