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Do Lingual Braces Cause Difficulty in [Speech]?

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.

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Where Do Lingual Braces Fit In With [Today’s] Orthodontist?

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.

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Disguise Your Treatment With [Lingual Braces]

Disguise Your Treatment With Lingual Braces

When we think of getting our teeth straightened, a full mouth of metal comes to mind. This is because for years that was the most effective way to achieve straight teeth. Wearing braces meant having to grin and bear noticeable metal brackets and wires throughout the duration of your treatment. Fortunately, those days are over.  Read more

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What are Lingual Braces? [Facts and Myths]

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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An Orthodontic Revolution Is Here

Orthodontic braces have been given a hard time over the years and not without good reason. Despite the fact that they continue to do a great job of straightening teeth, many teenagers tremble when their orthodontist suggests braces. Read more

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Lingual Braces – Why Inside is Better than Outside

What do cherry pie, piñatas, and braces have in common?

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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Lingual Braces Discover The Amazing Truth

Once upon a time, if you needed braces, you only had one option – the sort that tended to get kids called “metal mouth.” Made from metal, attached to the teeth and glaringly obvious, many people avoided this treatment despite its benefits for all ages. Advances in orthodontia mean that today you have multiple options, one of which is lingual braces. Read more

Lingual or Invisalign Braces Checklist 2017

Decades ago, the only way to achieve straight teeth was to undergo a straightening treatment using traditional metal braces that rely on brackets and wires to gradually pull teeth into alignment. Today, however, we have more discreet and convenient straightening methods that can be performed by most orthodontic specialists. Read more

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Lingual Braces and the Role of Orthodontic Robots

A New Form of Invisible Braces Made Possible by Robotic technology

Custom lingual braces are one of the newest forms of braces available today.  Similar to Invisalign and clear ceramic braces, they fall into the category of Invisible Braces. They are clearly the most invisible option on the market today.  The growth of robotic technology has not overlooked the world of dentistry. Neither has the growth of CAD/CAM imaging technology or 3D printing.  The creation of custom lingual braces uses all three.

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The Sublime Subtlety of Lingual Braces 2017

There are a few options available that make braces less noticeable. However, there is only one type of truly invisible braces: lingual braces. Due to the many recent advances in orthodontics, patients now have the option to choose lingual braces. Lingual braces cannot be seen by others as they are completely hidden and placed behind the teeth.  Read more