Invisible Lingual Braces

Lingual braces have the same components as conventional braces, but they’re fixed to the back of your teeth

For image-conscious teenagers, working professionals, and others who don’t want to draw extra attention to their dental work in progress, lots of nearly invisible options are available. And their popularity is growing.

Lingual braces have the same components as conventional braces, but they’re fixed to the back of your teeth, on the tongue — or lingual — side of the teeth. Because they’re behind your teeth, they’re nearly invisible.

Lingual braces have obvious advantages over labial braces. It does not compromise the esthetics since its nearly invisible. Also access for brushing on frontal surfaces is easy and thus oral hygiene maintenance is simpler. You would be able to notice the changes happening during the treatment as the front of your teeth are free of brackets. Also, lingual braces provide us with greater control and advantages in certain cases .

The only way to know for sure whether lingual braces are right for you is to consult with your orthodontist. Overall, lingual braces can correct the same kinds of alignment issues as conventional braces.

But lingual braces aren’t right for everyone.

At your first appointment, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and discuss which treatment options are mostly likely to work well for you. If you’re interested in lingual braces, talk to your orthodontist early in the process, because not all orthodontists are trained to apply them.