Lingual Braces/Hidden Braces
These are metal fixed braces that are fitted to the inside surfaces of your teeth. Although Lingual braces are made of metal, they are completely invisible to any onlookers – giving them the nickname of “hidden braces”. They provide a great solution for those that are looking for an almost completely inconspicuous type of brace system.
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Lingual braces tend to cost more than the traditional systems because of the complexities of lingual brace treatment and the additional chairside time. This higher fees are also due to the fact that they are computer-designed and custom-made for each specific tooth. They also require a special set of instruments that facilitate the best results. Lastly, they also require a specially trained orthodontist and team.
What are the drawbacks?
Since this type of brace system is on the inside of the teeth it may be quite intrusive for some people especially when talking and swallowing. For this reason, this system is quite case-specific. Your orthodontist will decide whether this system is right for you.
If you are interested in lingual braces, please speak to our specialist orthodontists during your Orthodontic Consultation, who will then advise you as to their suitability and the best way forward for you.
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