We are heading to San Francisco for the 2015 annual AAO meeting

115th annual session of the AAO
115th annual session of the AAO

The American Association of orthodontists are holding their annual meeting in San Francisco May 15th through the 19th and our office will be there.  We will be attending lectures and working to stay on the cutting edge of orthodontic technology as well as having a little fun!  We will also be attending the ALOA, American Lingual Orthodontic Read more on We are heading to San Francisco for the 2015 annual AAO meeting…

SureSmile, Invisalign, Incognito

 

At Riolo Orthodontics we use our custom orthodontic appliance technology to allows you to view your final orthodontic treatment results before you begin your treatment. We build in your individual treatment result into your custom orthodontic appliance. We do this by digitally scanning your teeth and producing a digital model of your “crooked” teeth (see the digital models below). Dr Riolo then performs “digital orthodontics” to simulate your treatment, resulting in a finished orthodontic model of your actual finished result.Read more on SureSmile, Invisalign, Incognito…

Orthodontic questions and answers with Dr Riolo

What are custom orthodontic appliances?

Custom orthodontic appliances are made specifically for a single individual; these appliances are “programmed” to straighten a specific individuals teeth and therefore will not work for any other patient.  There are many types of custom appliances, these appliances are customized in different ways.  In some cases only the bracket (like the Insignia bracket system) is customized, in others only the wires are customized (such as the Suresmile system), while the Incognito system customizes both the bracket and the wires.  These appliances are fabricated and pre-programmed to move the teeth in the predetermined position.  There are also removable custom appliances like Invisalign where clear trays are fabricated to fit a single individual and these tray are fabricated to move that persons teeth into a predetermined position.Read more on Orthodontic questions and answers with Dr Riolo…

Riolo Orthodontics offers the Harmony lingual bracket

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. Read more on Riolo Orthodontics offers the Harmony lingual bracket…