Changing dentistry with Smylist®

The Smylist® concept brings in major changes in the approach to dental therapy in terms of diagnosis, treatment planning as well as actual work. These are important paradigm shifts in the overall approach. Some of these are

  • Facial midlines are not just straight. They can be straight, sloped or curved. (The individual midline defines the occlusal plane)
  • Maxillary teeth should be geometrically mapped to the face.
  • The law of averages should not be used to design smiles and create tooth morphology.
  • The maxillary occlusal plane should be designed and set to the straight, sloped or curved midline.
  • Smylist® smile types should be used for aesthetics and matching patient personalities and face geometry.
  • The maxillary teeth should provide a fence or a stop to the mandibular teeth and the mandible.
  • The mandible and the maxillary teeth is the key to providing complete body balance. A mandible in the incorrect position is a forced mandibular position.
  • Improperly positioned mandibles can cause TMJ problems, breakdown of the dentition in a typical pattern, face ageing and can also lead to a variety of systemic problems. This is called the Negative Cascade Effect.
  • Smylist® has created a unique diagnostic device called the "Staticus" which identifies the mandibular rotation and severity.
  • Smylist® deprogramming of the mandible can be achieved in a single sitting in 10 to 15 mins. (Smylist® bite)
  • Smylist® has a unique removable appliance called the "positioner" which keeps the mandible balanced as an interim therapy. Positioners are used for TMD, Body balance and Facelifts.
  • Full mouth rehabilitations can be completed in four sittings using digital technology based on the Smylist® bite.
  • Patients can be made to look a decade younger with dental correction to balance the mandible. This is reversing gnathoageing.
  • Smylist® has created the Aesthetic Design Software to create virtual smiles harmonized with function and the face.