The Harmony System: Braces that Work Behind the Scenes
The Harmony System is a product from a professional orthodontic team that specializes in creating more invisible braces for people of all ages. Harmony works with your appointed orthodontist and therefore is able to offer solutions for even the most challenging cases. The innovative and digitally customized system for straightening teeth provides orthodontics to work with advanced technology.
Most people want the confidence of a better smile, with straight, aligned teeth, but you don’t want to go through months of wearing visible braces.
There’s no need for this with the lingual braces since they are placed behind the teeth, and straighten them without being seen.
State of the art technology allows precise digital scanning of the teeth to create a fully customized solution. Harmony’s self-ligating control allows for precise alignment of teeth, with faster treatment times, more comfortable fit and better results than other methods.
These braces are designed with small, smooth brackets that allow you to get used to your orthodontic treatment quickly, and their low profile makes brushing and flossing easier than with traditional braces.
The Treatment Process
The team at Harmony want you to have the best experience possible. Below you will find a step by step process of what to expect when you go through their treatment:
Step One: Visit Your Appointed Orthodontist
Consult with an orthodontist to review your treatment options. After an initial diagnosis and a thorough review of your options, you and your orthodontist can determine whether the Harmony System is right for you. To proceed with your invisible orthodontic treatment, a set of records will be taken and sent to the Harmony Technical Center. After a few weeks of production, your digitally customized solution is sent to your orthodontist for your initial bonding appointment.
Step Two: Smile Production at Harmony
The process of creating your new smile begins with a highly accurate 3D image of your teeth. Using proprietary CAD/CAM technologies, the Harmony Technical Center generates digitally customized bracket pads and robotically formed arch wires providing you with a treatment solution unique to your individual needs.
Step Three: Bonding
Efficiency and accuracy are built into every component of the Harmony System. The bonding appointment begins with a preparation of the tooth surface. Unlike traditional bonding where braces are attached to the teeth one at a time, this system uses an advanced tray system for delivering the entire set of braces all at once.
The advantage of this unique bonding method is a reduction in chair time for you and the assurance for your orthodontist that the braces are placed in their ideal position, which determines the final position of your teeth at the end of treatment.
Step Four: Office Visits and Check Ups
During your treatment, you will need to visit your orthodontist’s office periodically to check on your progress and to change your arch wires. After each visit, your teeth can become sensitive, which is a result of the new arch wire that is gently moving them towards their ideal position. This discomfort will disappear after a few days as you settle into each phase of your treatment.
Step Five: Earning Your Smile
Congratulations! You have made it to the end of your orthodontic treatment. However, your investment in your new smile requires strict compliance to your orthodontist’s retention program.
Taking good care of your braces and following your orthodontist’s instructions is critical to achieving a quick and predictable result. If you notice anything unusual during treatment or if your braces feel like they might have come loose, contact your orthodontist immediately.
While your teeth are straight on the day that your braces are removed, it is possible that they will relapse, or move out of alignment if they are not properly retained in the months and years ahead.
Your orthodontist has a solution for keeping your smile looking perfect for the rest of your life. Protect your investment in your new smile by following your orthodontist’s retention program and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.
Who is the Harmony System Designed For?
This System was designed to straighten your teeth without the braces being seen. This treatment is mainly preferred by adults but can be applicable for teens as well. Harmony works with your appointed orthodontist to offer solutions for even the most challenging cases. What kind of cases?
Overcrowding of teeth is the most common condition needing orthodontic treatment. Overcrowding can not only make patients self-conscious of their smile, it can also lead to premature wear of teeth and other tooth or jaw-related problems.
Gaps and Spacing
There can be many reasons for excess gaps and spacing inside of the mouth, including missing teeth and large jaw size. Orthodontists are specially qualified to diagnose these problems and offer appropriate treatment.
Normally, the upper teeth slightly overlap the lower ones. In cases of cross bite, the upper teeth align too far to the inside of the lower ones, which can lead to problems like excess tooth wear or abnormalities in jaw function.
An overbite is also commonly called “deep bite,” and this problem occurs when the upper teeth significantly cover the lower ones upon closing.
The opposite of “deep bite,” this problem occurs when the upper teeth do not properly overlap the lower teeth upon closing, leaving a gap between them.
Commonly called “protrusion” or incorrectly labeled “overbite,” overjet occurs when the front teeth extend too far forward.
Cost of Lingual Braces
The cost range for braces can vary greatly for each type. Lingual braces, specifically, can run you anywhere from $8,000-$10,000. This alternative may be more costly than traditional braces but can be considered by patients looking for an invisible option.
Benefits of the Harmony System
- Digitally Customized: Your orthodontist designs your perfect smile using state of the art technology. A fully customized solution, including robotically arch wires, are created just for you
- Custom Treatment: The lingual braces are customized to achieve your perfect smile quickly and efficiently
- Comfortably Adapts to Your Teeth: The braces are engineered to be small and smooth, which helps you adapt quickly and comfortably to your orthodontic treatment. Self-ligating technology does away with elastic O-rings, so friction in the system is reduced which leads to a more comfortable experience throughout treatment
- Precise Tooth Alignment: The self-ligating technology that is built into Harmony offers more control in the hands of your orthodontist to achieve precise tooth alignment
Disadvantages of the Harmony System
- Self-ligating braces are more expensive than traditional metal braces, as mentioned before
- In terms of performance, some types of tooth movement are more difficult with self-ligating braces
- No elastics are used in this form of braces, so there is no picking out cool colours for your bands
Choose the Harmony System
When you choose Harmony, you are choosing a greater alternative solution to braces. This invisible solution is comfortable and customized to fit your teeth and help you achieve a perfect smile.
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