Dallas, TX (PRWEB) July 31, 2012
Say good-bye to metal mouth, tin grin and brace face! Now there is a way to that beautiful smile and straight teeth...on the sly. Called lingual braces, the brackets and wires are placed behind the teeth, hidden and unnoticeable to anyone but the orthodontist. According to the American Association of Orthodontics (AAO), the number of U.S. adults wearing braces neared 1.1 million in 2010, up about 23% since 1989. More aesthetic options such as lingual braces (SureSmile QT) or ‘behind teeth’ braces could be the reason for the increasing number of adults getting orthodontic care. Also straight teeth and a proper bite promote long term dental health benefits including minimized tooth decay plus wear and tear on teeth that can lead to more serious gum and periodontal disease in the future.
Derek Ruth, 28 an energy consultant in Kansas City, MO. says, “Lingual braces changed my life and in my opinion the only way to get braces as an adult". Ruth damaged his roots as a child in a fall and had TMJ, but never had braces as a child. “Appearance is very important in my job. I wanted to fix my smile and bite as an adult, but did not want to look like an 18 year old going to prom”.
When he heard about lingual from his orthodontist Dr. Brent Bankhead, he immediately decided to move forward with the braces. Ruth says he loves playing games with people tricking them about braces. "People can’t believe I am wearing braces".
While the concept of lingual is not totally new, orthodontists have avoided offering them because of the technical difficulty in executing ‘behind teeth’ braces. SureSmile’s robotically-bent wires fit right into the brackets on the backside of the teeth. The bending and adjusting of the wires is removed from the process making it a better experience for both orthodontist and patient.
Orthodontist Dr. John Dumas of Birmingham, MI. says he is seeing more professional women in their 30’s, 40’s and 50’s than ever before now that hidden braces are an option. “We’re getting several calls a week from middle aged professional women interested in lingual braces. Most have wanted to straighten their teeth for years but never felt comfortable with the idea of braces and the stigma that goes along with it.”
SureSmile is a revolutionary digital braces treatment technology that equips orthodontists with a powerful diagnostic and treatment tool to deliver precise, customized orthodontic care. According to an April 2012 study published in Orthodontics: The Art and Practice of Dentofacial Enhancement SureSmile was shown to reduce median treatment time from 23 to 15 months based on a comparison of 9390 SureSmile patients and 2945 conventionally treated patients. Since 2004, SureSmile has been used on 100,000 patients by over 400 orthodontists in the United States, Australia and Canada. OraMetrix headquarters are located in Richardson, Texas.
For more information contact Bonnie Shifrin 773.727.5275 or Carol Gifford 773.665.2912