C⁵ Hidden Orthodontics is at the pinnacle of innovation in orthodontics as a truly hidden and comfortable orthodontic treatment for tooth alignment. The benefits make it appealing to both providers and patients, whether used as a standalone or in combination with braces and aligners for enhanced results.

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What is C⁵?

This patented treatment involves bonding orthodontic wires directly to the tooth surface for a low-profile and comfortable lingual solution. Our proprietary system enables 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 Standalone Treatment

C⁵ as a standalone treatment can address a full range of issues from minor to moderate anterior crowding, orthodontic relapse, improved aesthetics and even more complex cases. 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.

C⁵ Hybrid

Patients with more complicated cases can start with C⁵ and finish treatment with Alta Aligners for bite correction and posterior alignment issues. This option appeals to patients since it can reduce the time spent in aligners by 50% or more.

Comprehensive Support

Whether using C5 as a solo treatment or in combination with braces and aligners, our team provides full support from the time you submit initial images until the patient is ready for retention. We follow your patients along the way with our exclusive remote monitoring technology. Before each appointment, you’ll receive a treatment plan so you can maximize chair time.

C⁵ Treatment Enhancements

C5 provides impressive teeth straightening results as a standalone treatment, but it also works well in conjunction with other treatments for patients who prefer aligners and require bite correction or mid-course corrections. In those cases, C5 can be flexibly integrated before, during, and after treatment with:

  • C5 Pre-Treatment: Our patented ProWire is bonded prior to starting treatment with any brand of clear aligners or braces. This straightforward, 2-5 month treatment enhances the aligner experience by straightening the anterior teeth and elongating the ”PDL” before beginning aligners. Patient satisfaction is higher due to greater comfort, fewer compliance issues, and less time in aligners. Pre-Treatment results in fewer aligner attachments, and less IPR (shaving down healthy tooth enamel). And, since fewer aligners are needed, providers can save on lab fees and will encounter fewer refinements.
  • C5 Mid-Course Assist: C5 gets a case back on track during aligner treatment without the time-consuming and more costly process of rescanning and getting an updated treatment plan and new trays. Patients can continue to wear their slightly modified original trays while our wires get their teeth tracking. Patients will appreciate that you can keep their case moving to the finish line.
  • C5 Detailing: The ProWire enables the clinician to quickly achieve the critical final aesthetic detailing movements that can be a struggle with aligners. The wire is worn simultaneously with the slightly modified final aligner(s).
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Before and After C⁵ Hidden Orthodontics

Most patients prefer C5 as a standalone treatment, but the efficacy, comfort and enhanced patient satisfaction of this treatment option can be utilized even for patients who are in any brand of aligners or even with braces. Below are good examples of why providers and patients are wowed.

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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 is 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 C5 Hidden Orthodontics

“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.

“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.” –

“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.” –

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