Also known as Lingual orthodontic braces are placed behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are wearing braces — unless you want them to! They give you a beautiful smile, even while you’re wearing them. A consultation with your doctor can determine if lingual braces are right for you.
How do lingual braces work?
They are placed on the back side of the teeth, so they’re invisible from the front. Working just like traditional braces, they straighten your teeth within the same amount of time metal braces would. Because they are customized to fit your unique mouth, your teeth are used to make an impression. Then, a laboratory will use computerized technology to create the metal brackets to fit onto the back of each tooth. These brackets are cemented into place by your doctor and you’re on your way to a beautiful smile without anyone noticing!
Who can wear lingual braces?
Just about anyone! Men and women, teenagers or adults, from 13 years to over 60 years of age. From students to professionals, all can choose to wear them. Odds are, if you can be treated with traditional braces, you are also good candidate.
The advantages of lingual braces
Improving your dental health is an important investment for your future, both in terms of your health and appearance. Here are some of the advantages of having these braces:
- Comfort: They are custom-fit to each patient, ensuring a higher comfort level.
- Aesthetics: A great option for both adult professionals and teens who would feel more confident with invisible braces.
- Convenience: Lingual braces can also be extremely convenient for those who play wind instruments or contact sports.