Dr. Matthew Standridge is the owner of Yates Center Dental, a practice that delivers personalized cosmetic and general dentistry solutions. His first practice, founded in 2012, was in Eureka, Kansas. He later bought a practice in Yates Center that would become Yates Center Dental. One of Matthew’s notable career milestones is being a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, being the youngest person in the history of Kansas to earn this award.
Matthew joins us today to describe why refinements are inevitable in clear aligners. He outlines his process for preparing his patients for future refinements. He explains some of the key reasons to minimize refinements and tips to accomplish this. He discusses the major difference between braces and aligners. Matthew also shares why, sometimes, patients are the ones responsible for early refinements.
"We want to be efficient, but the idea of zero refinements to me is completely unrealistic." – Matthew Standridge
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