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Case Study: A Straighter Smile without IPR

Posted by Dr. Noel Ananthan on Mar 16, 2016 11:59:09 AM

A Case Study by Dr. Noel Ananthan

Patient's Chief Complaint: A straighter smile, but without IPR

Jane is a 28 year old whose chief complaint was that she wanted a straighter smile. The key elements in the initial assessment were the impacted UL canine and the UL lateral incisor in cross-bite. Because we had determined through an oral surgery consultation that the canine was favorably situated for exposure and alignment, the treatment plan appeared to be a textbook Six Month Smiles approach: space creation and alignment through IPR and rounding with the addition of bringing the canine down.

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Topics: Clinical Information

Breaking Through Occlusion Confusion

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Jan 6, 2016 11:43:04 AM

Occlusion is a topic that is seemingly shrouded in mystery and oftentimes challenging to discuss. It’s like discussing politics or religion; many people have strong beliefs while others don’t even believe in it at all. It seems that the topic of occlusion has challenged many dentists because it has typically been taught, both in dental schools and at CE courses, in a way that is overly complicated.

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Topics: Clinical Information

On-Going Support for Six Month Smiles Dentists

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Dec 9, 2015 11:35:36 AM

We all know confidence is gained through experience.Thousands of dentists around the world have already taken the step to provide their patients with common sense short term orthodontics through our turnkey Six Month Smiles system. And while the two-day course will give you the power of the Six Month Smiles system, every dentist has questions as they embark to treat their patients. 

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Topics: Clinical Information, Marketing Information

The Importance of Gingival Symmetry

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Nov 24, 2015 11:00:19 AM

Most of us realize that symmetry is the core element of beauty. The most beautiful people have symmetrical facial features and bone structure that is essentially balanced. These are the people we see in magazines, movies and TV advertisements. A certain amount of symmetry must be present in order for something to be perceived as aesthetically pleasing.

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Topics: Clinical Information

Grow your business. Expand your services. Have More Fun. (AACD & Six Month Smiles Webinar)

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Jul 13, 2015 1:24:00 PM


Easier said than done, right? 
Dentistry will always be the core of your business. You have to pick and choose the added benefits that will best serve your clients while allowing you to remain focused on core dental needs.

The AACD has partnered with Six Month Smiles to help bring more services directly to your dental chair. By attending a free one-hour, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD) webinar on July 22, you’ll see how, as a dentist, you can straighten your patients’’ teeth in just six months. And your patients don’t have to visit anyone but you. (Plus, you’ll earn a CE credit just by watching.) 

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information

Teeth Straightening. The Power of Six Month Smiles.

Posted by Dr. Noel Ananthan on May 7, 2015 12:26:00 PM

"Stacie" is 29 years old and presented with a chief complaint of wanting to address the spacing between her teeth. She had no specific concerns regarding the overjet or deep bite and had previously had a comprehensive ortho consult in which she was advised that she would require orthognathic surgery in conjunction with full fixed orthodontic treatment.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles

Traditional Orthodontics vs. Short-Term Orthodontics

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Apr 22, 2015 12:00:00 PM

Orthodontists and orthodontic purists will certainly insist upon every tooth having to be in exactly its proper place and rotation at the close of orthodontic treatment. In the past few years, there has certainly been a movement toward a simpler orthodontic solution for those patients (mostly adults) who just want to have straighter teeth, and an improvement in occlusion, without having full-blown orthodontic treatment stretching over a 2- to 3-year period.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information

General Dentists and Orthodontics

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Apr 15, 2015 8:30:00 AM

By Dr. Tony Feck, Six Month Smiles Clinical Director

Six Month Smiles® education is in large part designed to take the mystery out of moving teeth. This is not meant to trivialize the discipline of orthodontics, but rather “demystify” the process so that general dentists are more capable of helping more adult patients achieve the smile they want.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles

[Clinical Article] Lower Incisor Extraction with Six Month Smiles®

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Apr 8, 2015 4:03:00 PM

Marcie, a 21 year old female, came to our practice hoping to improve the appearance of her smile. Her chief complaint was her crowded upper and lower incisors.

A full examination was carried out and some photographs were taken to properly assess her dentition. Marcie hadn't been to a dentist in a number of years and a certain degree of dental neglect was noted. She had a few carious teeth requiring fillings and she had extensive gingivitis due to her poor oral health.

By: Dr. Maurice O'Brien, Six Month Smiles Provider®

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Topics: Clinical Information

Oh! The Things We Can Do With Teeth!

Posted by 6monthsmiles on Apr 1, 2015 2:21:00 PM

We are able to prep teeth, remove the pulps of teeth, replace missing teeth, scale teeth, remineralize teeth, remove teeth, repair teeth and some dentists involved in research are even able to grow teeth! But an ability that is lacking for most? The ability to move teeth.

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Topics: Short Term Orthodontics, Clinical Information, Six Month Smiles