No matter which path you choose to deliver straighter smiles to your patients, Six Month Smiles will be there to support you every step of the way. Use this handy guide to choose which course is best for your practice.
Braces & Aligners
No Prior Ortho
No Prior Ortho
|No Prior Ortho
(online or live)
|Live Case Reviews||-||-|
|Advanced Tips & Tricks||-||-||-|
|Self-Instruction (Online Modules)||3 Hours||6 Hours||1 Hour
Aligner e-course included
|Lecture/Participation||-||-||16 Hours||16 Hours|
|Provider Certification Upon Completion||Aligners only||Clear Braces only||Clear Braces and Aligners||N/A|
|Price in USD||$599||$799||$1,499||$2,750|
Invisible Aligners have advanced through the years. Not only has patient awareness of these removable appliances grown exponentially, the biomechanics of aligners have become more sophisticated. This has resulted in aligners becoming more capable of delivering predictable outcomes and in less time. Six Month Smiles® Invisible Aligners equip dentists to help adult patients with crooked teeth, spaced cases, mild rotations and more. The first step to becoming a Provider is registering for an upcoming training course.
Whether patients like it or not, there are times when aligners won't work to correct their smile issues. We get it. That's why Six Month Smiles® Clear Braces were created. Using a barely noticeable system of tooth-colored brackets placed in Indirect Bonding Trays together with white wires, dentists are able to give patients the smiles of their dreams in less time than traditional braces! That's what Guided Orthodontics is all about giving GPs the right tool for the right job. Get started with brackets and wires by attending our Braces 1 Day Live course. Note: Those interested in comprehensive aligner training, should take the Aligners eCourse.
Yes, we do require completion of one our course offerings in order to begin using the Six Month Smiles System and treating your patients with Six Month Smiles. If you are unable to attend a Live Course, we recommend checking out our online e-courses. For any questions concerning this, please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Six Month Smiles offers two ways to get trained on becoming a Six Month Smiles Braces Provider:
Upon completion of either of these courses you will be confident in starting your first brackets and wires patient using our Guided Ortho System. As always, should you have any questions, our clinical support team is here to help!
No, a scanner is not required to submit cases to Six Month Smiles. We accept PVS impressions and you are able to print a shipping label to send the impressions to us.
If you are in the UK, your impressions are sent to our UK Intake Centre where they are then poured, trimmed, scanned, and digitally sent to the Six Month Smiles facilities in the United States to be fabricated.
If you do have a scanner, we accept 3Shape, iTero, Meditlink, Sirona, and open source .STL files.
Getting started with Six Month Smiles is easy and prior orthodontic experience is not required. We offer courses for braces or aligners, depending on which product you are looking to offer. If you want to get the most out of Six Month Smiles, we recommend taking both courses so you can offer your patients both options.
Both our aligner and braces courses are designed specifically for General Dentists and we start with the fundamentals of orthodontic treatment and understanding basic principles of tooth movements. Then, we dive into the treatment essentials such as how to select the right patients and submit your case, what to do at the braces-on or aligner delivery appointment, how to monitor treatment and make necessary adjustments, and lastly, how to order retention for your patient.
After you've learned the essential knowledge for either braces or aligners, you are a certified Six Month Smiles Provider and can begin treating patients. If you've trained on braces, you will have access to additional online modules to help guide you through specific case types and provide additional tips & tricks.
We make it easy for a General Dentist to integrate orthodontics into their practice. Six Month Smiles offers personalized support from Clinical Specialists who are here to help you get started and guide you through your cases.
The average case is completed in 6 months. However, the window of time is generally 6-10 months. The two primary reasons for these short treatment times are:
No, we offer these courses separately. This allows you to choose live or online for one or both of the courses. For example, if you feel more confident with aligners than braces, you can register for the Aligner e-Course and the Braces Live 1-Day course for the additional hands-on learning. Our courses are sold seperately so you can choose the combination that works best for you!
Most patients with crooked or spaced teeth are candidates. A patient is not a candidate if their chief complaint cannot be fully addressed within the time period of about 6-10 months. Think about the patients you see each day – many of them would be great candidates for simple ortho treatments to give them a confident smile and pleasing result.
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 team of orthodontists will create a treatment plan and 3D simulation for you to review. After your approval of the treatment plan, our team of specialists will fabricate the case.
Aligner System: our team of specialists will print and label each aligner tray and package the items into our Aligner Patient Tray Kit. This includes a patient take home guide and bag they can use throughout treatment. Once the Patient Tray Kit has been assembled, it is returned to your office ready to use. After the initial placement of the aligners, your patient will switch out their aligner trays every 2 weeks. You will set up adjustment appointments every 2-4 weeks, depending on the patient and treatment plan. You can use the last aligner tray to order removable retainers for your patient from Six Month Smiles.
Clear Braces System: our lab specialists fabricates your custom indirect 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. 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.