Looking for a straighter, healthier smile?
Maybe you don’t like the idea of metal braces and have also been told clear aligners are not suitable for your condition. Now you’re thinking about what conventional metal braces will look like on you.
Don’t worry you’re not alone! Many patients are conscious about the look of metal braces.
Have you heard about lingual braces? The discreet option to metal braces that many patients have never heard about until visiting an orthodontist.
What are lingual braces
In simple terms, lingual braces are conventional metal braces that are attached to the backside of your teeth, making them practically invisible.
People generally won’t even notice the braces while you are talking or laughing.
The process and effectiveness of lingual braces is essentially the same as traditional metal braces.
Your orthodontist will take digital scans and impressions of your teeth, which will be used to create your treatment plan. These scans will assist in creating customised brackets and wires for you, that fit snugly along your dental arch to move your teeth into straighter positions.
What orthodontic issues can lingual braces fix?
Lingual braces are great at fixing most orthodontic issues, just like traditional braces are, including:
- Crooked teeth
- Open bite
Advantages of lingual braces
- Virtually invisible
- Customisation for efficiency and comfort
- Correct most bite problems
Do lingual braces hurt?
No matter what sort of braces you choose, you should expect to feel some sort of discomfort.
Most people don’t experience pain, but rather a dull ache or soreness.
You should expect to experience slight discomfort for a few days after your braces are first put on or adjusted.
Discomfort can also be caused when a bracket falls off or a wire protrudes into the soft tissue inside your mouth.
Apart from causing some discomfort, lingual braces are known to cause a temporary lisp while the tongue gets used to the brackets and wires.
How long do lingual braces take to work?
The duration of lingual braces treatment depends on your orthodontic requirements as every case is different and there are different levels of severity
However, you can expect your treatment to last between 12 to 24 months.
Get Lingual Braces in Berwick, Melbourne
At South East Orthodontics, our experienced orthodontists offer lingual braces treatment, and recommend it to patients worried about the appearance of metal braces.
If you would like to find out how we can help you achieve a straighter smile, please contact our friendly team by clicking here.