What Are Lingual Braces and How They Help You Get a Beautiful Smile

Lingual Braces

Are you thinking of getting orthodontics treatment for your misaligned teeth? But don’t want to wear attention-seeking traditional metal braces for months? Don’t worry. There are approximately 4 billion people like you in Canada and the USA.

Lingual braces are a blessing. They will solve your problem without the hassle of visible braces.

What are Lingual Braces?

They work like traditional metal braces. They are also fitted with the help of brackets, elastic bands, and wires. The only difference is that they are inside braces! They are mounted behind your teeth to align them. A unique set of braces behind teeth is made for every patient. So they work for you while being invisible to other people. That makes it ideal for young students and professionals.

The Placement of Lingual Braces

The process starts by placing your teeth inside a mold. A customized set of lingual braces is created from that mold in the laboratory. Each bracket is constructed separately for perfection. Fitting at the back of the teeth is more challenging than the front. Thus the experts do this process meticulously. They might call you for multiple visits to check the progress.

What are the Advantages of Lingual Braces?

The most significant advantage of Lingual braces is their Invisibility!! You can eat, laugh, or speak without being cautious as the braces are not prominently visible. Because of that reason, inside braces are more popular amongst youngsters.

Another advantage is that they are created individually for each patient. Therefore they are always a perfect fit. They offer better control because of being metal braces behind teeth.

The risk factor with Lingual braces, especially if you play contact sports or a wind instrument? Unlike traditional metal braces, you need not keep your activities toa halt. Because, in the case of lingual braces, the metal is placed behind the teeth.

Some Minor Cons of Lingual Braces

Like any other braces, you will need some time to adjust with lingual braces. You will feel a little discomfort with your tong in the beginning. However,you will get habitual to it in some time.

The primary concern here is the cost of inside braces. They might cost you as twice as the traditional metal braces. The exact cost will depend on the severity of your misalignment, Orthodontics, and treatment duration. Yet, there are cases where your looks are more important for your confidence level or career success. You might want to keep your treatment discreet. In such cases,it is worth investing money in.

Who Can Get Lingual Braces?

Mostly, everyone qualifies for this treatment though there are certain exceptions.

It is not always suitable for kids because their teeth are usually of smaller size. An optimum length of teeth is required for getting lingual braces. People suffering from a significant vertical overbite are also not the perfect fit for inside braces. A vertically deep overbite makes it difficult to put the braces behind teeth.

Dental Hygiene While on Lingual Braces

With all kinds of braces, you need to brush your teeth more. The food can get stuck in the wires or brackets. It can eventually develop plaque and bacteria.

Always clean your teeth with a narrow tip toothbrush. Don’t forget the back of your teeth as you have braces behind teeth.

Visit your nearest Putnam Orthodontics to start your lingual braces treatment and surprise everyone with your beautiful smile. Keep them wondering when did you get your treatment done!

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Dr. Satish Pai

Dr. Satish Pai – an Ivy League trained dentist and a faculty at Columbia University, believes that a perfect smile not only makes a person look great but feel great while boosting confidence.  As the founder of Putnam Orthodontics, he is dedicated to not only creating perfect smiles for his patients but also educating people with his engaging articles about all things related to a perfect smile and oral health. Spending time with his family always brings a smile on his face. 

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