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Discover the Hidden Benefits of Lingual Braces: Achieve a Perfectly Aligned Smile without Compromising Your Appearance

Are you unsatisfied with crooked or misaligned teeth but worried about the look of traditional braces? Look no further! Lingual braces offer a discreet alternative to conventional braces, allowing you to achieve a perfectly aligned smile without sacrificing your appearance. In this article, we will delve into the numerous advantages of lingual braces, including their inconspicuous nature and their effectiveness in straightening teeth.

What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are an orthodontic treatment where the brackets and wires are placed on the back side of the teeth, making them virtually invisible when you smile. Instead of being affixed to the front of the teeth, as with traditional braces, lingual braces are custom-made to fit the shape of your teeth, providing a discreet and effective correction.

Inconspicuous and Discreet

One of the primary benefits of lingual braces is their inconspicuous nature. Since the brackets and wires are hidden behind the teeth, they remain completely out of sight, allowing you to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your orthodontic treatment. Whether you are a working professional, a student, or simply a person who is conscious about the appearance of their smile, lingual braces offer you the freedom to enhance your teeth discreetly.

Effective Alignment and Precise Tooth Movement

Apart from being discreet, lingual braces are also highly effective at aligning teeth. The custom-made nature of lingual braces ensures that they provide precise and accurate tooth movement, resulting in a well-aligned smile. Whether you have minor misalignments or more complex orthodontic issues, lingual braces can help you achieve the desired outcome.

According to a study published in the American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, lingual braces were found to be just as effective as traditional braces in treating crowded or misaligned teeth. The study concluded that lingual braces can successfully correct various types of malocclusions while maintaining patient satisfaction and comfort.

Comfortable and Adjustable

Lingual braces are designed to be comfortable to wear and provide minimal interference with speech. The brackets and wires of lingual braces are custom-made to fit the back of your teeth, ensuring a precise and snug fit. Although a short adjustment period may be needed for your tongue to become accustomed to the braces, most patients quickly adapt without any significant discomfort.

Despite their location behind the teeth, lingual braces are still adjustable throughout the treatment process. Your orthodontist can make necessary modifications to ensure optimal tooth movement and alignment. Regular adjustments will help you progress smoothly towards your desired results.

Versatility and Treatment Options

Lingual braces offer a versatile option for a wide range of orthodontic conditions. Whether you have crowded teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, or crossbites, lingual braces can address these issues effectively. They can be used by both teenagers and adults, providing orthodontic correction for individuals of all ages.

Furthermore, some lingual braces systems, such as the GHA Professional Lingual Braces System, have innovative features that allow for efficient and predictable tooth movement. These advancements provide both patients and orthodontists with superior control and treatment outcomes.

Hygiene and Maintenance

As with any orthodontic treatment, maintaining proper oral hygiene is crucial for the success of your overall treatment. While lingual braces are positioned on the back of your teeth, regular brushing and flossing can help keep your teeth and gums healthy.

The British Orthodontic Society recommends using a small-headed toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste to clean the tooth surfaces and brackets thoroughly. It is also advisable to use interdental brushes or floss threaders to clean between the brackets and wires. Your orthodontist will provide specific instructions on how to care for your lingual braces and maintain optimal oral health.

Unlock Your Perfect Smile Today!

If you desire a straighter smile without compromising your appearance, lingual braces offer undeniable benefits. Not only are they inconspicuous, but they are also highly effective in aligning teeth. The versatility of lingual braces allows them to address various orthodontic issues, providing treatment options for individuals of all ages. With proper hygiene and maintenance, lingual braces can be a discreet and successful way to achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

Contact Wimpole Street Dental Clinic today to schedule a consultation and discover how lingual braces can transform your smile.


Created: 14/8/23

Clinically reviewed by: Prof Dr Christian Mehl

Written by: Dr Sanjana Sudarshan

About the author:

Sanjana, an accomplished Orthodontist, graduated with Honours from King’s College and excels in providing tailored treatments using diverse techniques. With a broad dental background, she manages complex conditions holistically. A passionate mentor, conference presenter, and charitable ambassador, she continuously supports the dental community.

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