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Is KLOwen Just for orthodontists
KLOwen is dedicated to keeping the orthodontic specialty special. Our products and services are exclusively for orthodontists.
Do you have to compromise quality to achieve efficiency?
Not anymore! With KLOwen, we believe Clinical Excellence can live in complete harmony with Practice Efficiency. It’s part of the KLOwen equation. Our providers report significant improvements in both areas.
What treatment planning software do I need?
We have partnered with OrthoSelect, a digital orthodontic laboratory, using their DIBS (Digital Indirect Bonding System) software with the automated KLOwen Braces feature built-in. It’s very user-friendly and creates the easiest-to-use delivery tray that you are able to 3D-Print yourself in-office. When starting with KLOwen Custom Braces, we will do some of the work for you while training you at the same time on the software, IDB technique, messaging, etc.
What is the turn-around time?
If we 3D-print & ship trays: 2 weeks.
If you 3D-print trays in your office: 2 days to 1.5 weeks.
*These turnaround times are based on the digital treatment plan being approved within 24 hours of receiving it for review.
What computer specs are required?
- Operating system: Windows 8 or higher
- Ram: 4GB or better
- Processor: i5 processor or better
What bracket prescription does KLOwen use?
The prescription is whatever the patient needs. With our 27 types of brackets & tubes of various thicknesses and torques, you will have all you need to do a fully customized treatment for any patient. Any last bit of space (always less than 5 degrees and 0.2mm) is filled with the composite when bonding to the teeth using our precise 3D-Printed bonding trays. This is how you get 100% customization.
What are the bracket specifications?
KLOwen Braces have a 19.5 slot size, which is filled by our 19×25 size wires. For custom treatment, we need to fill the slot. The bracket with the perfect torque and thickness is automatically populated through the software, allowing a straight course to your goal while greatly reducing, if not eliminating, the need for wire-bending or bracket repositioning.
How does the indirect bonding process differ from direct bonding?
Since the tray obscures the curing light, you need to cure for twice the normal amount as the instructions of your cure light recommend. No matter what bracket is needed for each tooth, we can keep the space between the tooth and bracket pad within 0.5 millimeters, meaning you will notice after your first case that you don’t need to use as much bonding adhesive.