Digital Bracket Setup
Six Month Smiles is continuing to innovate as a digital company. Effective today, Digital Bracket Setups shall be part of all cases at no extra charge.
- Digital Bracket Setups result in accurate, precise, consistent, and quantifiable bracket positioning.
- Accurate bracket setup increases orthodontic treatment efficiency- brackets are placed digitally in the most ideal location; fewer bracket adjustments are required.
- Digital bracket setups are more accurate than the traditional method of lining a stone model.
- Digital bracket setups are stored as STL files therefore you have electronic records of the setups for every case.
What is “Digital Bracket Setup?”
Answer: Digital Bracket Setup (also known as Digital Bracket Placement or Digital Indirect Bonding) is placement of the brackets, as determined by your prescription, on a scanned model using a dental CAD software (Computer Aided Design). Digital Bracket Setups are more accurate than the traditional method of lining a stone model. Digital Bracket Setups are stored as STL files therefore you have electronic records of the setups for every case.
How much does Digital bracket setup cost?
Answer: There is no additional cost for Digital Bracket Setup. All cases regardless of how they are submitted (Scans/PVS impressions) will have Digital Bracket Setup.
Do I need an intra-oral scanner for Digital Bracket Setup?
Answer: No, an intraoral scanner is NOT required. Six Month Smiles will use your PVS impressions to pour a model and then will scan the model for digital processing. This service is also included in the price of the case (at no extra charge).
Can I review the Digital Bracket Setup before my case is processed?
Answer: No. This option does not exist for a standard case but is available for CONFIDEX™ cases, where you have the opportunity to verify the bracket setup (and treatment plan) before approving the case.
Why is Six Month Smiles requesting photos for Case submission?
Answer: Photos are OPTIONAL but they do greatly enhance our ability to detect gingival margins, verify present and missing dentition and cross-check against defects in impressions/scans. In short, photos help us improve the accuracy of the digital bracket setup. We recommend that you upload photos with your case submission. However, we will process your case without photos.
I don’t have any/ all the pre-records photos, can I still submit a case?
Answer: YES. You may upload all/ few/ no photos. Photos are NOT required for case submission. Photos are only required for a CONFIDEX™ case.
Why is there a printed model included with my Case?
Answer: The printed model is used to transfer the digital setup from the computer to production as the printed model is used to fabricate the indirect bonding tray for your case.
How long can I access the Digital Bracket Setup STL files from my portal?
Answer: 3 years. After 3 years, the Digital Bracket Setup files will be archived and not readily accessible. Six Month Smiles strongly recommends that you download the files on to your own computer/hard drive/electronic storage location as the file is a permanent record of the patient’s pre-treatment dentition.
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