Why WildSmiles?

Everyone remembers their orthodontic experience. DesignerBraces make them remember you!

As a top appliance preference of patients, WildSmiles beautifully combine the art and science of orthodontics offering a robust patient braces experience.


For the Orthodontist.

As a preferred appliance option for 44% of patients ages 14 and younger, WildSmiles are a proven way to increase per patient revenue. Additional benefits include creating avenues for profitable new revenue, generating qualified new patient referrals and growing new starts.


For the Practice.

Immediately add value to your practice and re-energize your presence within the community using easy to implement consumer-based marketing opportunities.  As a WildSmiles partner, you’ll learn industry-tested best practices, receive customized marketing plans and realize the benefits of setting your practice apart with DesignerBraces.


For the Patient.

Unlike traditional brackets and clear aligners, DesignerBraces make a patient’s orthodontic experience their own.  For over 10 years, patients wearing WildSmiles have enjoyed the option of expressing their personality by designing their smile.  DesignerBraces are for patients who want to display their treatment, not conceal it.

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About the Inventor,  Clarke Stevens DDS, MS

With a successful orthodontic career built on innovation and quality, Dr. Stevens translated his progressive approach to practice growth into the creation of WildSmiles Braces®.  For over 10 years, he has led the industry in the development of DesignerBraces as a response to patient interest.  Since its creation, thousands of orthodontists have selected WildSmiles® as an appliance offering and realized the benefits of the only designer bracket available to patients.

"WildSmiles is something that allows you to engage children and make braces fun. It fits into every type of practice." Dr. Neal Kravitz, Chantilly, VA

Quick Answers to Common Questions

WildSmiles are the appliance preference for 44% of patients 14 and younger according to an independent study from The Ohio State University published in the AJO-DO. WildSmiles are a top appliance selection in orthodontic practices offering DesignerBraces and are selected by an average of 30% of new patient starts.

While WildSmiles is a proven clinical appliance, the benefits for your business reach beyond the bonded brackets. Because patients easily identify the DesignerBraces difference, WildSmiles offers accelerated consumer driven marketing leading to profitable new revenue in your practice.

WildSmiles are manufactured for bonding on the U3-3 (social six) only and can be ordered in sets of U3-3 (6 brackets) or U2-2 (4 brackets). Offered as a mini-twin bracket with slot sizes of .018 and .022 and prescriptions of Roth and MBT, WildSmiles seamlessly integrate into any practice and are designed to work with all treatment modalities, prescriptions and slot sizes; making WildSmiles an immediate enhancement to your appliance offerings.

WildSmiles offer an ideal appliance option for patients 14 and younger who are in need of a bonded appliance but are not eligible for clear aligners. In fact, 70% of patients 11 and younger will choose WildSmiles when given the choice. For younger patients bonded in a traditional mini-twin appliance on the maxillary anterior before being bonded in a passive ligation system, WildSmiles offer a fun appliance alternative to a traditional mini-twin appliance. For doctors bonding a mini-twin appliance in the maxillary anterior and a passive ligation appliance in the maxillary posterior, WildSmiles seamlessly integrate by simply replacing the traditional mini-twin appliance.

Current providers suggest their patients demonstrate better hygiene with WildSmiles. Unlike traditional mini-twin braces, WildSmiles bracket pads extend beyond the tie-wings. This ensures any normal plaque accumulation will rest on the pad surface and not the tooth. Treatment history proves that WildSmiles will not lead to decalcification. We recommend a fluoride rinse for all orthodontic patients.

WildSmiles bracket placement and identification are similar to traditional mini-twin brackets. The mesial gingival tie-wing has the number 1, 2 or 3 inscribed and the distal tie-wing has a dot inscribed. To accurately place the bracket, you must identify the vertical mark that runs incisal to gingival on the bracket (not the pad) between the mesial and distal tie-wings. When placed properly, the vertical mark should run along the long axis of the tooth and slot height should be placed as you would in your bracket system. A color change bonding adhesive is suggested when bonding WildSmiles. The color change adhesive is also suggested if there are areas around the bracket where you would like to leave a coating of bonding material to minimize plaque contact with the tooth surface.