Lingual Braces

Look Like A Million Dollars

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth (by the tongue and palate), rather than in front, and therefore offer a great cosmetic alternative for those who want their teeth straightened, without the braces showing.

The process for lingual braces involves taking an impression of the teeth, which is then sent to a dental laboratory and used to create customized brackets. The process takes about six weeks and, once complete, allows the orthodontist to use a specific process to cement the braces onto the back surfaces of your teeth.

Like traditional braces, this product works by applying gentle yet continuous pressure on the teeth, to help them slowly shift into proper position. The treatment can take anywhere from 18-36 months, depending on the severity of a patient’s overcrowding of teeth or their bite.

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Taking Care Of Lingual Braces

Here are some useful tips for those who have lingual braces.

Brush twice a day for at least two minutes.  Use a soft round-bristle toothbrush to brush at the gumline and the teeth.

Floss daily (floss threader can also be used) or an interproximal brush (if space between the teeth is present) to remove plaque and food debris between the teeth.

Use an oral irrigation device to help flush out food debris around the brackets and teeth.  Rinse with a fluoride rinse to strengthen the teeth.

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