For Meghan Trainor, it’s All About That Bass… for an orthodontist, it’s all about that compliance! When orthodontic elastic compliance is less than 100%, it can become impossible to achieve the ideal treatment results that we expect. The likelihood is high that at some point during a patient’s orthodontic experience, elastics will be required to complete bite correction. Elastics move the teeth in ways that braces alone cannot accomplish. In order to fully benefit from elastic wear, they should be worn 24/7. The downfall for many patients is that the elastics are removable, therefore they get removed, and sometimes, they don’t get replaced. [Read more…]
It’s true… it happens at the end of every summer… members of our orthodontic family head off to college and we have to say goodbye. This summer was especially tough because we had to say goodbye to our former patient and longtime employee, Zoe M.
According to the ADA News, a publication of the American Dental Association, the number of women in dentistry has risen dramatically. In 1978, just four years before I entered Georgetown University School of Dentistry, 15.9% of all first year dental students were women. By 2016, it had risen to about 50%. During that same time, women practicing dentistry rose from 5% to about 25%. Those are some amazing numbers! [Read more…]
Here at Dr. Remington’s orthodontic practice, we love seeing smiling faces, and we’re lucky enough to see them every day! Here are a few we’d like to share with you this week.
What is Emily T. smiling about, you may ask yourself? Is it because she’s enjoying her summer vacation? Possibly. Is it because she is taking home a giant cupcake after today’s visit? Probably. Is it because she just got her braces off? Most definitely!!! Keep smiling Emily!!! [Read more…]
You may be asking yourself, what is a digital scanner, and why is that exciting news? Our new state-of-the-art scanner takes digital pictures of the teeth and the bite, which eliminates the need for… you guessed it… impressions! Without a doubt, impressions are the one thing that all patients really dread. Well, dread no more, we have the solution!
Without getting too technical, our scanner is integrated with all of our other digital equipment, which means that the digital x-rays, digital photos, and now, digital models all synch with one other to create a unified patient profile. That of course, is the exciting thing for us, but the exciting thing for you is NO MORE IMPRESSIONS! [Read more…]