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Am I a candidate for Wirelign® treatment?
Wirelign® is an excellent esthetic limited treatment option for patients in good dental health who are seeking to address:
What are the benefits of Wirelign®?
Wirelign® is an excellent treatment option for patients with mild to moderate crowding or spacing of the anterior (front) teeth. Since the procedure does not use any brackets and the super-elastic wires are bonded so closely to the surface of the teeth, speech-related problems are non-existent. The low surface profile allows Wirelign® to be significantly more comfortable than standard braces and removable aligner systems. Since the wires are directly bonded BEHIND the teeth, the procedure is completely concealed and there are minimal eating restrictions.
What is the Wirelign® procedure?
The technique utilizes small pieces of nickel titanium wires like those that are used with standard orthodontic bracket systems. These wire segments are activated and bonded directly to the tooth's lingual (behind-the-teeth) surface to produce the desired tooth movement.
How many appointments will I need during my Wirelign® treatment?
The number of appointments varies depending on the number of teeth being treated, complexity of cases, and patient compliance. Although you will see results within the first few appointments, most patients' require an average of 8 to 12 appointments for treatment detailing and completion. The types of appointmentsyou will have are listed below.
Will my teeth stay aligned following treatment?
The philosophy in terms of retention varies among orthodontists, but most recommend lifetime retention. Teeth have a memory and have a tendency to relapse. A significant number of patients that inquire about Wirelign® have had relapse from previous orthodontic treatment.
Why is Wirelign® referred to as a "limited" treatment option?
While Wirelign® has evolved over the past 20 years, it is not without its limitations. Treatment with Wirelign® is primarily restricted to the improved alignment of the "Social 6" - the six front teeth on top and the 6 front teeth on the bottom. Wirelign® does not address malocclusions (deep bite, open bite, etc.) and only in select cases can align posterior (back) teeth.
How much does Wirelign® cost?
The cost for Wirelign® treatment varies depending on the number of teeth being treated and the complexity of the case. New patient consultations are absolutely free and an opportunity to discuss treatment cost and in-office financing options.
Do you participate in any insurance?
We do not participate with any insurance companies but our office is happy to submit claims to your insurance company so that you may be directly reimbursed for any covered procedures. We also offer in-office financing options.