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When Are Lingual Braces the Best Option?

Posted on 2/21/2022 by Evan
When Are Lingual Braces the Best Option?There is an ever-expanding list of options for orthodontic work in our world of evolving technology—but that doesn't mean that new tech is the best answer. Teeth straightening solutions are typically broken into three categories. The best solution will depend on your lifestyle and the desire for the final product. Most people want to get straightened teeth for aesthetic appeal but are unhappy with traditional braces and do not like the options or do not qualify for invisible trays. We can turn to lingual braces in cases like this—a common but rarely seen solution for teeth straightening.

What Are Lingual Braces?

Traditional braces are placed over the front of each problem tooth, adhered there, and a wire is run from one side of the mouth to the other via those brackets. Lingual braces act in much the same way, except that they are placed behind the teeth instead of in front of them. They are able to fix the exact same problems that normal braces can fix and have the same 95% improvement rate.

Why Pick Lingual Braces Over Traditional Braces?

Lingual braces have many aspects and elements that are not available to the person with traditional style braces. For example, the placement of the brackets on the back of the teeth helps to hide the braces from strangers. This makes them a fantastic solution for people looking to straighten their teeth without it being noticed by everyone they meet. Further, people who have chosen the traditional style know that there is a risk of not properly cleaning their teeth while having the braces placed. Braces will leave scarring when they are not cleaned frequently enough or well enough. Lingual braces remove this fear since they are on the back of the teeth, but they also require frequent cleaning, and because of their position, that can be tricky without a dentist's mirror to help. For help in choosing the right orthodontic treatment for you, contact us today.

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