Lingual Braces – is the kind of braces for correction the alignment of your teeth that are placed behind your teeth so can’t be seen.
Benefits of Lingual Braces
Braces make teeth straighter and correct alignment problems. Many people don’t like the look of braces, even with modern alternatives that are nearly invisible. Lingual braces offer an excellent solution as they are fitted behind your teeth instead of on the front of your teeth. This means they don’t show when you smile.
They still perform the same function – straightening and aligning your teeth. The process can take a bit longer than traditional braces, however, and it is more involved. After an initial assessment to determine the suitability of the treatment, your dentist will make an impression of your teeth to send to a lab where the braces are made. These braces are then cemented onto your teeth, with the whole treatment taking up to three years to complete.
Lingual braces cost more than traditional braces but they offer a number of benefits:
- Can’t be seen so improves self-confidence during treatment
- Straightens teeth
- Corrects teeth alignment
- Improves oral health as teeth will be easier to clean once the treatment is complete
- Improves your smile