Lingual Braces

lingual braces

These are the ultimate in brace concealing technology. They are placed on the backs of your teeth so nobody will even see that you have them on, unless they get an up close and personal look at the inside of your mouth.Usually, lingual brackets are made of metal.

Orthodontists need special training to be able to treat patients with lingual braces. Therefore, not every orthodontist provides them.

Drawbacks of lingual braces

  • They tend to hurt your tongue and make it difficult to speak at first.
  • More expensive than traditional metal, because treatment is specialized.
  • Treatment may be longer than traditional braces.
  • Not every orthodontist does lingual treatment.
  • lingual treatment may not be applicable for all types of cases.