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Phases of the technique

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Made in paper format and sent by e-mail, it describes in a simple way the treatment strategies, the number of aligners required per dental arch, the amount of stripping, the necessary attachments and the cost of the treatment.

Contact the laboratory to send:

  • Dental impressions taken in alginate / silicone or plaster models or STL files. Always send both arches also for the request for alignment of a single arch
  • Wax in habitual occlusion
  • Photos and plates in digital format if necessary
  • Smiletech quote and design request form ® for treatment planning completed and signed.

The Smilevideo 3D morphing is a 3D viewer aimed at the dental office in order to visualize the orthodontic alignment phases using the Smiletech ® method.
Design made on real patient impressions and allows you to view the alignment phases and communicate any changes to be made.

It can only be made on precision impressions and can be requested on the ‘Request for Quotation’ form by ticking the ‘Carry out the simulation with orthodontic morphing’ option.



Box Smiletech

Accept the quote through the reserved area and contact the laboratory for the withdrawal of the precision impressions.
Precision impressions:

• Putty and light polyvinyl siloxane in double phase, the impression must be clearly legible even in the area of ??the last molars.
• Single phase polyether
• STL file

After 10 days from receiving the impressions, the Smiletech aligners will be delivered to the dental office of our customers.

The Smiletech box includes the initial models, the templates for fixing the attachments, the boxes containing the first step of aligners, the orthobox and instructions for the patient.

Each aligner in the molar area has its sequential number superimposed.

These masks (aligners) are to be applied full time with the exception of meals and for home oral hygiene.

It has been shown that below 22 hours per day of application, the desired objectives are difficult to achieve.

We recommend that you deliver no more than two masks to the patient at a time to directly monitor the progress of the treatment.



Interproximal reduction is one of the solutions to requisition space in some cases of dental crowding.
For interproximal reductions less than 0.30 mm, stripping is carried out with abrasive strips.

The enamel surfaces to be reduced and the degree of removal to be achieved is shown on the label that accompanies each box of the template.

To avoid periodontal trauma caused by the movement of the abrasive strip, it is recommended to start with the thinner one continuing with greater thicknesses.

At the end use the extra thin for polishing and fluorine with the micromotor brush.

For interproximal reductions greater than 0.30 mm, rotary tools such as cutters or abrasive discs can be used.

Using a calibrated feeler gauge, it is then possible to measure the value of the reduction made.

The necessary for the interproximal reduction and the feeler gauge are supplied free of charge and delivered inside the Smiletech box.


The SMILETECH® technique often involves the use of composite buttons on the tooth surface, which have the purpose of retaining the aligner and controlling movement.

A template section will help the operator to correctly position the buttons.


Clean the surface of the affected tooth with a solution of water and pumice and rinse.

Etch the enamel for 30 seconds and rinse.

Blow dry, pass bonding and photo cure.

Apply the composite in the concavity of the template reservoir, place on dry teeth and light cure for 30 seconds.

Remove excess composite around the button.

It is recommended to use reconstruction composites for greater resistance to abrasion.



The Smiletech system, unlike the other techniques that use transparent sequential aligners, applies a total control procedure creating a maximum of 8 to 12 aligners with one impression, in order to pursue short-medium term objectives and thus guarantee a perfect fit between the mask and dentition of the patient, a fundamental prerequisite for the correct action of the mask. At the end of the use of the last aligner delivered in the first step, evaluate the loyalty of the mask on the teeth.
An adequate loyalty is an indication of synchrony between what has been programmed in virtual and what has been achieved in real.
Contact the laboratory to order new aligners without taking additional impressions. A poor fidelity between the aligner and the dental surface is an indication of an inadequate orthodontic movement. Take new impressions to continue the treatment.



Once the aligners are finished, often the final orthodontic alignment is not achieved.

In this case Smiletech supplies additional finishing aligners. If the misalignment is minimal, affecting a maximum of two teeth, contact the laboratory for the programming of the finishing without taking new impressions. If the misalignment spans multiple teeth, take new impressions and contact the laboratory for collection. The finishing aligners are free as a percentage of the initial programmed number (every 5 free finishing aligners 1):


The finishing phase takes place free of charge if the following requirements are met:

• No more than 30 days have passed since the end of the Smiletech treatment.
• The patient collaborated by wearing masks for at least 22 hours a day.
• The stripping was carried out in the ways and times indicated in the project.
• The attachments were mounted correctly for the duration of the treatment.
• The masks have been replaced every 14 days.

Paid finishing aligners have the same cost as traditional aligners


Smiletech offers the possibility to take advantage of the advantages of the Resistance .


For important alignments on the lower arch, it is recommended to apply a fixed lingual retainer.

In the forms section you can download a restraint protocol drawn up by Dr. Stefano Bacconi.