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What You Should Know About Lingual Braces

Posted on August 1, 2019

Have you heard of the lingual braces in East Pembroke? Probably not as they are lesser-known and talked-about options. However, they have practical and cosmetic advantages in comparison to alternative braces. They have some similarities with the conventional braces, but they are quite different also as they are placed on the back of the teeth instead of the front teeth where traditional braces are placed.

What Are Lingual Braces?

These braces are just like traditional ones where wires and brackets are installed in the mouth on your teeth for correcting the misalignment. However, these braces differ because they are invisible. They are placed at the back of the teeth facing the tongue. It’s gaining popularity because of its esthetic appeal.

How Lingual Braces are Placed?

The brackets are customized to fit each patient’s mouth perfectly by taking an impression of the teeth. These brackets are installed individually onto each tooth for properly correcting the misalignment. The wires connecting each bracket need some type of customization for serving each patient.

Benefits of Lingual Braces

It’s a more natural-looking treatment. For young adults and teenagers wearing traditional braces can be embarrassing. Since these braces are hidden behind the teeth, it gives patients access to the benefits of metal braces. Apart from being invisible, they are as efficient as other options.

Disadvantages to Lingual Braces

The lingual braces may create some issues for patients suffering from an extreme or deep overbite. They can also cause some difficulties with speech, especially when patients are adjusting after the placement of brackets. Some discomfort during the initial days and sores are common. However, it will subside within a few days.

Other Factors to Consider

Just like any other orthodontic option, you need to keep in mind your preference and what suits your lifestyle. You need to avoid eating hard, crunchy, and sticky food, which gets stuck behind your teeth.

Growing Interest in Lingual Braces

More and more patients are asking about these braces, which have made dental professionals consider them as an effective option for treating misaligned teeth. Contact the orthodontic professionals at Jacaranda Smiles today to schedule your orthodontic evaluation today.

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