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IPR, ARS; Whats With All the Acronyms?

IPR, ARS; Whats With All the Acronyms?

IPR and ARS are acronyms that are commonly used in conjunction with orthodontic treatment, but they are generally unknown outside of orthodontics. Just like in the acronym filled military, orthodontists have their own language and acronyms. So what are IPR and ARS?...
Invisalign & Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT)

Invisalign & Clear Aligner Therapy (CAT)

Today, Invisalign is a household name and everyone knows what it is, but it wasn’t always this way. The concept of incremental tooth movement is not new, and the inventor of Invisalign did not really invent anything. What he did do was see how technology could...
Invisalign Retainers

Invisalign Retainers

Once we get the braces off or finish treatment with clear aligners and move to retainers, we tend to think that treatment is completed. This is not completely accurate. The active part of treatment where the teeth are being moved into place is done, but retention is...
Invisalign Touch-up

Invisalign Touch-up

It is not uncommon for us as patients to get lazy with our retainer wear. Once we get lazy and start to move away from consistent retainer wear, it doesn’t take long before we are never wearing our retainers. If the orthodontist has done their job and finished...
Cross-Bites and Bite Ramps

Cross-Bites and Bite Ramps

Cross-bites are a common problem in young kids and if not corrected, they can cause real problems with facial growth and development, jaw joints, and oral function. Obviously, some cross-bites are more detrimental than others, but none of them are good. You may be...
Phase I or Limited Treatment

Phase I or Limited Treatment

Many types of early treatment are labeled “Phase I” or may also be presented as a “Limited Treatment.” The purpose of a Phase I treatment plan or a limited treatment plan is to provide a problem focused treatment that is limited in scope and duration. This approach to...