Luckly, today there are alternatives to the conventional braces. The Lingual Braces or Lingual Orthodontics, commonly referred to as the Invisible Dental Braces because it’s not visible or perceptible to the eye, is one of the latest technological innovations in dental medicine in the area of orthodontics.
Lingual Braces – What is it?
The Lingual Orthodontic Braces is very similar to its predecessor (the conventional braces), with the difference that it’s placed on the inside of the patient’s teeth and not on the outside. This small detail makes the Lingual Braces completely invisible during treatment, which is a huge advantage.
Lingual Orthodontics – Who is it for?
Lingual Braces are intended for children and adolescents, as well as adults, in the treatment and correction of various dental problems.
In what situations is the Lingual Braces used?
The Lingual Orthodontic Braces is used to correct various dental problems, namely:
- Misaligned teeth
- Bad bite
- Crowding of teeth
- Join extremely spaced teeth
Advantages of using a Lingual Braces
- Alternative to conventional dental braces
- Totally invisible
- Aesthetically more pleasant
- Facilitates hygiene of the anterior face of the teeth
- It’s braces fixed to teeth, which means that it doesn’t have to be removed for cleaning
However, there will be some precautions to be taken with this type of treatment. As the lingual appliance is placed in the inner area of the mouth, more care must be taken in cleaning this area. Likewise, this appliance is conditioned by the type of forces that can be applied to this area of the teeth, leading to an increase in the duration of the treatment.
How does the Lingual Braces work?
The operating logic of the Invisible Dental Braces is similar to other braces, however the forces are applied to the brackets placed on the lingual face of the teeth.