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.
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.
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.