What are Lingual Braces and Would They Be Suitable for Me?

Do you want a straighter smile without the visible wires and brackets of traditional braces?

Close up of open mouth with mirror reflecting the metal braces on the inside of the teeth

Lingual braces are just like conventional braces, except the brackets and wires are attached to the back of your teeth instead of the front. This makes them invisible to see, so if you are looking to straighten your teeth, but are self-conscious about the look of visible braces, this could be the best orthodontic treatment for you.

Who Are Lingual Braces Right for?

An experienced orthodontist will be able to advise you if lingual braces are the best option for you. Most people are perfect candidates for this type of treatment.

However, adults may find it a particularly attractive option as their appearance will not be altered in any way throughout the treatment – work colleagues, friends and strangers won’t even know your braces are there!

What Are the Benefits of Choosing Lingual Braces?

Like all orthodontic treatments, there are certain pros and cons to lingual braces.

Here are both the advantages and disadvantages of lingual braces, to provide you with a bit more information about the treatment when you speak to an orthodontist further.

The Pros

The number one advantage of lingual braces is that you’ll feel less self-conscious about your braces when talking to other people.

In addition, compared to the conventional kind, lingual braces don’t distort the natural contour of your lips. Your appearance will not be altered at all, overall.

As well as these advantages, lingual braces are also guaranteed to have a treatment time that is the same or less compared to front-facing braces.

The Cons

The primary disadvantage of lingual braces is their cost – they are generally approximately twice as expensive as conventional braces. This is something you will need to weigh up when you discuss your options with your orthodontist. If invisibility of your braces is important to your career, social life or just your own self-esteem, you may consider it a solid and worthy investment in the long run.

Another factor to consider when choosing lingual braces is that you may find it a little difficult to speak for a few days while you get used to them. A professional orthodontist will be able to help you adjust to your lingual braces, and provide you with information and assistance at each stage of your treatment.

Tony Weir Orthodontics offers lingual braces as one of our wide range of professional orthodontic treatments.

If you’d like to find out more about lingual braces , and if it’s the best orthodontic option for you, call (07) 3054 6763 or contact us online to book an appointment. An orthodontist will be able to provide an expert opinion and treatment plan for you, helping you achieve a more confident, beautiful smile.

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