Lingual Orthodontics in Sammamish & Bellevue

Braces behind the teeth

Braces placed behind the teeth offer you the option of straightening your teeth behind the curtain, while eliminating the challenges that come with clear aligners.

The lingual orthodontics treatment option combines the best outcome, unparalleled experience, and use the latest technology for teens and adults.

Dr. Rooz offers esthetic orthodontic treatment for teens and adults including lingual orthodontics. He is a member of the American lingual orthodontic association. 

Lingual Braces

We offer a different approach to invisible orthodontic treatment

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Lingual Orthodontics FAQs

Are lingual braces comfortable?

It is a common, yet inaccurate, idea that lingual brackets hurt more than other appliances because they are positioned close to the tongue inside of the teeth. All orthodontic appliances require an adjustment phase including lingual orthodontic appliances. Getting used to lingual braces takes about 3-4 weeks. At Porth, we provide specific instructions and tools on how to manage this adjustment phase.

Do lingual braces affect my speech?

Perhaps a little. Lingual orthodontic braces affect speech similarly to how other appliances (such as Invisalign) do. The majority of patients find that their speech adjusts quickly, during those first 3-4 weeks, along with generally getting used to having braces.

Do lingual orthodontics cost more (than conventional braces)?

The cost of lingual orthodontic braces is higher from conventional braces or clear aligners. The lingual braces are the ultimate cosmetic approach to high quality orthodontic care rendered by a small group of orthodontics specialists. Generally speaking, the cost of treatment at Porth depends on the complexity of treatment and the patient’s goals for their treatment.

Is it harder to clean my teeth with lingual braces?

No, it is actually easier than with conventional braces! This is because you have easier access to your teeth. Additionally lingual braces completely prevent you from having white legions on the visible surfaces of your teeth, which is something that can happen with traditional braces.

Who offers lingual orthodontics?

A limited number of orthodontists offer this treatment option. Lingual orthodontics requires a very specific techical skills that both orthodontist and her team should master. This is the main reason that this is the first time that you might hear about lingual orthodontics. 

What are the main differences between metal braces and lingual appliances?

Lingual orthodontic treatment is very effective in certain type of malocclusion problems such as deep overbite compared with traditional metal braces. Various lingual techniques uses different lingual orthodontic brackets such as incognito, Aalis, suresmile smart archwire. Treatment plan and treatment time varies in these different systems. Adult patients are good candidates for these esthetic options.

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