Many patients don’t know that they can choose lingual braces as an effective and discreet option in their orthodontic treatment. When you choose lingual braces to help straighten your teeth, they aren’t attached to the front of your teeth like clear or metal braces. The brackets are attached to the back of your teeth instead. They work very similarly to metal or clear braces, but many patients like that they aren’t as visible.
Placement of Lingual Braces
When you choose lingual braces, Spilsbury Orthodontics will make an impression of your teeth and brackets are custom made in a dental laboratory to fit your specific bite. They are attached to the back side of your teeth next to your tongue on the bottom, and the palate on top. Fabrication takes about 6 weeks before they are attached to your teeth from the time of your teeth impression.
Benefits of Lingual Braces
The biggest advantage our patients see with lingual braces is the fact that they are basically invisible. These braces are extremely effective in solving complex misalignment issues, correcting rotations and closing gaps in teeth. It is also beneficial in that there is no discoloration on the front of the teeth once the brackets are removed that can be there with other options. Because of the custom fit that comes with lingual braces, they are often considered more comfortable as well.
If you are looking for a discreet way to straighten your teeth, lingual braces may be the best option for you. Call us today!
Traditional metal braces offer a lot of versatility, but they can be visually prominent, and many of our patients would prefer a more discreet option. Rather than being placed on the front of the teeth, lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, next to the tongue on the bottom arch and the palate on the top.
For your lingual braces, Dr. Darrell Spilsbury will take an impression of your teeth and send it to a dental laboratory. There, they will craft brackets to custom fit your teeth. The process takes about 6 weeks, and then our orthodontist will attach the braces to your teeth.
Lingual braces straighten your smile similarly to traditional braces, applying gentle and continuous pressure to slowly shift your teeth into position. This also allows them to resolve problems that clear plastic aligners may be ill equipped to correct, such as a twisted tooth or changing a tooth’s elevation, while still retaining an excellent degree of discretion.
Due to the customized crafting process and the increased difficulty of adjusting these braces, lingual braces are often more expensive than traditional braces. They more than compensate for this with their visual appearance, and our patients love the results!
We invite you to learn more about this treatment by calling Spilsbury Orthodontics in Henderson, Nevada, today. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you have and set up your next appointment!