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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 patient ca

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 in with braces behind the teeth (lingual braces) if we demand predictably excellent orthodontic results. For many of our patient 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!

Some Questions and Answers Regarding Incognito Braces

Incognito Braces
Incognito Braces

Q: Would that treatment plan be as effective using braces behind the teeth as conventional braces?

A: Custom made brackets are more efficient than standard stock brackets that are mass produced for the “average” person.  The standard prescription in the stock bracket is not ideal for any individual.  It is produced to be as close to the correct prescription for the greatest number of patients and thereby is correct for no single individual. Theoretically, custom lingual is more efficient especially in terms of treatment time and precision. The literature show this and I have noticed a difference clinically; that being said it is possible to get an excellent result with either product.Read more on Some Questions and Answers Regarding Incognito Braces…

Q&A Regarding Incognito Braces

Incognito Braces
Incognito Braces

Q: Will treatment using Incognito braces behind the teeth be as effective as conventional braces?

A: Custom made brackets are more efficient than standard stock brackets that are mass produced for the “average” person.  The standard prescription in the stock bracket is not ideal for any individual.  It is produced to be as close to the correct prescription for the greatest number of patients and thereby is correct for no single individual. Theoretically, custom lingual is more efficient especially in terms of treatment time and precision. The literature show this and I have noticed a difference clinically; that being said it is possible to get an excellent result with either product.Read more on Q&A Regarding Incognito Braces…

American Association of Orthodontists

Riolo Orthodontics spent much of the last week in San Francisco at the 2015 annual session of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO).   There were also meetings held before the start of the AAO such as the American Lingual Orthodontist Association (ALOA) and the Society of orthodontic Educators (SOE) both of which were attended by Drs. Riolo and Bayirli. Dr Riolo also participated in the annual session lecturing on braces behind the teeth “Lingual Orthodontics: An Essential Tool for the Orthodontic Specialist”.  Dr Riolo’s lecture discussed; why lingual orthodontics is an essential tool for the orthodontic specialist as well as why lingual orthodontics is hard.  He also showed examples from our practice in Seattle illustrating the points make in his lecture.

Dr. Bayirli moderated a lecture room on Tuesday from 1:00 to 4:30 themed “Ideas from around the World” many of these lectures dealt with issues associated with accelerated orthodontics.  The office participated in continuing education as a group and learned about emerging technology’s such a medical 3D printing which will allow us to increase precision when fabricating orthodontic appliances using our intra-oral scanner.  Orthodontic technology is rapidly changing and we pride ourselves on bring the latest advances to our patient in Seattle.  Through our efforts at the University of Washington and participation in both national and international meetings we work to use evidence based treatment to achieve the best possible treatment outcome for our patients.  We employ the latest digital technology to produce custom orthodontic treatment solutions for our patient such as Incognito custom braces behind the teeth, the SureSmile system when using braces on the front of the teeth and the Invisalign system when moving teeth with removable clear aligners.

We are looking forward to the next annual meeting in Orlando Fl. in May of 2016.