The Elite Lingual Orthodontic Study Club, Inc. (ELOS) is a nationally-recognized association of orthodontic practices comprising the top 1% of lingual braces providers in the nation. Membership is by invitation only and there are no other practices in the state of Missouri to have received this invitation. The ELOS is comprised of the biggest names in lingual braces (behind the teeth), and we consider it a huge honor that our experience with lingual treatment has earned us membership into this esteemed association.
This is one of the most common questions we’re asked from parents and dentists. When most people think about braces, the last thing that comes to mind is kids with baby teeth. However, the American Association of Orthodontists recommends all children have their first orthodontic consultation around age 7. Even though most of the permanent teeth haven’t erupted at that age, there may be an underlying issue that isn’t readily apparent. The goal of these early visits is to identify problems BEFORE they develop into something more serious.
Chances are you’ve heard of Invisalign before. You likely have friends or family members who have it and you’ve probably even researched it online…I mean…you are reading a blog about it as we speak! We’ve been using it since 1999 and love it. Our patients love that it’s more attractive than traditional braces and offers the ability to easily brush and floss and eat whatever they choose. The perks of Invisalign are huge. The marketing strategy is impressive. Because of its popularity, more and more patients are requesting Invisalign. This demand has resulted in more orthodontists and general dentists offering Invisalign in their practices. So does it matter where you get your Invisalign?