Incognito Certified Provider

Incognito Certified Provider

Braces? What Braces?

In 2011 we received a lot of attention regarding our Incognito braces.  Seattle Met Magazine wrote:

Gone are the days of “brace face” and “metal mouth.” Incognito braces are the hot new way to straighten teeth. More discreet than traditional braces and able to correct misaligned teeth to a greater extent than Invisalign’s clear, removable aligners, Incognito braces are cast in gold in Germany, custom made, and fitted to the tongue side of your teeth—making them undetectable to anyone but the wearer. Dr. Christopher Riolo, who tested out the braces on his own teeth for two years, is the only orthodontist in Seattle to offer them, and reports they are “more accurate and efficient than traditional braces.” Dr. Christopher Riolo at Riolo Orthodontics, 509 Olive Way, Ste 824, 206-467-4441; http://www.seattleorthodontist.com

You can find the article here at,  http://www.seattlemet.com/health-and-fitness/articles/seattle-dentists-top-dental-treatments-0211/

We here at Riolo Orthodontics wish you a happy and successful 2012.  We will be working hard to provide excellent orthodontic care to all of our patients in 2012.  We are proud to be the leading provider of the Incognito system in the state of Washington.

We will be working hard in order to continue to lead Seattle in providing esthetic orthodontic solutions to Seattle residents.  Thank you for making us the leading provider if Incognito lingual brackets in the state of Washington in 2011.

2011 Incognito users meeting

Dr Riolo is traveling to the 2011 Incognito Appliance System users meeting along with orthodontic professionals from around the world at the Atlantis Resort, Bahamas. This meeting offers unique learning opportunity for orthodontists interested in the incognito custom lingual bracket system.

The Incognito™ Appliance System enables clinicians to provide invisible orthodontic treatment with remarkable quality and speed, even in the most complex malocclusions.

We will be paying special attention to the use of 3D technology and the integration of our new Kodak 9000C 3D focused field imaging system in order to maximize the effectiveness of the incognito CAD/CAM appliances in order to enhance the orthodontic results in our office. We are looking to integrate Clinical patient data with with 3D research data to prevent problems during treatment and maximize the benefit of this appliance system for our patients.

The HARMONY lingual bracket system has arrived in North America.  The Harmony bracket is a digitally customized self ligating lingual bracket system. Harmony has developed CAD/CAM technology and and robotically-formed arch wires.  The harmony system is a self ligating version of the 3M Unitek's Incognito bracket system by that has been available in the United States for over 8 years. Like Incognito the Harmony system has claimed to overcome the difficulties associated with lingual orthodontics, providing a completely invisible system that, unlike aligners, treats all types of cases and rivals the chair time, the treatment time, and the predictability of labial orthodontic systems. American Orthodontics will distribute the HARMONY System globally to meet the growing demand around the world for invisible orthodontic treatment.

self ligating Harmony bracket

Harmony's self ligating lingual bracket

The Harmony bracket System uses PVS impressions sent to their laboratory facilities where they create a highly accurate 3D scan of the patient's teeth, which are then moved to their ideal position following the orthodontist's recommended treatment plan. The brackets are then manufactured with a custom prescription dictated by the orthodontist.

The HARMONY System was developed in 2007 by Dr. Patrick Curiel, an orthodontist with a practice in Paris, France. After four years in development and with over 1,000 successfully treated cases they have partnered with American orthodontics to supply Harmony brackets to North American orthodontists.  With extensive lingual treatment experience using the Incognito system we are now also a certified provider of the harmony bracket system.  Contact us on our web site www.SeattleOrthodontist.com at the Contact Us page or directly through email at info@SeattleOrthodontist.com for more information regarding your treatment options with either Incognito or the new Harmony bracket system.