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Absolutely, yes! You can easily do cosmetic ortho using the Six Month Smiles system. Our system is designed specifically for Dentists/GDPs who have little or no orthodontic experience. The vast majority of adult patients are unwilling to undergo traditional orthodontic therapy. The system is the complete solution, making it easy for you to treat these patients with clear braces and provide a teeth straightening service that they really want.
The average case is completed in 6 months. However, the window of time is generally 4-9 months. The two primary reasons for these short treatment times are:
After you get trained, the first step is to take records on the patient (including impressions, x-rays, and a complete exam). After the records appointment, the case is submitted online and the patient’s impressions are sent to Six Month Smiles (digital or PVS). Once your case is received, our Digital Team will accurately identify and measure each tooth for their correct bracket placement. Once all of the locations have been determined the bracket specialist carefully places all of the brackets so that the desired orthodontic result will be achieved.
Then our lab specialists fabricates your custom bonding tray, making bonding the braces to the patient's teeth remarkably easy, efficient and stress free. The bonding trays, appropriate tooth colored wires, ties, and other needed materials are packaged into our Patient Tray Kit. Once the Patient Tray Kit has been assembled, it is returned to the dentist's office ready to use.
When the patient comes in for their braces-on appointment, the Patient Tray Kit is retrieved and the process begins. After the braces on appointment, the patient is seen every 4 weeks, for a simple adjustment visit. Once the teeth are in the final position, the braces are easily removed and adequate retention is provided. The patient is able to enjoy a smile that looks great and no longer makes them feel self-conscious. Our system is safe, straight-forward and patient focused.
Root resorption is not of more concern with Six Month Smiles than with any other type of orthodontic treatment. In fact, there is less chance for root resorption for Six Month Smiles cases. Root resorption is typically associated with high forces placed on teeth over a long period of time. With Six Month Smiles, the forces are very light and the treatment times are short. There is simply less time for resorption to occur compared to most traditional orthodontic cases.
Retention at the completion of treatment is the same whether traditional or short-term orthodontics is performed. The methods of retention, both fixed and removable, are also similar, regardless of the two forms of orthodontics.
Six Month Smiles brackets and wires have been created to specifically address the unique treatment objectives of short-term orthodontics. Affecting desired tooth movements while reducing undesirable ones utilizing straight wires (no bending!) and shorter treatment times requires proprietary, patented designs. The unique shape memory wires work in conjunction with the pre-positioned brackets to allow for the desired results to be achieved easily and predictably.
Six Month Smiles is similar to aligners, in that it’s a similar scope of treatment and a similar patient demographic that we’re treating. However, there are some significant benefits of Six Month Smiles over Aligners.
Benefits of Six Month Smiles vs. Aligners include:
We accept the following types of scans:
The Six Month Smiles® short term orthodontic system equips you to help your adult patients with crooked teeth, spaced cases, crowded cases, rotations, deep bites, creating spaces for implants and setting up cosmetic cases. We use unique clear brackets and tooth colored wires. The first step to becoming a Six Month Smiles® Provider is registering for an upcoming 2 day hands-on seminar.
Because your practice will benefit, your patients want it, your production will increase, and you'll be changing lives. You'll leave with the ability and confidence to start cases immediately. Benefits of being a Six Month Smiles Provider:
Dr. Bird shares how he has incorporated Six Month Smiles to even further increase his practice efficiency and achieve high patient satisfaction! 👍