Cosmetics
Clear aligners vs braces: Which one comes out on top?
February 11, 2019 -- When you have to decide between clear aligners and traditional braces, which treatment option is best for your patients? Researchers reviewed multiple scientific studies to evaluate the pros and cons of both tooth movement techniques.  Discuss
CVS, Walgreens move into dental health space
February 4, 2019 -- Pharmacy giants CVS Health and Walgreens are making moves into the dental health space.
Align Tech reports increased Q4, 2018 revenues
January 29, 2019 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the fourth quarter of 2018 and the year.
3Shape integrates with 3M ortho software
December 13, 2018 -- 3Shape and 3M have announced a partnership that allows practitioners to use 3Shape's scanner to digitally integrate with 3M's Oral Care portal.
Carestream Dental, 3M partner on aligner scans
December 11, 2018 -- Carestream Dental and 3M have announced a partnership that allows Carestream's CS 3500 and CS 3600 intraoral scanners to digitally integrate with 3M's Oral Care Portal.  Discuss
Align Technology gets FDA OK for Invisalign with mandibular advancement
October 31, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Invisalign treatment with mandibular advancement.  Discuss
Orthocaps aligners get FDA clearance
October 29, 2018 -- Rocky Mountain Orthodontics has announced that the Orthocaps clear aligners have received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).  Discuss
Align Technology reports increased revenues, shipments for Q3
October 25, 2018 -- Medical device company Align Technology has reported increases in revenues and clear-aligner shipments for the third quarter of 2018.  Discuss
3Shape gets new FDA clearance for ortho workflow
October 24, 2018 -- 3Shape has received new 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its Ortho System clear-aligner workflow.  Discuss
Understanding the biological mediators of tooth movement
September 26, 2018 -- With more general practitioners offering clear-aligner treatments, being up-to-date on the biological mechanisms and pharmaceuticals that might affect tooth movement is crucial. A new comprehensive review describes the issues related to effective orthodontic treatment.  Discuss
Hot Topic
Do whitening toothpastes live up to the hype?

What should you tell your patients when they ask if whitening toothpastes are effective? Are claims that they remove tooth stains or whiten teeth substantiated? To find out if toothpastes live up to the marketing hype, researchers reviewed the existing literature comparing the effects of whitening and regular toothpastes. Read more.

Conferences
Maximizing the Orthodontist Western Caribbean Cruise
March 31 - April 7
Fort Lauderdale, Florida United States
Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD) 2019 Annual Meeting
April 4-6
Dallas, Texas United States
Dental Treatment Planning and Sequencing Hawaii Cruise
April 6-13
Honolulu, Hawaii United States
American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) 2019 Annual Session
May 3-7
Los Angeles, California United States