Harmony braces

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!

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…

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…

The American Lingual Orthodontist Association, (ALOA)

American Lingual Orthodontics Association sponsors an annual education meeting the daAmerican Lingual Orthodontics Associationy before the American Association of Orthodontists annual meeting.

The term “lingual” refers to the inside (tongue or palate) surface of the tooth. Lingual braces are attached to that inside surface unlike traditional braces which are fixed to the outside of the teeth. With the braces positioned on the inner surface, it makes them practically invisible and provides cosmetic orthodontic treatment without the distraction of typical braces.Read more on The American Lingual Orthodontist Association, (ALOA)…