Sunday, 6 February 2022

Lingual Braces

 Lingual braces are a less well-known orthodontic solution with practical and cosmetic benefits when compared to other solutions. In some aspects, they are similar to traditional braces, but because they are placed on the back of the teeth rather than the front, they differ in terms of comfort, fit, and the ability to be hidden. We'll delve deeper into these distinctions and discuss what to consider before getting lingual braces.

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What Are Lingual Braces and What Do They Do?

Lingual braces are similar to regular braces in that they use brackets and wires to correct misalignment in the mouth and on the teeth. Lingual braces, on the other hand, are unique in that they are nearly undetectable. Instead of being positioned on the front of the teeth, they are placed on the rear of the teeth, facing the tongue. As a result, lingual braces provide a more inconspicuous choice for orthodontic patients who do not want to wear traditional braces for an extended period of time. For this reason, they are gaining appeal among both youngsters and adults.

How are Lingual Braces Placed?

Lingual braces brackets are custom-made to suit each patient's mouth correctly, based on an impression of the teeth, and must be fitted on each individual tooth to adequately correct misalignments. Similarly, to serve each patient optimally, the cables connecting each bracket must be customised.

Since the brackets and wires are more difficult to put, having the right fit is crucial when it comes to placing lingual braces. The backs of the teeth are more difficult to reach, and the orthodontist has less space to deal with. All of the brackets are fixed on the teeth at the very same time, using a tailored tray to hold them in place, in order to appropriately position the lingual braces. Traditional braces, on the other hand, employ standardised brackets that are inserted one tooth at a time, one by one.

The Advantages of Lingual Braces

Many people prefer lingual braces because they allow them to be more unobtrusive while straightening their teeth. Adults should avoid wearing heavy metal braces for years in family and social situations. Lingual braces are concealed below the teeth and offer all of the benefits of metal braces but without visible appearance.

Lingual braces are just as effective as other solutions for complex misalignments, such as fixing rotations, closing gaps caused by extractions, or leveling out the height of teeth, despite the fact that they are nearly invisible. Also, unlike conventional metal or ceramic braces, any discolouration or white spots caused by braces will appear on the interior of the teeth rather than on the outside. Lingual braces are also custom-made for each patient, resulting in increased comfort.

What Conditions Can Lingual Braces Treat?

A wide range of dental issues can be treated using lingual braces. Even with substantial dental malocclusion, the personalised, inconspicuous design on the inner surface of the teeth can help achieve straight teeth and lovely smiles.

For tooth crowding, crossbites, and underbites, lingual braces are particularly effective. These bites all react well to the orthodontic approach employed in lingual braces, and research has shown that orthodontists can usually obtain the required results with this treatment strategy.

Because severe overbites can put strain on brackets, causing them to dislodge or break off inside the teeth, lingual braces may be less successful for treating deep overbites.

Who Should Consider Getting Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are a wonderful treatment choice for anyone who wants to straighten their teeth without having their orthodontia visible to others.

Lingual braces are practically undetectable to the outside world since they are placed behind the teeth and facing the tongue. This is a particularly desirable feature for older teens and older professionals. Lingual braces may be the answer if you want to avoid the "metal-mouth" look of typical metal braces.

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The brace's creators have improved on standard metal braces by designing an elegant system that can straighten uneven teeth and fix an inappropriate bite while maintaining face and smile beauty. The brace's self-ligating construction allows for better oral movement and usefulness.

No one will ever know you're wearing braces because they're hidden behind your teeth, and your smile will soon be shining brightly. Check to see if you qualify today. Request an appointment. For more visit

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