C⁵ Hidden Orthodontics is a truly hidden and innovative orthodontic treatment for tooth alignment – without brackets or aligners. This proprietary treatment involves bonding orthodontic wires directly to the tooth surface for a low-profile and comfortable lingual solution. C⁵ can address a full range of issues from minor to moderate anterior crowding, orthodontic relapse, or aesthetics. It can be used as a standalone or hybrid treatment. It’s fast and effective, with average treatment times ranging from 3-12 months. C⁵ is a popular solution for adults and teens wanting a concealed, comfortable option.

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See the Results!

What is C⁵?

Our proprietary systems and wires enable lingual, bracket-less sliding mechanics to move teeth gently and precisely.


Not just discreet


Treatment tailored to each patient’s orthodontic needs


Low profile fixed solution


Limited chair time needed


Treat with a fully supported solution

C⁵ Hybrid

Patients with more complicated cases can start with C⁵ and finish treatment with clear aligners or metal braces for bite correction and posterior alignment issues. This option appeals to patients since it reduces the time spent in aligners or braces by 50% or more. Providers can utilize the Alta Aligners or ANY other aligner brand to complete the aligner portion of treatment.

Regardless of the aligner brand chosen, C⁵ Hybrid results in the following:

  • Higher patient satisfaction
  • A completely hidden orthodontic system during the C⁵ portion of the treatment
  • Less time in aligners
  • Reduced patient compliance issues
  • Fewer (if any) anterior attachments
  • Fewer mid-case corrections as the anterior teeth alignment is addressed before starting aligners
  • Significantly reduced lab fees for aligners

Start with C⁵ for ultimate discretion and to align anterior (front) teeth and then complete treatment with aligners when certain bite correction issues are indicated.

C⁵ Aligner Assist™

Utilizing proprietary C⁵ technologies, aligner cases from any lab (Invisalign®, SureSmile®, ClearCorrect®, Spark®, etc.) can quickly get back on track without a mid-case correction.

Aligner Assist is ideal for many aligner issues, including difficult maxillary lateral movements and fine detailing for the finished smile.

Why Providers Choose Aligner Assist:

  • Nobody likes mid-case corrections – not the provider or the patient.
  • Alta Smiles doctors provide fully detailed instructions on how to correct the issue with our proprietary wires and system.
  • Nobody can see the wires, and they are super comfortable.
  • The patient keeps moving forward on their aligner sequence without interruption.
  • Alta Smiles provides the wires and bonding trays needed, and bonding the selected wire can be quicker than a re-scan.

Before and After C⁵ Hidden Orthodontics™

Our patients have experienced superior results with C5 Hidden Orthodontics™. See the difference this treatment can make.

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Upper & Lower arches, 10 month treatment period

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Upper & Lower arches, 8 month treatment period

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Upper space closure, 8 month treatment period

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Upper Space Closure, 2 month treatment period

Patients Consistently Choose C⁵ as the Option of Choice

  • Concealed – C5 It’s totally hidden
  • Comfortable – The wire is about the thickness of a hair, with no brackets
  • Custom – Every smile is personalized
  • Convenient – Fewer office visits due to our remote monitoring solution
  • Confidence – Patients look and feel confident in their new smile

C5 Provider Experience

Dr. John Reckner, DMD, MAGD
Weaver, Reckner & Reinhart Dental Associates

“In our practice, we see hundreds of C5 patients each year, with a high degree of patient satisfaction. Patients prefer C5 for a variety of reasons – the fact that it’s totally hidden, super comfortable, and requires no patient compliance makes it a no-brainer for most people. With Alta Smiles’ comprehensive support model, I’m hard-pressed to see why a practice wouldn’t offer C5.”

Why Our Patients Love ALTA SMILES

“With C⁵, there was no pain while my teeth were moving and my lifestyle wasn’t changed at all, so it was great.” –

“Nobody could notice the wires at all, and it was totally comfortable. I love my new smile – just in time for my wedding!” —

“I also considered getting braces, but I’m going into my senior year soon and I might not have had them off by then. I wanted a good portrait and didn’t want braces at the prom.

“I chose C⁵ because I’m getting married in October and this was one of the quickest procedures to get my teeth straightened in that amount of time.” –

“With aligners, I was off and on, and it was hard to stay committed to them. With C⁵, it’s always there, so you don’t have to think twice about it.” –

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