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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 aligner training, should take the Aligners eCourse.
They're easy, effective, and let's face it, sometimes patients need them. Because 6MS offers a solution for every smile, Dentists know our Orthodontic planners are not beholden to any one type of appliance. After your 2-day hands-on training, you'll be certified to deliver Aligners, Braces, or Mixed Appliances (Aligners on the top arch & Braces on the Lower Arch) to your patients. That's something everyone can smile about!
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 guided 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 or invisible aligners and provide
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:
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 guided 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 guided 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.
We accept the following types of scans: