Frequently Asked Questions:
What bracket prescription does KLOwen Braces use?
The prescription is whatever the patient needs. It's not MBT or Roth... it's YOUR custom prescription.
With our 27 types of brackets & tubes with various thicknesses and torques, you will have all you need to do a fully customized treatment for any patient.
What are the specifications/details of the brackets?
KLOwen brackets have a 19.5 slot size, which is filled by KLOwen 19x25 size wires.
For custom treatment, the slot needs to be filled. The bracket with the perfect torque and thickness is automatically populated through the software, allowing a straight course to your goal while eliminating the need for wire-bending or bracket repositioning.
How is the bonding technique different for indirect versus direct bonding?
Indirect bonding is technique-sensitive, especially with a 3D-Printed IDB tray. Since the tray obscures the cure light, you need to cure for twice the normal amount as the instructions of your cure light recommends. 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 that you don't need to use as much bonding adhesive. Click HERE
to see a video of Brandon Owen showing the indirect bonding exercise with 3D-Printed IDB trays.
What indirect bonding software are you using?
We have partnered with OrthoSelect
, a digital orthodontic laboratory based in Utah, who has created software specifically for KLOwen Braces. They have the most user-friendly software and easiest-to-use delivery tray that can optionally be printed in-house.
When starting with KLOwen Custom Braces, we will do the work for you while helping you focus on training with the software until you are comfortable.
What wires would I use, and what is the wire sequence?
You would be using KLOwen's custom wires, which are designed to optimally fit our custom brackets.
The wire sequence would be a 14 or 16 round NiTi, an 18X18 NiTi (19X19 coming soon), and then a 19X25 SS or TMA wire. The final wire comes in 2 forms (McLaughlin type & Damon type) that each come in 5 sizes for your choosing.
What if I have cases with unerupted teeth?
We recommend that you start your first cases with full permanent dentition. However, within 6-9 months, it will be possible to make mid-course corrections by taking a new scan and sending it to the lab for a new digital setup. You can then add those brackets to the newly erupted teeth to finish the treatment.
How much do KLOwen Braces cost?
You will first purchase a starter package with us, which consists of 5 cases with a few options for training: remote training, hands-on training at KLOwen Headquarters, or training at your location. Click HERE for details on the Starter Packages and what they include.
How long is the turnaround?
When submitting an indirect bonding case through our partner lab, OrthoSelect, there are 2 options:
- Lab 3D-Prints and Ships: 10 business days (schedule bonding date at least 11 business days out).
- 3D-Print In-House: 5 business days (schedule bonding date at least 6 business days out).
If there is a delay in any of the process, there may be a rush charge or the case may be cancelled.
Within 18 months, we expect the turnaround for the In-House option to be 24 hours! Stay connected for updates.