Lingual “Invisible” Braces
What are Lingual Braces?
What are the Advantages of Lingual Braces?
What to Expect When You Have Lingual Braces?
Treatment can be more expensive than conventional fixed braces because the brackets may need to be adjusted and require longer to fit. The braces can take a little longer to thoroughly clean because they are on the inner surfaces of teeth, but there are special tools to help you clean these braces more easily. Initially, lingual braces can cause a lisp as your tongue normally touches the inner tooth surfaces to form specific sounds. Your tongue may become sore as it touches the braces until you get used to them. However, your speech will quickly adapt, and the braces will soon feel more comfortable as you become accustomed to your lingual braces.
Lingual braces are not suitable for everyone as they could interfere with the way your teeth bite together and could lead to the brackets popping off your teeth frequently. If you have significant bite problems, conventional braces may be a better solution.
The thought of having nearly invisible braces is appealing for people with careers requiring them to meet with clients or other professionals regularly and who dislike the thought of more visible braces. The option will also appeal to image-conscious adolescents and teens.