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Lingual System Braces

Lingual braces on dental mirror inside a womans mouthApproximately four million people a year seek orthodontic care to correct issues with misaligned teeth. Now due to new dental technology, there are a variety of different orthodontic appliances which can be utilized throughout treatment. One of those treatments available is known as lingual braces.

Understanding Lingual Braces

The basic idea of lingual braces is that they are flipped — instead of braces that wrap around the outside face of your teeth, they curve around the inside of your teeth, toward your tongue. Lingual braces still work on the principle of gentle force, gradually helping your teeth correct themselves, but rather than pushing your teeth they are pulling your teeth.

The Benefits of Lingual Braces

The primary benefit of lingual braces is that they offer something that no other "invisible" orthodontic option offers — namely that they are actually invisible. Not even Invisalign is as undetectable as lingual braces. And unlike both Invisalign and ceramic braces, lingual braces are just as tough, meaning that they are a viable option even for patients with severe or complex orthodontic issues. In fact, some lingual braces are actually better than the alternatives at fixing your teeth thanks to sophisticated software that can create the appliance based on the unique contours of your teeth and mouth.

Disadvantages of Lingual Braces

Unfortunately, lingual braces do come with some downsides. For one, lingual braces are known to interfere with speech. Many people will experience a temporary lisp after getting them attached, and the braces may irritate your tongue until you learn how to adjust to the new presence of wires and brackets behind your teeth. Most patients will quickly adjust to these changes, but younger patients may need an option that does not hinder their speech development.

Lingual braces are also not the cheapest orthodontic choice. They are tricky to place, and computer-guided lingual braces can be even more expensive.

Can Lingual Braces Help You?

Lingual braces can help you if you have been seeking an inconspicuous orthodontic treatment but are unimpressed with options like ceramic braces or Invisalign.
Perhaps you are an athlete concerned about the fragility of ceramic braces, or maybe you have extensive orthodontic problems that cannot be solved by other options.

Lingual braces may not be able to help you if your teeth are naturally smaller or if you are on the younger side, as their rear-facing attachment necessitates teeth of a certain height.

What to Expect While Wearing Lingual Braces

Getting your lingual braces attached will take longer than getting metal or ceramic braces put in place. Additionally, not all orthodontists are qualified to perform a lingual braces procedure, as the added complexity requires an expert hand.

Do You Want to Know More About Lingual Braces?

At Roncone Orthodontics we love talking about braces. To chat with us all about lingual braces, as well as the rest of our orthodontic options, give us a call today at (951) 595-8291.
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