Lingual braces are an anesthetic option for patients who don’t want to wear traditional braces or when Invisalign® and clear aligners are not an option. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth. Lingual braces have the unique prescription that Dr. Woolfson and Dr. Dubiner create for you, built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With lingual braces, you get efficient tooth movement with great esthetics.
Advantages to lingual braces include:
- Complete discretion – they are placed behind your teeth, so no one even has to know you’re in braces
- Highly accurate treatment results because they are created just for you
- Avoid injury to your lips or mouth due to sports or an accident
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces are metal braces, but with a big twist. Rather than being visible to the entire world, lingual braces are placed on the lingual, or tongue, side of the teeth. That means no one will even know you have braces because they are completely hidden.
Are lingual braces effective?
Your orthodontist designed your lingual braces just for you, down to the exact placement of the brackets. Using 3D guided robotics, lingual braces can produce highly accurate treatment results.
Are there disadvantages to lingual braces?
When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are always some adjustments to be made while you are getting used to everything. Wearing lingual braces is no different. Because of their placement, it can take a bit of time to get used to having the braces in your mouth. Your speech may be impeded a bit in the beginning as your tongue is getting used to the brackets and wires. You will also have to pay close attention to your oral care routine – since the brackets and wires are behind your teeth, the extra focus will be needed to make sure you’ve cleaned your teeth thoroughly.
Are lingual braces right for me?
Lingual braces are an excellent tooth straightening option for many patients. To determine if you may benefit from lingual braces, schedule a consultation at our office Dr. Dubiner and Dr. Woolfson can explain the benefits of lingual braces and determine if they may be the right option for you.