When it comes to orthodontic treatment (braces), the most common worry is “how will they look?”, since wires and brackets tend to be quite visible when you smile or talk. Traditional braces definitely stand out, and even tooth-colored ceramic brackets or clear plastic aligners are not quite invisible. Fortunately, there is a solution available for those worried about the cosmetic effect of braces – lingual orthodontics.
What Are Lingual Orthodontics?
Lingual orthodontics are braces that are custom-made for the shape of your mouth, and fitted on the inside of your teeth, i.e. behind them, where your tongue rests. Since they are on the inside, they can’t be seen when you talk, smile or eat, except at certain angles or at very close range. At XL Smiles Dental Clinic, we are fully equipped with the latest orthodontic technology and procedures, to help you get the perfect smile!
Procedure and Aftercare for Lingual Orthodontics
If you want lingual braces, we will first take an impression of your teeth, which will be used to create customized brackets and wires. After these are complete, we will call you in for a precise fitting where they will be cemented behind your teeth. These braces will then apply pressure to correct the position or alignment of uneven teeth.
You may need to practice speaking, swallowing and eating with them at first, till you adjust to their presence in your mouth. It’s also essential to clean your teeth very well to prevent plaque buildup, and visit us for monitoring and progress reports as recommended. Professional cleaning may be needed from time to time as well.
If you want to correct positioning or alignment problems without noticeable braces, our lingual orthodontics solutions are just what you need. Call XL Smiles Dental Clinic for an appointment now!