About KLOwen Braces -Braces Brackets
Winner of the first-ever AAO OrthoInnovator Award 2019
Frequently Asked Questions
What bracket prescription does KLOwen Braces 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 degress 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 specifications/details of the brackets?
KLOwen Braces have a 19.5 slot size, which is filled by our 19x25 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.
Hooks: We recommend using the MidAtlantic Ortho (MAO) hooks if you need them, but we have hooked brackets for 3s, 4s, & 5s if you want them. KLOwen Braces Providers get a 10% discount off these wire hooks.
How is the bonding technique different for indirect versus direct bonding?
Click HERE to see a video of Brandon Owen showing the indirect bonding exercise with 3D-Printed IDB trays. 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 after your first case that you don't need to use as much bonding adhesive.
What indirect bonding software are you using?
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 software, IDB technique, messaging, etc.
How much do KLOwen Braces cost?
4-Case Starter Package, $1,895, which includes:
4 full-service cases, upper and lower arches, including brackets
Backup brackets & 5 sets of final 19x25 NiTi wires
Per Case Price after Starter Package:
$449/case for FULL SERVICE (trays mailed to you with brackets loaded/expert technician doing an ideal setup)
Volume discounts can drop it to under $400/case.
What wires do I use, and what is the wire sequence?
1st Wire: Round NiTi 0.014 or 0.016
2nd Wire: 18x18 NiTi Sizes 1, 2, 3
3rd Wire: 19x25 NiTi
4th Wire (Optional): 19x25 TMA or SS
With our bracket slot size at 19.5, we highly recommend using KLOwen Final 19x25 Wires to ensure proper fit. You can use any wires for your beginning and intermediate wires. Click HERE to see our collection of wires.
What about cases with unerupted teeth?
We recommend that you start your first cases with full permanent dentition. However, you may submit a new progress scan to make mid-course corrections. You can then add those brackets to the newly erupted teeth to finish the treatment.
How long is the turnaround?
These times are based on the doctor approving the digital setup within first 24-48 hours of receiving a case approval request:
We 3D-Print & Ship Trays: 2 weeks
3D-Print In-Office: 1-1.5 weeks