What are lingual braces?

lingual braces

When it comes to straightening your teeth, there are many options available. For adult patients, visible braces can be impractical and unsightly for professional workplaces and everyday life. That’s why South East Orthodontics offers discreet solutions for your orthodontic needs. One such solution is lingual braces, which combine the efficiency of traditional braces with the convenience of non-visibility.

How do lingual braces work?

Lingual braces run along the inside surface of your teeth to ensure discretion, whilst maintaining accurate and successful results. Lingual braces are able to treat more complex cases without the use of visible brackets. At South East Orthodontics we offer both Incognito and suresmile lingual braces.

Reasons to consider lingual braces

There are a number of reasons to consider lingual braces for your orthodontic treatment. These reasons include:

  • Discretion – As they are attached to the backs of your teeth, lingual braces allow you to carry on with your life without the visible impact of traditional braces. For people in professional workplaces where visible braces may be impractical, this is an ideal solution.
  • Custom made – Lingual braces are custom created to exactly suit your mouth. While you may experience some discomfort at first while your tongue gets used to the fixtures, you’ll soon get used to this and you’ll never have to worry about catching the insides of your lips and cheeks.
  • Plans – With the technology available through computers and robotics, you will be able to preview your final smile well before your treatment is complete.
  • Beautiful straight teeth – Last but certainly not least of course, lingual braces can provide you with the straighter smile you’ve been dreaming of.

Are lingual braces suitable for everyone?

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there is no one-size-fits-all treatment. Each and every person is unique, and will have their own individual set of circumstances which must be carefully examined and weighed up by an orthodontist to ensure the right treatment and the best long-term results. While lingual braces are able to treat far more complex cases than invisible aligners can, in some circumstances they won’t be the best option. Our highly trained orthodontists have years of expertise to help you ensure you get the right treatment.

Lingual braces treatment

Your first appointment with your orthodontist will involve an in-depth discussion about lingual braces and your individual treatment plan. It’s at this time that we thoroughly encourage you to ask any questions or bring up any concerns that you may have about the treatment. Our staff strive to put your orthodontic needs as their priority, so they will be more than happy to discuss these topics with you.

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1564 Malvern Road,
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Available for all treatments with Dr Kip Homewood once every month on a Wednesday from 1.30pm to 6.30pm. Please contact our Berwick practice to make an appointment or enquiry.

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