Posted on August 29, 2017


I had a second consult with you and you discussed smile arc protection (SAP) and vertical incisal position (VIP). Now that I know the difference, why don’t other orthodontists treat SAP or VIP?


Orthodontists using the High Tech H-4 system of braces are taught to treat all patients using SAP and VIP. I know using these two treatment philosophies are the reason my results are 180 degrees from ordinary. Orthodontists using traditional braces do not use SAP or VIP treatment modalities. My staff and I educate all patients how results employing SAP and VIP treatment protocols result in superior looking outcomes.