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Orthodontic Training for General Dentists

Posted by 6monthsmiles on May 9, 2017 9:52:34 AM

The Six Month Smiles  Short Term Ortho System provides General Dentists with a practical and turnkey solution for adults with crooked teeth. Utilizing unique clear brackets and tooth colored wires, the system allows general dentists to easily help their adult patients who think that they are "stuck" if they refuse traditional orthodontic treatment.
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Topics: Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles

7 Benefits of Regular Dental Cleanings

Posted by 6monthsmiles on May 4, 2017 10:12:16 AM

If you want to keep your teeth and gums healthy, it's important to make regular visits to the dentist. One of the most basic services your dentist performs is cleaning your teeth. Dentists usually recommend getting your teeth cleaned twice per year. There are quite a few reasons to make sure you don't forget to do this. Here are 7 benefits of dental cleanings.

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Topics: For Patients

Provide An Extraordinary Experience At Your Dental Office During Every Visit

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Apr 25, 2017 3:07:26 PM

Customer service is an essential aspect of dentistry. In the past, a dental practice could be seen as being a great dental practice because it provided outstanding dental care. Times have changed, and a dental practice not only wants to provide outstanding dental care, but it also wants to outweigh the competition when it comes to providing customer service.

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Topics: The Economics of Dentistry, Dental Practice Tips

Spring Has Sprung! Use These 3 Easy Tips to Spring Into a Healthier, Happier Smile.

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Apr 19, 2017 10:37:32 AM

The grass is greener. The sun is shining, everything is springing forth new and let's not forget that one tell-tale sign that truly tells us spring has sprung... the return of yellow Peeps! With so much joy in the air, you are probably finding yourself smiling a lot more now that the winter blues have melted like that last dusting of snow on your window sill.

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, For Patients

Discussing Short-Term Orthodontics from the Hygiene Chair

Posted by Jennifer Murphy, RDHBS, MBA on Mar 29, 2017 1:43:33 PM

As a dental hygienist myself I know how important it is to empower hygienists to take on an expanded role in the dental office and pride themselves on the ability to identify and discuss treatment opportunities is crucial to the success of integrating orthodontics into your general dental practice.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles, Team

How Clear Braces can Transform Your Smile

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Mar 20, 2017 10:19:09 AM

Having crooked teeth can really affect your self-esteem. When you're at an event and someone pulls out their smartphone to take a picture, do you feel self-conscious? Do you try to hide your teeth, keeping your mouth closed when you smile? If so, you've probably considered cosmetic dentistry at some point in your life. Maybe you were afraid or you didn't want to commit to such a big change, or maybe the idea of ugly metal on your teeth made you cringe. Metal braces, though they improve your smile eventually, can make your smile look worse while they're on. They can give you yet another reason to keep your mouth closed and avoid showing off your pearly whites. 

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Topics: For Patients

Keeping Teeth Straight After Braces: How to Maintain Orthodontic Treatment

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Mar 14, 2017 2:17:17 PM

You've gone through the process of getting braces, scheduling dental visits, and watching your teeth shift to create the beautiful smile that you have today. You can finally look in the mirror and love the smile you see reflected back at you. So, of course, you want to do everything you can to ensure that your smile stays this beautiful forever. Afterall, you don't want to go through the process of getting braces just to watch your teeth shift again. So, how do you maintain orthodontic treatment once your braces come off? 

(Interested in straight teeth in six months with clear braces? Click here to learn about Six Month Smiles!)

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Topics: Marketing Information, Six Month Smiles, For Patients

Five Tips for Going Back to Work with Braces

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Mar 8, 2017 10:16:49 AM

Braces can be a big change, especially as an adult. You've lived your entire life without them, creating daily habits that didn't include caring for something attached to your teeth. It can be a bit challenging getting used to them, as well as learning to care for your teeth while they're on. But it's also well worth it. One challenge adults with braces can face is going to work with them. Below you'll find five tips for going back to work with braces that will help you adjust to your new day-to-day schedule. (Luckily with Six Month Smiles, straight teeth takes less time!)

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Topics: Six Month Smiles, For Patients

Use Treatment Brochures As A Conversation Starter

Posted by Lee Ann Brady on Feb 27, 2017 2:44:11 PM

Use marketing materials.

A major barrier to selling patients on aesthetic treatments such as Six Month Smiles is that they have zero idea you offer them. Let’s be real, sometimes when you work in the back it’s easy to forget what patients experience in the waiting room.

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Topics: The Economics of Dentistry, Marketing Information, Dental Practice Tips

The Secret to a Healthy Mouth: Visiting Your Dentist

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Feb 9, 2017 2:02:34 PM

Whether you're getting a shower before the big prom, or are shaving in the morning, your personal hygiene is always important. After all, first impressions are lasting ones, especially when you're hanging around groups of people. However, it's amazing how many people shave and shower on a daily basis, but don't take care of their dental hygiene as well.

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Topics: Dental Practice Tips, For Patients