It’s never too late to achieve the smile you have always dreamed of, maybe without the need for traditional visible braces treatment especially when you are shy of wearing conventional braces during routine social interaction. Lingual braces treatment, is the most common alternative to traditional visible metal braces, increasingly popular worldwide because they are virtually invisible from the front, which makes them a popular choice equally among young and adults. With the emerging technology and continuous development, lingual braces are in high demand because of the comfort and ease they offer.
What Are Lingual Braces?
Lingual Orthodontics commonly known as Lingual braces are special types of dental braces to correct irregular and crooked teeth. They are placed on the inner side of your teeth, which makes them virtually invisible from the front. For this reason, Lingual braces are also commonly called Invisible braces.
When Do You Need?
You might consider getting lingual braces treatment if you have:
- Spaced teeth
- Crowded teeth
- Deep bite
- Open bite
- Rotated teeth
Add sparkle to your smile with virtually invisible lingual braces treatment. The easy, effective and safe way to get a perfect smile!
How Do They Work?
Your orthodontist will examine your bite problem clinically and may suggest you radiographs to aid the diagnosis, after assessment of your case the orthodontist will suggest the best treatment plan for you. After you accept the treatment plan, like conventional metal braces, the customized lingual brackets and wires are placed on the inner surface of your teeth. Once activated, they gradually move your teeth over time and are typically worn anywhere from 15 months to 25 months depending upon the individual case. Some cases require far less time to complete, whereas complex cases take a bit longer to finish.
How to Take Care Your Teeth While Wearing Braces?
This is the most important part of success in any treatment. While there are many benefits of lingual braces, there are few drawbacks as well like:
- Difficulty in maintaining oral hygiene
- Tongue irritation
But these are problems are not so big to stop you get a stunning smile with lingual braces.
You’ll get used to lingual braces in a few days, and tongue irritation will no longer be a big problem for you.
Maintaining quality oral hygiene is now a lot easier with current latest brushing tools. Find out the best toothbrush here to keep your mouth healthy and disease-free.
Lingual braces are not for everyone.While there are many effective treatment options available for irregular, crowded, or spaced teeth, it’s always a good idea to consult with your orthodontist to find out if you are the best candidate for lingual braces treatment.
--- By Dr. Abbas I After graduating from Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), he attended the College of Physicians and Surgeons Pakistan in Lahore. He completed the postgraduate training in Orthodontics in 2019. He started his private practice and working as a General Dentist/Orthodontist since then.