Orthodontists now use various appliances to build a new smile. Limited orthodontic practices are offering braces that are placed on the back of your teeth. These braces are called lingual or invisible braces.
A confident beautiful smile along with straight teeth for fantastic oral hygiene are the main reason patients seeking orthodontic care. Lingual orthodontics is a special approach to orthodontics that only limited orthodontic offices provide. Learn more if you are a good candidate for lingual braces.
Lingual orthodontist specialist
Dr. Rooz is among a small group of orthodontists that offer braces behind the teeth to his patient. He is a clinical assistant professor of orthodontics at the University of Washington and a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics. At PORT, we offer free consultation when you can learn about your orthodontic needs and post treatment requirements like retainers. Our complimentary consultation takes about 1 hour where we discuss everything lingual braces including the cost of lingual braces.
Lingual braces are often more expensive than regular braces or clear aligners aka Invisalign. Click to learn more about lingual braces cost.
No, lingual braces are often require the same amount of time compare to traditional braces when it comes to treatment time. Comparing lingual braces vs Invisalign, lingual braces can be faster if the compliance with aligner wear is minimum. Certain treatment plans like deepbite is faster by lingual braces based on how they work.
Lingual braces are a fantastic esthetic option. It is a better option for a good candidate patient who is interested in hidden braces.
There is a 4 weeks of getting used to braces in the back of the teeth. This phase of discomfort from the orthodontic appliances is the same in most treatment options like aligners, clear braces, or metal brackets.
Lingual braces with smartwires are extremally efficient in moving crooked teeth. There are many types of braces and clear aligners.
For certain tooth movement like fixing deep overbite, lingual braces are quicker than Invisalign or traditional metal braces.
Lingual braces like traditional braces need an emergency office visit for repair. While the lingual brackets are broken, you need a special home care kit including gishy goo to help you mange the broken appliance.
Cleaning lingual braces are one of the main challenges with lingual orthodontics. Lingual braces like other orthodontic appliances can cause lisp.
Treatment time is often the same for various appliances like lingual braces which are placed on the tongue side or Invisalign.
There are various lingual orthodontic appliances. Examples are inbraces, incognito, suresmile, or Brius. Some of these lingual archwires are customized.