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.
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 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.