Frequently Asked Questions
Will using SmileAssist help me provide better treatment?
Do I have to use the recommendations of my SmileAssist consultant?
Better is always hard to describe. What SmileAssist will do is give
you the advantage of one on one help from some of the most respected
orthodontists in the world.
Why can't SmileAssist approve the setup? Why do I have to approve the setup before appliances are made?
You remain the treating doctor and always know your patients better
than anyone else. The recommendations from your SmileAssist
consultant are exactly that...recommendations. You are free to use
or not use any of the recommendations that are made.
How often can I use SmileAssist?
You are the treating doctor of record. Your SmileAssist consultant
is making recommendations to help improve the quality and
predictability of the treatment outcome. The patient is still your
patient so it is very important that you review the virtual setup
and understand it prior to approval.
Can I choose my consultant?
You can use SmileAssist for all your patients. There is no
limitation on the number of patients you can submit for help with.
For most Doctors the consultants are randomly assigned on a rotating
basis to give each doctor the advantage of learning different
approaches. Should you find a consultant that consistently matches
your treatment approach, you have the ability to specifically
request that individual at the time of case submission.