What is Digital Diagnostic Design (DDD)?

  • Digital Diagnostic Design is based upon the analysis of the patients facial and dental proportions, using digital photographs to understand the relationship between teeth, gums, lips, smile and facial features.
  • You work with the patient in a collaborative project to deliver superior aesthetic smile design results.

What does this mean for you?

  • You take the photos and send to TDSA.
  • We send you the finished design and all components of a new and beautiful smile.

What does this mean for your patient?

  • Digital Diagnostic Design takes the guesswork out of improving a patients smile and gives the patient the opportunity to view and approve their new smile.
  • This can be a highly motivational experience for the patient and often any concerns about cost become secondary.
  • Once your patient has seen and approved their fabulous new smile design, you can discuss what work is required and a build treatment plan.

What happens next

  • TDSA is here to help you every step of the way.
  • Once we receive the design, it will be available on your customer portal. TDSA will notify you and await your confirmation.
  • Once confirmation is received, we print models and create keys for try in.

The DDD Photos

In order to perform a perfect Smile Design we need you to follow our Photography Protocol. The better the photos are, the better the Smile Design will be. The materials we need are:

  • Frontal picture smiling and at rest
  • Profile picture smiling and at rest
  • Frontal 12 o'clock picture
  • STL models in occlusion

DDD Timeline

  • DDD Designs usually take 4 - 5 business days once all required information are upload to our portal. Occasionally your DDD case could be delayed if the images are not satisfactory.
  • Once your design is ready, it will be available in your portal. TDSA will notify you, and wait for your confirmation for the design.
  • Once the confirmation received, it will take approximately 3 days to print models and create keys.

*Delays can occur if case or information supplied is not to standard, or we do not receive confirmation immediately.