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The Six Month Smiles® (6MS) guided 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 aligners and unique clear brackets and tooth-colored wires to resolve the patient’s chief complaint. We can seamlessly switch between aligners and braces making it easier than ever to give your patient the smile they have always dreamed about.
The first step to becoming a Six Month Smiles® Provider is to register for a 2 day hands-on course. After your training, you'll leave with the ability and confidence to start cases immediately.
Six Month Smiles provides faster treatment times (average of 6 months), with either Aligners or Braces, depending upon case complexity. We will demonstrate how much movement is achieved with Aligners, enabling patients and dentists to make informed decisions on selecting Aligners or Braces. Our ability to move teeth fast is enhanced by our digital analysis expertise and the selection of the right appliance for each case.
We offer realistic treatment plans that will result in fewer refinements for each case. Our treatment plans are developed by orthodontists, not machines or technicians. If Aligner treatment isn’t the best solution for your patient, our CONFIDEX™ treatment planners will advise you of Clear Braces and mixed appliance options.
Our Aligners are ideal for patients with mild to moderate crowding (7-10 mm) and spaced cases (5-7 mm). We cannot actively address open/deep bites but some improvement will occur due to relative intrusion/ extrusion. Similarly, crossbites (anterior only) may only be corrected if the roots are favorably positioned.
This product includes a maximum of 20 active Aligners/arch + 2 refinements. If an Aligner outcome is possible, we will show you a 360º simulation and, if necessary, recommend Clear Braces and Mixed Appliance options (Braces on one arch, or Braces on both arches).
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. Our fast orthodontics system is the complete solution, making it easy for you to treat these patients with clear braces and provide
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
Then our lab specialists
When the patient comes in for their braces-on appointment, the Patient Tray Kit is retrieved and the process begins. After the braces on
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. With a fast orthodontics system, 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, fast 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.
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Because it's easy, effective, and your patients want it. We offer a solution for every smile using Aligners, Braces, or Mixed Appliances (Aligners on the top arch & Braces on the Lower Arch). Your production will increase as you change lives.