The benefits of braces without the appearance of braces
The word “lingual” originates from a Latin word meaning “close to the tongue”. As a technology, lingual appliances have been around for more than 35 years and are a great option for people of any age who want the benefits of aligned teeth without the appearance of braces.
Lingual braces are used to correct misaligned teeth and bite problems, using a fixed brace that is bonded to the inner side of the teeth. This enables teeth to be moved into their correct position without having the braces in plain view.
Lingual braces differ from conventional fixed braces because they are placed behind the teeth giving invisibility with no change in facial contours. If you are considering having lingual braces fitted in London then you are welcome to visit us to see our outstanding facilities and to discuss how we can help provide a treatment plan tailored to your exact needs.
Recently lingual braces have become increasingly popular with a lot of actors and actresses who are searching for a method that won’t be as noticeable as traditional orthodontist braces. Unlike standard brackets which are mass produced, lingual braces require a custom-made bracket for each tooth.
Key Benefits of Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are located behind the teeth, making them virtually invisible. Their location also ensures that they have no impact on facial structure.
Although located on the inner side of the teeth, lingual braces essentially work in the same way as traditional bracket braces. This makes lingual braces an attractive option for patients who require substantial teeth straightening, but want their orthodontic treatment to be more discreet.
Each bracket fixed to your teeth will be custom-made, making the treatment comfortable and effective.
At your first consultation, one of our specialists will examine your teeth and you will be able to ask any questions regarding lingual braces or other treatments available for your case. Your first appointment with us should take approximately half an hour.
PLANNING YOUR TREATMENT
Once you have decided to straighten your teeth with Lingual Braces, our specialists will undertake a more detailed assessment of your dental health, which will include X-rays and pictures. This assessment will help our team in the planning your treatment.
FITTING YOUR LINGUAL BRACES
Once your treatment plan is established, we will be able to fit your braces. We will thoroughly clean your teeth to then attach the braces on your teeth. You may initially experience a slight discomfort, however this will settle quickly and you will soon forget you are wearing braces.
MONITORING YOUR LINGUAL BRACES TREATMENT
In order to monitor your treatment and make adjustments, you will need to come in for consultations regularly. Usually, we need to see our patients every 6 to 8 weeks.
GET YOUR PERFECT SMILE
Time to enjoy your perfect smile. However, since Lingual Braces are located behind your teeth, you will have already been able to do so before we remove the braces.
For more information, visit our Lingual Braces FAQs page.