Many adult patients are under the misconception that it’s too late to correct their orthodontic problems. However, contrary to popular belief, there aren’t any age restrictions to having orthodontic treatment. A healthy smile and straight teeth are attainable at any age, so adults with an overjet, crossbite or open bite can correct these problems with the help of an orthodontist.
After looking at your eyes, most people then shift their focus on your teeth. This goes to show why you need them white and straight as well as perfectly alighted in the mouth if you are to create a lasting impression with your acquaintances. At times, however, you don’t need your braces showing and preceding or inhibiting your smile and thus the need for lingual braces. But are they healthy for damaged and chipped tooth or do you need first to correct the broken tooth? To help understand why you need the lingual instead of traditional braces, here is a guide on the application and suitability of these dental braces.
Lingual braces are a popular option for people who want the strength of traditional braces without the metallic front show. Lingual braces are intricate corrective devices that a skilled orthodontist places on the back of the teeth instead of the front. That process creates a high level of discretion. Because of the discretion, lingual braces can be a godsend for teens and people who have customer-facing job positions.
The downside is that there may be some difficulty in speech for a few days after the patient has lingual braces placed. Here’s some additional information on the challenges that may occur with lingual braces and how you and your orthodontist can overcome the challenges when you choose a completely invisible solution in orthodontics.
A Little Historical Perspective
Braces on teeth did not begin when you or your friends were teenagers with “platinum smiles.” Today’s orthodontists come from a long history of success in adjusting teeth for beauty and practical daily function.
Disguise Your Treatment With Lingual Braces
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What are Lingual Braces. For many adults who had braces in their youth, the experience is still associated with unpleasant memories. Traditional braces can be painful, annoying and carry a social stigma. They make brushing difficult, are prone to trapping food, and may irritate the inner lining, or mucosa, of the mouth. Overall, traditional braces are an unattractive prospect for both teens and adults. Read more
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They’re all better on the inside! It may seem like a strange comparison, but the fact is, braces are always better when they’re placed on the inside surface of your teeth! Braces affixed in this manner are known as hidden braces or lingual braces. This means they are placed on the surface of your tooth facing your tongue rather than the outside of your teeth. Lately, lingual braces are becoming very popular for many good reasons. Here are just a few: Read more
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