While there are a number of discreet orthodontic treatments available, not all orthodontic problems can be corrected with clear braces or aligners. Lingual braces work just like traditional braces, but they are placed on the back surface of your teeth, facing the tongue. This gives you all the benefits of braces but also a very discreet treatment.
Lingual braces are nearly invisible from the outside, even from close up. They are more efficient than orthodontic aligners at correcting both tooth rotations and tooth height, and at closing the gaps caused by extractions. Additionally, any discoloration from your braces will occur on the inside areas of the tooth, where it will not be visible.
Our orthodontist will begin your treatment by taking an impression of your teeth. This impression is sent to a dental lab, where customized brackets are made for your treatment. Because lingual braces are custom made, they are more expensive than traditional braces, but they are well worth the investment. Total treatment time with lingual braces is typically 18 to 36 months.
For more information about lingual braces and to schedule a consultation with our orthodontist, please contact our office today. We are excited to help you achieve a healthy and aesthetic smile!