February 2018 Archives

American Association of Orthodontists 2018 annual meeting in Washington DC.

Dr Riolo speaking at last year annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO)

Riolo orthodontics is going to the 2018 annual meeting of the American Association of Orthodontists in Washington DC.   Dr Riolo will be speaking on Sunday May 6th at the AAO meeting for the 4rd straight year.  This year Cali will also be speaking on 3D printing on Monday May 7th and leading a “Hands On” workshop on 3D printing Friday May 4th at the AAO meeting

Dr Riolo’s presentation last year was titled “Lingual Orthodontics: replacement of impacted and missing anterior teeth”.  Dr Riolo will be outlining a new technique for the provisional replacement of anterior teeth during orthodontic treatment using cutting edge 3D printing technology.  Our new pontic fabrication technique allows integration of the replacement tooth into the design of the custom lingual appliance system and therefore maximizing efficiency and aesthetics for the patient.  Dr Riolo’s lecture is focused on the advantages of lingual appliances in orthodontic treatment.

We have been using our Juell and Formlabs2 3D printers to fabricate pontics from either our STL library or those impacted teeth “digitally extracted” and converted from 3D radiographic images to STL file then the impacted canine is “extract” from the STL file edited and printed. the printed tooth is then used in order to fabricate an aesthetic pontic for the patient.  the extract STL is also incorporated into the custom appliance system used in the patient orthodontic treatment.

 

 

Lingual Braces – First Annual ELSO (Elite Lingual Society of Orthodontists) meeting

Riolo Orthodontic attended the first annual ELOS meeting in Miami Fl. this week.  Our orthodontic practices represent 6 of the top practices in the country that specialize in lingual braces.

These orthodontist have been using lingual braces orthodontics for at combined 75 years and have thousand of treated patient under their belts.  Each of us bring something special to the table and we have have organized to meet as a study club to share knowledge to the benefit of our patients.

Our practices represent San Francisco CA, Seattle WA., New York NY., Chicago Ill, Maryland and Georgia.  Most of us have known each other professionally for a dozen years and we have teamed up to provide the best possible aesthetic orthodontic care for our patient. Each of our practices are experienced with Invisalign and understand that many patients can

From left to right: Drs. Riolo, Schulhof, Warshawski, Van Bergen, Tisseront and Depew

not achieve the result they deserve with Clear aligner therapy alone (Invisalign).  We have each evolved to used lingual fixed appliance to address the needs of our patients. Some patients require lingual braces in conjunction with Invisalign, others can only be treated with braces behind the teeth.

Each of us have come to understand that many of our adult patient can only be treated aesthetically with braces behind the teeth (lingual braces) if we demand predictably excellent orthodontic results. Often treatment with Invisalign means that we cannot achieve the result these patient deserve.  Each of us know that we can achieve the best result for our patient using lingual braces (Braces behind the teeth) becouse we do each and every day in our practices.

As a group we have decided that we will not let our patient desire for aesthetic orthodontic treatment to interfere with the quality of their treatment result.  ELOS is dedicated to the notion that our patients deserve to have both aesthetic treatment and excellent treatment results!