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Lingual Braces: Correct Your Smile Invisibly

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Nobody can tell you're wearing braces.

More and more people seek the benefits of a proper bite and aligned teeth. At Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic, our patients come to us not only to improve the appearance of their smiles; our patients know that a better bite means that their teeth fit better and they’re at lower risk of potentially expensive dental treatments in the future.

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Some patients, especially the adults, opt for hidden braces – the type that are placed behind the teeth. Lingual braces offer a great cosmetic alternative for those who wish to straighten their teeth minus the "train tracks". In some complex cases, lingual braces offer far more efficiency than clear aligners.

Invented in the 1970s, lingual systems have been refined over the years. The brackets are now smaller and neater, they are more easily concealed at the back of each individual tooth and can treat almost all kinds of malocclusions.

Advantages of Lingual Braces

  • They are completely invisible so you can confidently smile through every event.
  • They are suitable for all age groups - children, teens and adults.
  • Lingual braces are an excellent system for aligning teeth while at the same time delivering improvements to your bite.
  • Because lingual braces are custom made for every individual, patients like you enjoy comfort and your orthodontist can ensure precise results by using the latest computer technology when creating the brace.
  • There are always on and always working toward your perfect smile. You'll never have to worry about remembering to put them on or remove them while eating and drinking.

Challenges of Lingual Braces

  • Lingual braces are more challenging to clean and you will need to practice excellent oral hygiene.
  • You may need to visit your dental hygienist more often for professional cleaning.
  • Like with most orthodontic appliances, you will need a few days to adjust. In the first few days you will feel some discomfort, you may feel that your new braces are a little rough. Some patients say their new braces affected their speech initially.

Hidden orthodontic treatment with braces is now a reality, and you can have a perfect smile without anyone knowing. For more details about lingual braces come visit us at Dr. Michael’s Dental Clinic today!

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