Invisible Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces

Hide your braces not your smile!

Lingual orthodontics is our most advanced alternative for the orthodontic treatment of patients, athletes and VIPs who require an optimal and discreet treatment option.
With lingual braces, Dr. Stosich custom designs the brackets and wires to be placed on the inside, or lingual, of your teeth. You’ll receive the precision and accuracy of 3D guided robotics without the visible signs of orthodontic treatment.

Quad Helix Appliance

A quad helix appliance is a customized, non-visible expansion appliance that exerts light and controlled force on the upper teeth. Dr. Stosich uses it to widen the upper jaw in the front and/or back of a patient’s mouth, and it can also be used to rotate the first molars, if needed. A quad helix may be recommended to correct a dental crossbite or to widen the upper arch to allow adequate space for crowded teeth to move to their ideal locations.

The quad helix will ensure that the upper dental arch more closely matches the lower arch, while ensuring there is enough room for all of a patient’s permanent teeth. The device is not removable, and does not require any adjustment by the patient. It fits behind the teeth, and works slowly and gently to adjust the upper jaw. It may take a few days for a patient to get used to wearing the appliance, but in no time, the patient will forget about it while the quad helix accomplishes its goal. Dr. Stosich designs each quad helix uniquely for each patient, allowing for the highest level of comfort and efficiency.

Quad Helix Appliance
Advantages

  • The most accurate treatment results, due to the use of highly precise, robotically bent wires
  • Improvement in tooth alignment during all stages of the treatment (even at the beginning) because the appliance does not hide the teeth’s surface
  • Even and smooth tooth repositioning, important for the aesthetic appearance, take place at the beginning of treatment. The fine-tuning takes up the lion’s share of the overall treatment.
  • No risk of visible discoloration of the teeth, and no borders after debonding, because bonding is done on the non-visible lingual side of the teeth.
  • No increased risk of injury due to sports, or accidents.
  • For adults: No adverse effect on kissing!
Disadvantages

  • Often a longer period of acclimatization, approx. 2 weeks
  • May impede speech until patient can compensate
  • More expensive
Facts about Lingual Braces

Invisible orthodontic lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are wearing braces. Lingual orthodontics can give you a beautiful smile, even while you’re wearing them, with virtually no impact on speech or irritation to your tongue.

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