Find out if these types of hidden braces are right for your smile.
If you are interested in getting a straighter smile without other people noticing then you may want to strongly consider how lingual braces could be the best choice for your smile.
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces look just like traditional metal braces, as they use both brackets and wires to shift teeth; however, the braces are cemented to the back of your teeth rather than the front.
What are the benefits of lingual braces?
The biggest advantage to opting for lingual braces is that they offer a more discreet way to straighter your teeth. In fact, it’s very difficult for anyone to see your braces even when they are up close. Plus, they can be ideal for someone who plays sports or wind instruments, as they won’t get in the way or interfere with daily activities.
Are lingual braces right for me?
While lingual braces can be a great option for some patients looking to straighten their smiles, they aren’t right for everyone. Those who have small teeth or those who have severe malocclusions (e.g. overbites) will most likely not benefit from getting lingual braces.
Are there any disadvantages to getting lingual braces?
Since the brackets of lingual braces are custom-designed just for you these braces can be more expensive than traditional metal braces. Furthermore, since lingual braces are put on the back of teeth it can be harder to properly brush and remove food from between your teeth and your braces. This means it’s vital that you keep up with routine dental visits to ensure that no cavities are developing.
How do I get lingual braces?
Before you get your braces we will need to take impressions of your upper and lower teeth to send to a lab that will then fabricate your own lingual braces. This can take several weeks to complete. Once your lingual braces are finished, your Rochester Hills orthodontist will apply them to your teeth using a special dental cement.
To find out whether lingual braces are right for you, schedule an orthodontic consultation in Rochester Hills with Dr. Joseph Matievich, DDS, PLLC at Family Smiles Dental Care.