WHAT IS LINGUAL ORTHODONTICS?
Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth (by the tongue and palate), rather than in front, and therefore offer a great cosmetic alternative for those who want their teeth straightened, without the braces showing. It is one of the latest innovation in orthodontic treatment options. Lingual brackets are not visible even during a smile or speech. In lingual orthodontics, brackets will contact the tongue, and therefore the adaptation of lingual brackets will be longer compared to the conventional brackets.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE?
The process for lingual braces involves taking an impression of the teeth, which is then sent to a dental laboratory and used to create customized brackets. The process takes about six weeks and, once complete, allows the orthodontist to use a specific process to cement the braces onto the back surfaces of your teeth. Self-ligating lingual brackets may be used depending on the case.
DOES THE TREATMENT TIME DIFFER THAN CONVENTIONAL TREATMENT?
Like traditional braces, this product works by applying gentle yet continuous pressure on the teeth, to help them slowly shift into proper position. The treatment can take anywhere from 18-36 months, depending on the severity of a patient’s overcrowding of teeth or their bite. The treatment time might be longer compared to conventional bracket treatment.
WHAT IS THE FEE OF LINGUAL TREATMENT?
Lingual braces have special requirements. Because they’re custom made, they cost a bit more.. For more information you can contact our clinic.