Incognito Lingual Orthodontics
Lingual orthodontics is a method of intervention that will give you a natural, rejuvenated smile. The most important advantage of lingual orthodontics is the fact that it is performed without the need for the full cooperation of the patient, and, most importantly, without being visible to third parties. It is a device permanently glued to the lingual side of the teeth. In this way, treatment is completed in a completely invisible way. Lingual orthodontics is the ideal choice for a variety of cases, where the application of the Invisalign method is not appropriate. Quite often, the use of clear ceramic braces may not be possible due to medical reasons. Examples of such cases are both the cases where there is strong vertical overlap of the incisors, without any overcrowding, but also in cases where molar extraction is necessary. However, quite often lingual orthodontics is the choice of the patients themselves, since their full cooperation is not always possible or desired. A prerequisite for Invisalign interventions is that the braces are in the mouth for at least 20 hours a day. Browse our website to learn more about invisible orthodontics and both its methods.
PERSONALIZED LINGUAL DEVICES & TRAINING OF THE DOCTOR
At Dr. Exarchou's orthodontic practice, orthodontic interventions with a lingual device are done by using two types of appliances. Specifically, in order to perform lingual orthodontic interventions, we solely use completely customised Incognito and WIN Lingual Systems appliances. The quality of the final result of the intervention is directly related to the quality of the devices used. Therefore, our experience has shown that Incognito and WIN Lingual Systems orthodontic appliances are significantly superior to every other. They offer unmatched quality, as compared to other systems or customised brackets by other manufacturers. Definitely, when it comes to these two appliances, the laboratory (technician) cost for the patient is higher. However and without any doubt, this difference in cost, has a significant impact on both the duration of treatment and the end result. The use of cost-effective solutions, such as non-customised lingual devices, is no longer provided in our practice, since it is quite often that they significantly degrade the quality of the final result. It is worth noting that even with the use of a customised orthodontic device, the desired results may still not be achieved, if the person concerned does not provide the necessary care. For example, the lack of proper care when chewing may cause frequent or repeated bracket debondings. This may result in the duration of the treatment being extended. In fact, in some cases it is not even possible to achieve the ideal result. Therefore, in order to avoid any emergency visits to the doctor's office due to bracket detachments, the cooperation of the patient involved is absolutely necessary. You should be very careful during eating, throughout the entire duration of the treatment. This way, there will be no extension of the duration of your treatment while you will be able to achieve the results expected, without any doubt.
As a practice, we have a very strong experience in lingual orthodontics. This is proven beyond any doubt, both by our over 17 years of active involvement with lingual orthodontics, as well as by other important factors. The orthodontist Dr. Fotis Exarchou holds an official international academic degree specialising in Lingual Orthodontics, a title that few orthodontists have, even in Europe. In total, we have successfully treated over 800 cases of lingual orthodontics in our practice. This is a number that places us among the first clinics in cases, not only nationwide but also internationally. Finally, our practice has been been awarded a distinction as the leading practice nationwide based on the number of cases using a 3M Incognito device. Therefore, the desired result is guaranteed in case you choose our office for you to have your lingual orthodontic treatment. There will be no unpleasant surprises for you, both during your orthodontic treatment, and when you see the results. In the Gallery category you may see for yourself the difference in cases applying lingual orthodontics, before and after the treatment. Please note the aesthetic and functional quality of these lingual orthodontic cases. Is it time to make the first step, by planning a visit? Get your wonderful smile, without getting braces visible to others!
LINGUAL ORTHODONTICS - TREATMENT COSTS
Lingual orthodontics has a significant cost difference as compared to other orthodontic treatment methods (labial braces, Invisalign aligners). The difference in fee reflects the difference in laboratory costs. The laboratory cost of the fixed lingual device is approximately 1,500 euros per jaw. That is, it is manyfold the corresponding cost of the traditional labial braces. However, the medical fee required for the application of the orthodontic treatment with either labial or lingual braces remains the same. This is only due to the fact that for our practice, achieving the desired result with lingual braces is just as easy, based on our many years of experience. With us, the medical fee for lingual orthodontics, therefore, is no different from getting treatment with a labial fixed device. In addition, provided that there are no recurrent incidents of bracket detachment (due to lack of care), achieving the result expected is also just as easy. This information is completely different from the frequent cases of overpricing that one may encounter. In fact, the unrealistic charges for lingual orthodontics often reflect the lack of mandatory experience of the orthodontist involved. Essentially, this is the way to avoid the use of a lingual device under the pretext of "increased cost". Learn all you need to know about lingual orthodontics in the Frequently Asked Questions category.
Overall, lingual orthodontics is an ideal choice for both adults and adolescents. Dr. Exarchou has been providing orthodontic services since 2006, with a clinical emphasis in the area of Aesthetic Lingual Orthodontics. Actually, our orthodontic practice is one of the top in Europe, based on the number of completed cases. Specifically, over 800 cases have been completed in our practice, applying the demanding technique of Lingual Orthodontics. This method combines unique, highly aesthetic, and functional results. In addition, the orthodontic practice is certified for the number of cases using an Incognito lingual device, making it the top practice in Greece. Last but not least, Dr. Exarchou has completed an international two-year academic specialization course in Lingual Orthodontics, at the University of Valencia in Spain. It is one of the few doctors in Europe, and so far the single orthodontist in Greece to have received this specific postgraduate specialization university degree (a two-year internationally recognized university degree, 60 ECTS Credits).