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Scanners and Digital Treatment [Planning]

Excerpt from Improve Your Smile, Transform Your Life:  A Guide to Orthodontics for Adults by Dr. Leslie Pitner, founding ELOS member.  You can get a copy at Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Use the following link: https://goo.gl/ExETyR

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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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Where Do Lingual Braces Fit In With [Today’s] Orthodontist?

A Little Historical Perspective

Braces on teeth did not begin when you or your friends were teenagers with “platinum smiles.” Today’s orthodontists come from a long history of success in adjusting teeth for beauty and practical daily function.

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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

Lingual or Invisalign Braces Checklist 2017

Decades ago, the only way to achieve straight teeth was to undergo a straightening treatment using traditional metal braces that rely on brackets and wires to gradually pull teeth into alignment. Today, however, we have more discreet and convenient straightening methods that can be performed by most orthodontic specialists. Read more

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Lingual Braces and the Role of Orthodontic Robots

A New Form of Invisible Braces Made Possible by Robotic technology

Custom lingual braces are one of the newest forms of braces available today.  Similar to Invisalign and clear ceramic braces, they fall into the category of Invisible Braces. They are clearly the most invisible option on the market today.  The growth of robotic technology has not overlooked the world of dentistry. Neither has the growth of CAD/CAM imaging technology or 3D printing.  The creation of custom lingual braces uses all three.

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The Sublime Subtlety of Lingual Braces 2017

There are a few options available that make braces less noticeable. However, there is only one type of truly invisible braces: lingual braces. Due to the many recent advances in orthodontics, patients now have the option to choose lingual braces. Lingual braces cannot be seen by others as they are completely hidden and placed behind the teeth.  Read more

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Getting Lingual Braces as an Adult Checklist 2017

Lingual braces, or braces that are placed on the inside of your teeth, are as effective as traditional braces and have the advantage of being much more discreet. Read more

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7 Things You Should Know About Lingual Braces

Not all braces are created equally, nor do they all require a mouthful of metal. Lingual braces are one option that is well-suited to those looking for a discreet method for straightening their smile. The following are a few things you should know as you determine whether these are the right choice for you. Read more