We’re changing the way patients and orthodontists come together by bringing orthodontists — the specialists in clear aligners — right into your home.
While other clear aligner brands rely on a professional only approving your treatment plan from afar, in-person orthodontic care is necessary for safe and comprehensive results.
Through our in-home, expert-led model, we’re able to treat the most complex cases — that means kids — while providing clinical care every step of the way.
Say goodbye to metal braces, forever.
In order to get a beautiful smile in a healthy and timely way — whether through braces or clear aligner treatment — you need an orthodontist.
Clear aligner treatment has been around for two decades, but it’s not always applied successfully.
Creating a treatment plan isn't as easy as playing a video game with your teeth — there is underlying biomechanics and facial aesthetics knowledge needed (which requires an in-person appointment with a specialist, which is an orthodontist). The safest way to ensure your teeth are moved properly, safely, without hurting your roots, and without relapse with clear aligners is to have your treatment plan created by an orthodontist who uses tooth buttons. Half the battle in orthodontics is not just making sure that your teeth move, but that the roots move along with the crown, so that you only have to go through treatment once.
Here is something to watch out for: some clear aligner companies use the word “orthodontist” liberally, because they have an orthodontist only 'approve' a treatment plan — not create one. The art in making a beautiful smile is in knowing the steps necessary in creating the perfect outcome.
Both braces and clear aligners are an orthodontic appliance. The type of appliance used in orthodontic treatment is far less important than the skill set of the person providing it. Meaning: in order to treat comprehensive cases (think: preteens and teens) with clear aligners, you really need an orthodontist. Two major reasons:
1. Orthodontists must CREATE treatment plan based on in-person consultation
With direct-to-consumer clear aligner companies, orthodontists do not create treatment plans — often, they just 'approve' them. It’s kind of like an architect approving the build of a house by looking at a picture of it from 200 yards away. You can’t treat complex cases this way.
2. Tooth buttons are necessary for comprehensive cases
Tooth buttons are essentially handles for clear aligners to efficiently move naturally slippery teeth. The size, shape, and location are prescribed by an orthodontist. These are placed as strategically as possible (don’t worry, you won’t have an entire mouth full of tooth buttons).
At Two Front, your orthodontist builds your treatment plan after an in-person consultation, and comes back to clinically place your tooth buttons when your treatment plan is ready.
Yes — clear aligners are an orthodontic appliance, just like braces. When paired with a treatment plan following an in-person assessment with an orthodontist alongside tooth buttons, they can be just as effective as braces, too. There are a few benefits: no more brackets and pokey wires, which prevents unnecessary emergency visits to the orthodontist, no dietary restrictions, better hygiene, and no more metal.
By the way, for parents who pursue clear aligner treatment through Two Front, you avoid going to the orthodontist altogether — we come to you for the two in-person appointments necessary to start clear aligner treatment, and follow up with any in-home visits as needed.
Our clear aligners are BPA-free and safe for kids.
Clear aligners are the biggest technological advancement in the orthodontic industry. They are a series of 3D plastic replicas of your teeth — created for you based on a treatment plan from your orthodontist — that gently move your teeth into their optimal position. In conjunction with tooth buttons, they can treat even the most complex cases.Read More
Both dentists and orthodontists are dental school graduates, and both provide dental services. Your dentist may even offer orthodontic services, leading you to assume that they’re an orthodontist. But here’s the difference:
Dentists are concerned with overall oral health. They usually provide services such as crowns, veneers or bonding to improve the appearance and function of teeth that have extensive decay, or are misshapen or broken. Dentists look for abnormalities in the mouth and teach patients how to prevent dental disease.
Orthodontists, meanwhile, specialize in tooth movement to maximize an individual's smile and function. By studying biomechanics, orthodontists have the skillset to move teeth into their optimal position within a person's jaws and facial proportions to create the most beautiful smile and healthy bite in the safest way possible. Becoming an orthodontist requires a three-year residency in addition to four years of dental school.
Orthodontics at its core is the art of tooth movement. Whether you pursue orthodontic treatment with braces or clear aligners, an orthodontist is needed to provide the highest level of care.
Great news! It's a myth that you need to have all of your permanent (or adult) teeth in order to start your orthodontic care (whether it’s with braces or clear aligners).
Ideal timing for orthodontic care should start in pre-teen or teenage years, while kids and teens are growing. At a younger age, bones are softer, which allows us to move teeth faster, easier, for a more beautiful and more stable smile as a result. Bones get harder as we age, and moving teeth in adults takes more time.
The best time to get started is when kids are in their 'late-mixed dentition' — which means that they have a few baby teeth left. While your 'dental age' doesn't necessarily correlate with your actual age, this is generally between 10-13 years old.
An in-person visit with your orthodontist will be the best way to determine the right course of action.Read More
Schedule a free virtual consult with your care manager to get answers to all of your clear aligner and Two Front questions.
Your orthodontist comes to your home to take a 3D scan of your teeth and provide a comprehensive consultation.
We’ll come back to your home 1-2 weeks later for your aligner fitting and to place any necessary tooth buttons.
Two Front is providing the highest quality care, while upgrading the entire orthodontic experience. Through our at-home model, you get the benefits of in-person orthodontic care conveniently — and at an affordable price point.
|Traditional Orthodontic Practices||Invisalign|
|Orthodontists who specialize in clear aligners||Not guaranteed||Not guaranteed|
|Treatment plans created and overseen by an orthodontist|
|Can treat every case||Not guaranteed|
|Digitally enabled orthodontic care|
|Retainers included for lasting results||Sometimes||Sometimes|
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