Aligners, patient take home supplies to make sure patients are compliant, and everything in between. If you need something aligner related, Benco has you covered.
In this procedure we'll cover:
Step 1: Records
-Impression (Digital & Traditional)
Step 2: Treatment
-Onboarding (Smilers Portal)
-Buttons, IPR, Patient Tools
Step 3: Prevention
Smilers Aligners provide everything you'll need to win back patients and attract new ones. You can now offer better aligner therapy that gives you total control of the procedure, and provides better results. You'll not only have happier patients, but far more of them.
Smilers is an open platform that will accept files from a majority of scanners on the market.
If you choose not to use a digital impression, Smilers will still accept physical impressions. You can print a pre-paid Fed Ex label right from the portal. Box them up and they're off to New Jersey to be scanned and uploaded for a treatment plan to be developed.
Photos are the last step of the process when uploading a Smilers case. Occlusal mirrors can be used to make sure images are accurate for the staff Orthodontist putting together the treatment plan.
While taking those photos, let's keep those cheeks out of the way. With a little help from the patient, and the items listed. This can be accomplished with ease.
Although it is not needed, it is highly recommended that a pan be uploaded when submitting a case. Having this information will allow the staff Orthodontist to accurately predict root segmentation.
Lets call them what they really are. Small pieces of filling material bonded to the tooth to allow the aligner to grip the tooth. Smilers makes it easy to predict where these have to be by providing an easy to use template. The hardest decision will be what bonding agent you'll want to use.
Although it's better to avoid this, sometimes it is necessary. Etching the crown allows for better adhesion of the products mentioned in the previous step.
Similar to putting a button on the tooth, sometimes you'll have to add them to the aligner to help with movement.
IPR is another variable in the treatment process. It's most commonly used in cases where there is minor crowding to avoid tooth extraction, uppers and lowers don't fit well together and the shape of the tooth may not be ideal for a good side by side placement.
These will help with patient compliance and provide a better experience overall.
No explanation needed here. A clean aligner makes for a happy patient.
Once treatment is complete, buttons will need to be removed and the rough edges smoothed out. This can be accomplished with a flame bur and polishing discs.
Plus, why not add to the "wow factor" and increase patient satisfaction with one of these whitening treatments?
Retention or the Retainment Phase is critical and can be accomplished in two ways. A retainer is provided at the end of treatment and is similar to a tray used for movement made from a thicker gauge plastic. (Does not have to be worn 20 hours a day) Or, a lingual band can be cemented into place.