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Lingual braces

Are you on the hunt for a magical orthodontic treatment, which straightens the teeth in secret? If so, look no further than lingual braces! Lingual braces are very similar to traditional fixed braces, they have one crucial difference: they are secured to the back of the teeth, rather than the front. This means that you can go about your daily business during the treatment process without anyone even knowing that you have a brace.

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The benefits of lingual braces

Lingual braces offer the reliability and stability of conventional fixed braces with one key bonus: invisibility. When you have lingual braces, you don’t need to worry about what other people think because they won’t be able to see your braces when you speak or smile. Lingual braces provide you with confidence, and they can also have benefits for those who are keen to avoid visible braces for professional reasons.
Lingual braces are often chosen due to their invisible aesthetics, but they offer a raft of other benefits. These include:

Bespoke braces Every bracket is individually crafted for a completely bespoke brace.
Results Lingual braces are proven to deliver incredible results.
Fuss-free The treatment process for lingual braces is very simple. Once the braces have been fitted, all you need to do is keep them clean and see your dentist every few weeks so that they can check your progress.
Versatile Lingual braces are ideally suited to most patients, as they are capable of bringing about a significant amount of movement.

The treatment process

Before you begin treatment, you’ll have a consultation with our dentist, and they will provide you with information about lingual braces, how they work, and how they could benefit you. Our dentist will create a personalised treatment plan, and they will make impressions of your teeth, which will be used to fabricate your bespoke brackets. When your brace is ready, the dentist will carefully fit each bracket individually, and then thread the arch-wire through.

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FAQs

Lingual braces are slightly smaller and finer than traditional braces, which reduces the risk of friction between the brackets and tongue, but there is a chance that you might find your braces slightly uncomfortable for a few days after they are fitted. You can take over the counter pain relief medication to ease pain.

It can take a little time to get used to wearing lingual braces, and you may find that your speech is slightly different for the first couple of days. It’s a good idea to practice reading aloud and talking so that you get used to speaking with your new braces.

Treatment times vary according to how much movement is required. Minor cases can be completed in 3-6 months, while more complicated cases may take up to 18-24 months.

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