Before any form of dental treatment, oral hygiene should be of the highest standard. Orthodontics is a corrective option for people with misaligned, crooked, and overcrowded teeth. The Elite Lingual Orthodontic Study Club (ELOS) is a team of orthodontists with expertise in all types of braces and an extra specialty in lingual and can help you find the best option for you!
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
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
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
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.
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
Lingual braces, or braces that are placed on the inside of your teeth, are as effective as traditional braces and have the advantage of being much more discreet. Read more
Not all braces are created equally, nor do they all require a mouthful of metal. Lingual braces are one option that is well-suited to those looking for a discreet method for straightening their smile. The following are a few things you should know as you determine whether these are the right choice for you. Read more