When Can I Get My [Lingual] Braces?

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The most natural gift you can bless a stranger with is a smile, and not just any smile, but a good and beautiful smile. Smiles have a unique way of making an individual more confident and happy. This type of dental braces are devices used by a dental expert or an orthodontist to straighten teeth and maintain beautiful mouths. Nowadays, this device is placed behind the teeth to ensure maximum straightening as well as concealing the braces (cosmetic advantage). Therefore, to improve your natural smile, then dental braces are the best option for you.

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Customizable devices such as lingual braces are unique and do not have to fill your mouth when using it. It is aimed to discreetly straighten your teeth and produce an amazing smile in the end. Before you end up requesting for this kind of brace, there are several things you should be aware of so that you make the right decision.

1. Best Age to Use Lingual Braces

As this type of dental brace is aimed to straighten your teeth, it is recommended that the best age for children to use them is when they are seven years old. This creates the best chance to correct misaligned teeth from an early age and schedule future treatments.  At this age, lingual braces are rarely an option but ask your ELOS provider to be sure.

When it comes to adults & teens, there is no age limit on using lingual braces. As soon as all of your adult teeth are grown in you are ready for a full phase of braces. This is when the option of braces behind your teeth comes into play. Your ELOS provider will recommend the best treatment for you and proceed to make your custom made lingual braces.

2. Cost

It is imperative to have an evaluation process done before you budget for a lingual brace set. Your preferred kind of dental brace and the length and type of your treatment and determine the total cost of your treatment. However, this entire process is relatively pocket-friendly, so you should consider getting one.


3. Various Types of Braces

There are two main types of braces: traditional (metal, gold, and ceramic) and lingual  (hidden behind your teeth) braces. Lingual-type of brace is placed behind your teeth using customized wires and brackets for each patient, while traditional braces are placed in front of your teeth.

4. Is it the Best Method?

As there are other teeth-straightening methods, lingual braces are the best method of straightening your teeth while being a completely invisible solution.  This method does not require daily removal of the dental trays/aligners and you don’t have to have the discipline to remember to change the trays every two weeks. ELOS experts recommend this type of dental brace as they are highly effective and the most cosmetic approach if you are concerned about the look of braces.

5. Any Special Cleanliness Requirements?

Just like traditional braces, you have to ensure your braces are always clean. However, it may seem a bit difficult to clean them due to their positioning, which limits your visibility. Therefore, make sure you invest in a small-sized brush and use the angles your ELOS provider will give you on brushing and flossing your teeth to make sure they are clean.

6. Any Food Restrictions?

It is important that your braces are protected at all times. This means that you should avoid crunchy or hard foods, such as popcorn & hard bread. Your ELOS provider will give you a list of foods to avoid when your lingual braces are placed. Follow their instructions closely and this will prevent any breakage.

7. Are they Painful?

With any type of braces (traditional metal, clear trays or lingual), you may experience a little discomfort. This is mostly experienced during the first few days or weeks as your mouth is adjusting to the new appliances that are in that space now.


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These are devices used by an orthodontist with a special skill set in lingual orthodontics to straighten teeth at any age. They are placed on the inside surface of your teeth. 100% customized wires and brackets specifically made for your teeth, achieve perfect results. Lingual braces are the only completely invisible solution in orthodontics which makes them perfect for anyone that wants to avoid the look of traditional braces. From high power executives to celebrities, business professionals to high-schoolers, lingual braces are the most cosmetically pleasing option to give you that superstar smile you’ve always wanted.

Getting Braces as an Adult

For adults with misaligned teeth, this type of brace is the perfect device to correct the misalignment. They are fixed behind the teeth, so nobody will notice you have them on as you continue with your presentation at work or are having a conversation. As an adult, this type of dental braces will also improve your smile, which ends up building your confidence. The braces are well hidden, so you do not have to worry if your colleagues can see them or not.

Time in Treatment

An important factor to consider when you consider using dental braces is the time in treatment. The length of time you are in braces is based on your individual case. Your orthodontist will give you a detailed report as to how long your treatment time will be and why at your consultation. To stay on track with your given treatment time (or even reduce it), you should carefully follow all of the instructions issued by your orthodontist at each visit.

It Gets Better…

Robots play an important role when it comes to ensuring you have the perfect smile. Robots create unique and customized dental braces by shaping and bending the braces according to your orthodontist’s prescription. Their high accuracy ensures you use the perfect lingual braces to achieve the best results. Additionally, robots also use CAM imaging to develop an accurate 3D print of your teeth. This helps the orthodontist carefully customize your desired smile.

Contact your ELOS member professional today to make an appointment and take advantage of expert lingual treatment.


When Can I Get My [Lingual] Braces?

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