Protecting the Public?

The last time organized dentistry and dental boards tried to “protect the public” they warned of the......

You Think SmileDirectClub Is Bad?

I know orthodontists generally hate SmileDirectClub but let me tell you what fully decentralized orthodontic treatment may look like in the future: Scenario #1 Imagine you want straighter teeth and so...

A Word to the Wise

My good friend Angela Weber at OrthoSynetics called me this afternoon and basically said, "Calm the ......

It’s Time to Grow Up

Orthodontists claim that receiving orthodontic treatment as a child or teen increases self-esteem an......

Is SmileDirectClub Appropriate for Teenagers?

For my entire career as an orthodontist I’ve been asked daily, “Does my child need braces?” by parents who want the best for their kids. My answer is always the same, “If you think your child ...

The Future of Clear Aligners

We live in a very interesting time. The advent of SmileDirectClub has changed the game forever, but this is just the beginning and there will be a resulting chain reaction that is perpetuated for year...

Orthodontists Are Like Taxi Drivers

No, I’m not talking about the fact that we both are hired help who are paid to get people from where they are to where they want to be. Neither am I talking about the fact that all taxis look t...