Want to straighten your smile?
With Lingual Braces you can now straighten your smile invisibly!
If you have considered Orthodontics, but have been put off
by the thought of a mouthful of metal – don’t be!
With Lingual Braces you can have the smile of your dreams
and no one will ever know you’re in treatment
(unless you want them to of course).
Pros & Cons of Lingual Braces
These ‘hidden braces’ are fitted behind your teeth, but work in a similar way to conventional metal fixed orthodontic appliances.
Pros of Lingual Braces
These are the least visible of all orthodontic braces, and in the main have nothing present on the outside of your teeth through the majority of treatment.
There are a number of lingual bracket systems available, from which we can recommend the most suitable for your case.
Lingual braces are suitable for treating most types of bite problems, in the same way as a conventional fixed brace; the only difference being they can’t be seen.
Our recommended lingual system is custom made to fit only your mouth, so the precision in tooth-positioning is very good.
Cons of Lingual Braces
Treatment time is, on average, a little longer than with a conventional fixed brace, and each appointment takes around half an hour, as opposed to 15 minutes.
Your tongue will get a little sore for a week or two after the upper appliance is fitted, however speech and discomfort usually return to normal within 3 weeks.
As this is a custom made brace, there is a cost implication to the manufacture of the appliance, which does not apply to conventional metal or tooth coloured braces.
The cost of lingual braces varies depending on how complex each particular case is, and we offer affordable payment plans as routine for all our patients.
You will have an initial consultation with your Lingual Braces practitioner, who will answer your questions and have a look at your teeth. We will take an impression of your teeth, some photographs and x-rays, so that a diagnosis can be carried out. We will then discuss your treatment options with you. If you’re happy to proceed, we will advise an orthodontic laboratory to make your lingual braces.
The Lingual Braces treatment is applied in stages, so you will need to go back and see your Lingual Braces practitioner every once in a while for a check up and a new impression, for your treatment to continue. Lingual Braces may be used to correct adults or children’s crooked teeth depending on their individual needs.