Lingual braces harness the benefits and reliability of traditional braces with placement inside the teeth for a more aesthetic orthodontic delivery.
With lingual braces, the brackets are fixed to the back of your teeth, ensuring no one can obviously see that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment – making it the perfect treatment for adults or those concerned with their appearance while undergoing treatment.
Unlike clear aligners, the success of lingual braces isn’t determined by compliance. This means that you can be assured treatment will be effective and will not rely on the patient remembering to put their aligners back in after meal times.
The benefits of lingual braces
- Hidden behind the teeth for an aesthetic treatment
- Made just for you so they are comfortable
- Straightens crooked and crowded teeth
- Compliance friendly – no forgetting to put them in
- Appropriate for all patient ages
There are no age limitations for treatment; lingual braces are suitable for all patients looking to correct crowding or crooked teeth, being unnoticeable they are a great option for adults and cosmetically minded teens alike.
You will need to consult with our team to ensure you do not have any further conditions requiring advanced treatment, as there may be more suitable treatments for your needs.
Caring for lingual braces
Our team will teach you how to care for and clean your lingual braces and will provide you with the brushes you need. It is very important that you clean your braces regularly as any food or drink that gets stuck can lead to plaque and cavities.
Frequently Asked Questions
Lingual braces will require a short adjustment period where your tongue will get used to the placement of the braces. The wires and bonding on your teeth have a smooth surface to ensure your tongue is not damaged.
It is best to have your mouth assessed by our team to determine suitability. Having a smaller mouth or arch does not necessarily exclude you from treatment.
The best treatment should actually be decided based on your individual needs. The best treatment for one patient may not be the best treatment for another. Things to consider include the range of movement needed, any jaw changes needed, likelihood of compliance, budget, comfort and your day to day career or education habits.