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Can You Get Braces Behind Teeth?

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If you are not happy with the way your teeth are positioned, you may be looking for an orthodontic solution to treat them. Braces are a effective and efficient way to straighten teeth as they can gradually manipulate the roots and crowns into a straight position. How long it takes to correct your teeth will be very dependant on your exact circumstances and what exactly is required. Every case will be different and there is no standard length of treatment for everyone.

One of the most exciting and modern ways to correct teeth is through the use of lingual braces. These are braces that are fitted to the backs of your teeth and will be very discrete as no one will even know you are in treatment. They provide the best of both worlds in terms of discreteness and efficiency of having a fixed brace.

Am I Suitable For Lingual Braces?

When it comes to straightening your teeth, there can be a number of complaints that may need to be addressed to get you from unstraight teeth, to straight teeth. Some systems have been developed to treat particular issues that may be occurring. Because of this, we offer free consultations so we can asses your teeth to identify which will be the most effective and efficient system to treat your teeth.

How Much Are Lingual Braces?

The cost of your treatment will depend on how severe your teeth are. If you have quite a severe case that will take longer to treat, the associated costs will be higher. If its both the upper and lower arches that need treating, then again the costs will be higher. To get an accurate treatment plan outlining all the costs to correct your teeth, please do not hesitate to book your free consultation today.

Lingual Braces Review

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Lingual braces are a very discrete and effective way to straighten your teeth. They are a fixed brace, but they are fixed to the backs of your teeth, so no one will know you are even having treatment (unless you tell them!).

Why Would You Want Lingual Braces?

With modern advances in dentistry and how society is progressing, discrete and cosmetic treatments are become more popular, as people are more self aware of their looks and how they are perceived by other people. Having crooked or uneven teeth can be an upsetting position to find your self in. But having them straightened with a more obvious metal brace may not be the ideal solution for you.

The Lingual brace was developed with patients aesthetics in mind. This brace won’t compromise your looks during treatment as it is completely invisible behind the backs of your teeth. As well as being invisible, it offers more efficiency when straightening your teeth compared to removable aligners (such as Invisalign). The reason being is because it is a fixed brace, which is easier to manipulate your teeth compared to removable appliances.

Am I Suitable For Lingual Braces?

When it comes to braces, there is no one size fits all approach. Each system has been designed with specific scenarios and tooth movement in mind. What this means is the most suitable brace for you can vary from patient to patient. We offer free consultations so we can meet and discuss with you what you are trying to achieve. Its not only important to identify the most suitable brace for you, but also the type of lifestyle you have so the brace will be accommodating for you.

To find out more information, please do not hesitate to call us and book your free consultation today.

Can You Have a Lingual Brace and a Normal Brace At The Same Time?

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It is quite common that your upper and lower arch may require different types of braces to meet your needs. In these instances, it is possible to have for example lingual braces on the upper arch and 6 month smiles on the lower (or vice versa). You wouldn’t need to have both types of braces on the same arch of teeth as it would be counter productive for each of the brace trying to correct your teeth.

Which Combination of Braces Would Meet My Needs?

This is very much case dependent as it does solely depend on what severity and situation your upper and lower teeth are in. At the free consultation one of our experienced orthodontic dentists will examine both arches to asses which options will be the most suitable to meet your needs. We are able to offer an extensive range of orthodontic treatments that enables us to treat many different types of teeth correctional needs.

Why Would I Need Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are quite different to traditional metal braces that are fixed on the fronts of the teeth. They are 100% hidden as they are bonded to the backs of the teeth. They use gentle forces to correctly align the patients teeth over a period of time. The treatment is designed to treat the front (visible) teeth of either the upper or lower arch. If more severe structural changes in the jaw is needed then a more suitable option may be damon braces.

Why Would I Need 6 Month Smiles?

We have had quite a few of our patients in the past who have had a combination of lingual braces and 6 month braces to achieve their teeth straightening needs. 6 month smiles are a cosmetic brace that have been designed to correct the teeth cosmetically. What this means is that it focuses on the visible part of the teeth rather than the roots and crown of the tooth. This means much quicker treatment times than other options. This is a fixed option on the fronts of your teeth. The braces can either be metal or clear ceramic to meet your needs.

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If you are looking into straightening your teeth but you are not sure which option will be the most suitable for you, please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.

How Effective Are Lingual Braces?

If you need to have braces fitted to your teeth to correct misalignment, there are several different options which the dentist could offer you. One alternative which is very popular with patients is the lingual brace. This is different from other styles of braces, as they are fitted to the backs of each tooth, rather than the front. This means that your braces are invisible to other people, which makes them perfect for adults who need to have teeth straightened, since it can do the job you require without any problems at all. A couple of the popular systems we offer are called ‘incognito‘ and STB braces. While they are a very popular choice with adults due to their invisibility, you may be concerned about their effectiveness, rather than concealment.

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How Do Lingual Braces Work?

The key to the effectiveness of your braces lies in how they manipulate your teeth into their new position. Lingual braces are positioned with the brackets on the opposite side of the tooth, and this means that they have to gently push and pull the teeth in completely different ways to get the right movement for your jawline. Lingual braces bond to the backs of teeth in exactly the same way as normal braces do to the front, gently pulling the teeth into the correct position. This means that they can be used as an alternative to standard braces, while you experience the benefit of having braces that can’t be seen.

Are They Really Effective?

Many adults are conscious of having braces, and so lingual braces can benefit them by allowing the patients to wear them continuously, every day, for as long as they are needed. This makes them more effective than some of the removable braces, for example, which can be taken out for a period of time and does require dedicated patient compliance to not prolong treatment time.

Lingual braces tend to be more effective than the clear tray aligners as they are a fixed solution. If you are interested in finding out more or to see if you are a suitable candidate, please do not hesitate to call us to arrange your free consultation.

How Much Do Braces That Are Behind Your Teeth Cost?

Lingual braces are a modern orthodontic treatments for misaligned teeth. Unlike the traditional braces which fit at the front of the mouth and can clearly be seen by anyone talking to you, lingual braces sit behind the teeth, close to the tongue, and are hidden away from view. Although they are positioned differently, the brackets which move the teeth are connected in the same way, so they provide similar gentle force and compression where you need it, pushing the teeth into their correct position. Before you do have any braces fitted to your teeth, we will see you first for a free consultation to discuss the most suitable options and give you an accurate price to achieve your goals.

Are Lingual Braces More Expensive?

As they are a relatively new technology (with higher costs), and they require more skill to fit and position, most dentists will charge more to put these braces in place than the standard metal versions on the fronts of your teeth. However, most adults tend to choose braces which are different from the traditional versions, sometimes choosing invisible brackets, sometimes turning to a brand such as Invisalign which offers an alternative to the standard brace fitting. These types of braces also cost more, and so lingual braces can be as affordable as non-standard braces.

How Much Can I Expect To Pay For Lingual Braces?

The cost of your treatment will depend on how severe your case is. If you have a very complex case which will take longer to treat, the treatment cost will be higher. Lingual braces are still a relatively new modern brace on the market, and as a result they have higher costs associated with them to make – they also require a higher degree of skill to place on the backs of teeth.

We offer free consultations so we can examine your case and give you an accurate treatment plan with associated costs and time frames. There may be multiple options to meet your needs and we will always discuss these with you so you have all the information before you decide to go ahead with any treatment. Please do not hesitate to call us today and book your free consultation.

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By Dr Gursh Bajwa

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