A journey to become the best at what you do inevitably begins with mentors. Fortunately for me, I’ve had the opportunity to work with the best in the world when it comes to lingual (hidden) braces. My journey toward specializing in lingual orthodontic treatment began in 2004 with coursework on the Incognito Lingual Bracket System. I realized that to become the very best at this groundbreaking technique I would need to travel abroad to study with the best in the world. Conferences for the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (held in places like Paris and London) helped expose me to the best techniques, the most innovative appliances and the innovative thought leaders in the field.
Visiting the distinguished lingual orthodontic practices of Dr. Didier Fillion (Paris and London), Dr. Giusseppe Scuzzo (Rome), Dr. Kyoto Takemoto (Tokyo) and Dr. Asif Chatoo (London), opened my eyes to an entirely different world of elite-level patient care using the lingual technique.
Being invited in 2011 to participate with these industry leading orthodontists on a select development team for the next-generation lingual brace system, the Alias System was both an honor and a privilege. I was no longer just learning from the best, I was working in partnership with the very best in the industry. Our work developed the system that is now in use worldwide.
This ongoing journey continues to intertwine both my personal life and my professional education with these giants in the world of lingual orthodontics. I’ve been granted both a front-row view of how to achieve this elite level as a lingual orthodontist and formed strong friendships over the years with many of these providers as well. In my case, the people you meet on the journey make it all that much better for me, my practice and most importantly, my patients.
Call or email us today to see this and other differences that we provide our patients at Team Orthodontics. Reach out to our Ahwatukee orthodontist office or our Gilbert orthodontist office and we’ll do our best to help you out with all your orthodontic needs.
Written by Dr. Ken Danyluk, Orthodontist at Team Orthodontics