Orthodontics

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by Dr. Robert Kazmierski
Dr. Robert Kazmierski explains why it’s essential to figure out when patients truly do benefit from Phase I treatment—based on scientific results, not marketing.
May 2022
by Dr. Chad Foster
Dr. Chad Foster, Orthotown’s editorial director, discusses how lower lip trapping can mask underlying hard-tissue deficiencies, and how to approach such cases.
May 2022
by Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar
As the number of companies offering clear aligner options burgeons, so does confusion about which options might be best for an orthodontist’s practice. Dr. Andrew Sarpotdar discusses his experiences with several major companies since 2013 and shares five keys for choosing the right clear aligner system for your practice.
April 2022
This Townie gets a second opinion on extractions after the patient’s mother expresses concern.
April 2022
Take a look at some of the latest happenings in the orthodontic industry.
April 2022
Take a look at some of the newest products hitting the orthodontic market.
April 2022
With our monthly poll, you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how orthodontics is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s results on bonding, brackets and wires.
April 2022
For fabrication of aligners and retainers
April 2022
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster shares a patient case in which the position of upper incisors within the lip frame became of singular importance during treatment.
April 2022
by Dr. Mike DePascale
Dr. Mike DePascale shares a case study that challenged him early in his professional tenure—a patient with a narrow maxilla, irregular mandibular arch, severe crowding and overjet, lip incompetence and several other issues who was unwilling to pursue surgical treatment. As DePascale explains, the final result wasn’t orthodontic perfection but was life-changing nonetheless.
March 2022
Townies trade theories and potential treatments for a rare #7 not dropping into place
March 2022
This Townie needs help on an inherited case that was unsuccessfully treated with Invisalign
March 2022
With our monthly poll, you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how orthodontics is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s results on treatment planning.
March 2022
After Townies cast their ballots for their favorite orthodontic services and products, we tallied the results. Now, it’s time to announce the winners of the Orthodontic 2021 Townie Choice Awards!
January/February 2022
by Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis
In their early history in orthodontics, aligners were considered the Rodney Dangerfield of orthodontic appliances: They got no respect, because it was thought they had such limited clinical applicability. But as Dr. Jonathan Nicozisis explains, aligners possess many qualities that are unparalleled by traditional fixed appliances, including the ability to apply continuous force and control lower incisor position.
January/February 2022
by Dr. Adith Venugopal
Dr. Adith Venugopal shares a case study in which he used extraradicular miniscrews to encourage tooth movement during whole-arch distalization to help correct lip incompetence and bidental protrusion.
January/February 2022
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
This Townie has won four “teacher of the year” awards while serving as a clinical assistant professor at the University of Southern California’s graduate orthodontics program. He also runs a beautiful practice in Corona, California. Hear his take on clinical diagnostic technology, what new grads should expect from the future of orthodontics, and more.
January/February 2022
Townies discuss the pros and cons of having a busy office.
January/February 2022
With our monthly poll, you can see how other practices operate, what works, what doesn’t and how orthodontics is evolving. The information we gather each month helps us measure trends in the profession. Take a look at this month’s results on CE and networking.
January/February 2022
by Dr. Rooz Khosravi
Interest in in-office aligner (IOA) systems is growing in the orthodontic community, yet a limited number of providers have implemented this system in their practices. In the second part of his series, Dr. Rooz Khosravi breaks down parts of an IOA system and provides readers with essential information on how they can build one at their practices.
December 2021
by Dr. Kyle Fagala
In the latest installment of our newest recurring column written by members of the Orthotown community, Dr. Kyle Fagala shares five failures he encountered during his first eight years of practice, and the lessons learned from them.
December 2021
by Kyle Patton, associate editor
With more than three decades of practice under his belt, this Townie is one of the longest-tenured orthodontists in the metro D.C. area. We visit his Glen Burnie, Maryland, practice to talk about the evolution of the profession, growing up in West Africa and the bittersweetness of being a Baltimore Orioles fan.
November 2021
Townies get theoretical and discuss swapping a common slot with a different bracket.
November 2021
by Dr. Rooz Khosravi
In the first installment of a two-part series, Dr. Rooz Khosravi identifies the main components required to set up an in-office aligner system—intraoral scanners, digital software packages and 3D printers—and what orthodontists should look for in each.
November 2021
by Dr. Chad Foster
Orthotown Editorial Director Dr. Chad Foster discusses the lessons he’s learned when treating adult orthodontic rehabilitation cases, and the four items he needs to be comfortable with before he agrees to take on a new patient who needs such care.
December 2021
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