The “Big Picture Approach”: Orthodontic Problem Solving From a Bird’s Eye View

“When the only tool you own is a hammer, every problem begins to resemble a nail.” ~ Abraham Maslow

When facing critical problems and difficulties in our case progression and mechanics during orthodontic treatment, we sometimes struggle with finding the right solution and seem to be going deeper into complexity, and often, nothing seems to be working! In such situations, it’s always useful to remember to see the big picture of the situation first, before drowning further in the little details.

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There’s Something About MDP (Mobile Dental Photography)!..

“Every photograph is a battle of form versus content.” ~ Garry Winogrand

As many of you probably know, Mobile Dental Photography (MDP) has been gaining track in recent years as smartphone technology advances in terms of sensor quality, resolution, and lens sophistication, leading to much improved image quality over the last few years. MDP has also caught on mainly due to smartphones being relatively smaller and lighter than a Digital SLR camera and so many clinicians prefer the “lighthearted” nature of it.

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What happens during Orthodontic Tooth Acceleration? Surgical Procedures for Accelerating Orthodontic Treatment

OK, so what’s the speed of “Dark”? ~ Steven Wright

Today’s guest blog post is by colleague Dr. Samer Mheissen, currently in private practice in Damascus, Syria, and is the Section Editor for the International Journal of Contemporary Orthodontics (See short C.V. at the bottom of the post). He shares with us some of his thoughts and opinion regarding the topic of Surgical Orthodontic Tooth Acceleration.

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Why I’m not using Self-Ligation for “Faster” Treatment

“Nature does not hurry, yet everything is accomplished.” ~ Lao Tzu

In this blog post, I’d like to share some thoughts regarding an important – and still debatable – aspect of self-ligation treatment, relating to claims of “faster” treatment and shorter overall treatment times, and clarify why I personally do NOT use Self-ligation primarily for “faster” treatment, but for other clinically-relevant reasons.

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Keys to Orthodontic Excellence :: An Interview on “Ortodontia Descomplicada” Blog

“The man who grasps principles can successfully select his own methods. The man who tries methods, ignoring principles, is sure to have trouble.” ~ Josh Kauffman

As mentioned in the previous blog post, and in the spirit of my intention to position The Orthodontic Notefile as an Orthodontic Success Philosophy blog, I’m honored to be starting the blog posts this month with an interview I’ve had both the pleasure and honor to be asked to do by fellow Orthodontist/Blogger colleague Dr. Alexandre Veiga Jardim from Brazil, for his orthodontic blog Ortodontia Descomplicada .

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