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Why does the [lingual] orthodontist need to X-ray?

The use of braces has seen significant changes and advancements over the years. People looking to straighten their teeth now have many cosmetic options such as lingual braces available to them. These options let patients find solutions for their alignment issues, without some of the typical troubles/inconveniences of conventional metal braces and will require x-rays.

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How Long Does it Take to Fix My [Crooked] Teeth?

Most people think that only kids need braces, but in reality, many adults can benefit from them as well. Braces can be helpful for anyone who has a problem with crooked or crowded teeth that are overlapping or when there are bite problems.  There are a variety of options available for correcting your tooth problems. These include different kinds of braces and clear aligners such as Invisalign. It is important to see an orthodontist for an evaluation and to determine the best option for you.

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5 reasons To Need Lingual Braces? [The Facts]

Many people have crooked teeth that might require braces. However, how do you know when you absolutely need braces?  And if you need them, how can you embark on orthodontic treatment without a mouth full of metal or plastic aligners?  There are many reasons why lingual braces may benefit you. First, here are the 5 most common reasons to seek braces to correct an orthodontic issue.

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ELOS Spotlight (Proudly Presents) – Dr. Stephan Tisseront

ELOS has members from across the USA and Canada. In our monthly Spotlight series, we present each member, giving the spotlight to their personality and expertise in the field of orthodontics. Read on and learn about Dr. Tisseront, a founding member of ELOS and Northern Virginia’s leading Orthodontist.

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The Age of Lingual Orthodontics 2017

Orthodontic experts are always trying to seek new ways to move teeth faster and more efficiently.  Recently, lingual braces have had technological advancements propelling them to the forefront of treatments that are both invisible and can be faster than traditional braces.  Lingual braces are placed on the inside surface of a patient’s teeth, making the treatment invisible.  So unless you choose to share, no one else will know that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment while wearing lingual braces.

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What are [Lite] Lingual Braces?

What are Lite Lingual Braces? Advancements in Lingual braces have come leaping into the forefront of orthodontics lately and for good reason.  Lingual braces allow you to perfect your smile without anyone knowing about it since they are attached to the backside of your teeth.

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Disguise Your Treatment With [Lingual Braces]

Disguise Your Treatment With Lingual Braces

When we think of getting our teeth straightened, a full mouth of metal comes to mind. This is because for years that was the most effective way to achieve straight teeth. Wearing braces meant having to grin and bear noticeable metal brackets and wires throughout the duration of your treatment. Fortunately, those days are over.  Read more

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What are Lingual Braces? [Facts and Myths]

What are Lingual Braces. For many adults who had braces in their youth, the experience is still associated with unpleasant memories. Traditional braces can be painful, annoying and carry a social stigma. They make brushing difficult, are prone to trapping food, and may irritate the inner lining, or mucosa, of the mouth. Overall, traditional braces are an unattractive prospect for both teens and adults.  Read more

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An Orthodontic Revolution Is Here

Orthodontic braces have been given a hard time over the years and not without good reason. Despite the fact that they continue to do a great job of straightening teeth, many teenagers tremble when their orthodontist suggests braces. Read more

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Lingual Braces (Why Inside is Better than Outside)

What do cherry pie, piñatas, and braces have in common? They’re all better on the inside! It may seem like a strange comparison, but the fact is, braces are always better when they’re placed on the inside surface of your teeth! Braces affixed in this manner are known as hidden braces or lingual braces. This means they are placed on the surface of your tooth facing your tongue rather than the outside of your teeth. Lately, lingual braces are becoming very popular for many good reasons. Here are just a few:  Read more