What are lingual braces?
Some of you may know these braces by the name ‘Secret Smile’. They are braces that are placed behind the teeth thus making them invisible. For this reason these braces are very appealing to those of you who really hate the idea, (even if they are very discreet) of having white braces on the front of your teeth. These are custom made bespoke braces that are completely out of sight.
How do they work?
Lingual braces work by placing gentle forces on your teeth encouraging them into their positions using a series of traditional and modified techniques. This brace works mainly to improve the visible smile, focusing on the six teeth at the front of the mouth.
Why this brace over others?
This brace has many benefits including:
• Speed of results due to it being quicker than any other orthodontic system;
• Improvements to facial symmetry and the aesthetics of your smile;
• No worry of staining of the brace from certain foods/drinks because it is hidden;
• Above all – the fact that the braces are invisible!
Am I suitable for lingual braces?
Lingual braces are suitable for straightening crooked teeth which require mild to moderate movement and closing gaps in-between teeth. A dentist would be able to tell whether you are suitable for these braces. Our Dentist Dr Craig Lewis has undergone further training to learn how to place these braces and provides consultations free of charge.