What Kind of Patients Are Suitable Candidates for Lingual Braces?
What Kind of Patients Make the Best Candidates for Lingual Braces? Patients who make suitable candidates for lingual braces include those whose teeth require minimal straightening, who don’t wish to wear visible wires or brackets and do not suffer from gum disease or any other issues which might impede proper treatment of an malocclusion.
Traditional braces use brackets and wires to help move teeth into their desired positions. Linguabraces use similar mechanisms but focus solely on correcting malocclusions like crowdedness, spacing issues, an open bite, overbite, underbite or other malocclusions in their work. They can even correct multiple malocclusions like an overbite.
Lingual braces are designed to fit over six or eight of your front teeth and lie beneath your tongue, so they remain undetectable. Some individuals may experience temporary soreness of their tongue as it adjusts to touching the backs of their teeth; this should pass with time. We offer special wax to cover any irritated spots.
Lingual braces offer an alternative to clear aligners that must be removed prior to eating and drinking, since they are permanent fixtures that should remain in your mouth all of the time. Lingual braces may also be an ideal solution for patients who play wind instruments or engage in contact sports that could damage metal or ceramic braces over time.
Modern lingual braces use self-ligating technology to deliver smoother and more comfortable movement of teeth. Customized brackets and wires facilitate gradual force on teeth from this unique technology.
Talk to our Orthodontists to find out more.