Discreet, highly effective lingual braces fitted to the inside of the teeth.
Unlike conventional braces, adult lingual braces are fitted to the inside of the teeth so they remain largely invisible when you are smiling. They deliver outstanding control over tooth movement, with complete invisibility and no “metal-mouth”. Lingual braces are an excellent choice for patients who want to enjoy the benefits of teeth realignment without visible signs that a brace has been fitted.
The treatment process is straightforward. Beginning with an appointment here at our practice here in Kensington, we will take precise measurements and explain how your treatment will work. Your lingual braces will then be custom-made and fitted at a return appointment.
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Is It Time For Adult Lingual Braces?
Are you concerned about the appearance of your smile? Do you feel it has begun to impact your personal life or your professional career? Are you concerned about cavities and gum disease?
If so, the options offered at Moira Wong Orthodontics will provide a host of benefits. One popular concept involves adult lingual braces. What are the differences between lingual braces and traditional metal braces? What benefits can they offer adults? Let’s take a look at these questions so that you can make an informed decision when the time is right.
What is the Principle Behind this Type of Adult Orthodontics?
Lingual braces function in a very similar manner to traditional braces. The main difference is that the wires and brackets are placed on the back of the teeth. So, they are much less visible to the naked eye. This is often preferred by adults who would otherwise compromise their natural appearance (such as smiling for a photo or during professional meetings).
As the adjustments made to lingual braces tend to be smaller, they may have to be worn longer in order to achieve the desired results. However, this will be determined during your initial visit to Moira Wong Orthodontics.
What are the Benefits of Lingual Braces?
As mentioned within the previous section, the main advantage of lingual braces is the fact that they are not as visible as traditional metallic front-mounted braces. The treatment itself is completely straightforward and similar in many ways to normal braces. Thus, patients will not experience any excessive level of discomfort.
Another advantage attributable to lingual braces is that the fronts of the teeth are much easier to clean. Thus, the chances of stains or cavities are slightly reduced.
How are Adult Lingual Braces Installed?
Professionals at Moira Wong Orthodontics will first take photographs and x-rays of the teeth. Depending upon the orientation of the teeth, it could be necessary to perform preliminary steps such as removing impacted or crowded wisdom teeth. Of course, these factors are all determined during an initial consultation with our staff.
When you’re ready to get lingual braces, we will first create a mould based around your x-ray images. The mould is used to determine where the brackets will be placed in order to offer as much comfort as possible. Once the brackets have been installed, the wires and any necessary elastics are put in place. Adjustments will likewise be performed from time to time.
What do You Need to Take Into Account?
Much like traditional braces, this type of adult orthodontics will require attention to everyday oral care such as regularly brushing and flossing. Adopting the correct habits will help to prevent cavities from forming or experiencing any issues with your gum line.
It is also wise to avoid specific foods which are high in sugar or are known to stick to the teeth. As the braces are located in the rear, particularly care should be taken so that no food particles accumulate around the brackets or underneath the wires.
Let’s Talk About Adult Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are great choices for adults due to the fact that they are much less visible and yet they are still able to achieve the same results as standard braces over time.
Do you have additional questions or concerns? Would you like to learn more about how lingual braces could change the entire appearance of your smile? If so, please contact us at Moira Wong Orthodontics. We will be happy to provide you with in-depth details as well as to schedule a consultation at your convenience.