When appropriate, lingual braces (also known as hidden braces) can produce accurate, predictable results when it comes to achieving a healthy smile.
Sitting on the inside of the teeth, these fixed lingual appliances are popular with adult patients and are one of the most effective invisible treatments available.
As opposed to traditional braces, these braces sit behind the teeth rather than in front. This keeps them completely disguised while you straighten your smile.
Along with the positive, there are a few factors to keep in mind if you are considering lingual braces:
- While being hidden from view is great for appearances, it can be difficult to accurately clean lingual braces — regular and precise oral hygiene is crucial
- Treatment with lingual braces can take a bit longer to get accustomed to than traditional braces
What Is the Treatment Process for Lingual Braces?
The treatment process varies based on each specific case. At your initial consult, a detailed treatment plan will be determined so you know exactly what to expect.
Using precise impressions of your teeth, custom lingual braces are created to fit your teeth exactly.
Once your lingual braces are received, we will proceed with fixing the custom lingual braces to the back of your teeth. From there, regular appointments will be needed to monitor your progress.
How Long Do I Have To Wear Lingual Braces For?
The total time required to wear lingual braces will depend on your specific treatment goals. A consultation will determine how long the treatment process will last.
Do Lingual Braces Hurt?
As with all fixed appliances, some soreness and discomfort are to be expected as your mouth adjusts to lingual treatments. We will provide you with guidance on how to minimise any discomfort and properly care for your braces.
Do Hidden Braces Cost More Than Traditional Braces?
Due to the customisation needed to fit your mouth, lingual braces tend to cost more than standard braces.
In many cases, if your insurance company covers traditional braces, they will likely cover traditional braces. However, it is always best to check with your insurance company prior to treatment.
Do You Have Additional Questions About Hidden Braces?
If you have more questions on lingual braces and whether they might be a good option for you, please feel free to contact us. We will explain the process, answer any questions, and set up a consultation to get you on your way to a straighter, healthier smile.