Lingual Braces

Available at our Brisbane Practice

What Are They?

(also known as Incognito Braces or Hidden Braces)

Technology has brought diversity in orthodontic treatments. There are various treatment options now available and one of those options is lingual braces. Lingual braces adhere to the back of your teeth (the lingual or tongue side) instead of the front of the teeth making them practically invisible.

What sets these apart from the traditional metal braces? 

What sets lingual braces apart from the traditional metal braces is in their placement on the back of the teeth. Lingual braces are virtually invisible, and that’s the main reason to be the choice for eligible patients. This is the reason that these braces are being increasingly used for adult orthodontics. Lingual braces are an orthodontic option with practical and cosmetic advantages over alternative braces. Their positioning provides some differences with respect to comfort, fit and ability to be discreet

Come and experience the difference for yourself & schedule a consultation for you or your child with the gentle team at Excellence in Dentistry

Social braces is a partial orthodontic option that addresses the issues of the aesthetic zone, in simple words: the front of the mouth

How Lingual Braces are Placed?

The position of brackets used with lingual braces are customized to fit each patient’s mouth perfectly. Using a scan of the teeth, they are installed onto each individual tooth to properly correct misalignments. Similarly, the wires connecting each bracket are customized to serve each patient best.

A perfect fit is essential when it comes to installing lingual braces as the brackets and wires are more challenging to place. The backs of the teeth are difficult to access and have much less room for the dentist to work. In order to properly position the lingual braces, all the brackets are cemented on the teeth at the same time with a customized tray holding them in place.

Are Lingual Braces Right for You?

You are a good candidate for lingual braces if

      1. You want the least visible orthodontic treatment.
      2. You just want to enhance your smile and not your bite.
      3. If you have mild to moderate crowding at the front of your mouth.
      4. You onle have crowding or spacing in one jaw that needs addressing.

 Whether you are a teenager who worries about peer pressure or an adult that is looking for a more discreet option for getting a perfectly aligned smile, lingual braces are a way to get this done.

Our dentists at Excellence in Dentistry can inform you about the pros and cons of each treatment option as well as advice on which will get the best results for your particular situation.

The Social 6 or 8 For Front Teeth

Have you always hated that one crooked front tooth which pops out when you smile? Or those annoying overlapping teeth which seem to be getting worse with time? If that’s the case and you don’t feel there’s any issues with your back teeth and you don’t want to go through complete Orthodontic treatment, then Social or Lingual braces are the best option for you.

Excellence In Dentistry are a leading Brisbane dentist that offer Social  or Lingual braces which are a discreet, efficient and speedy alternative to normal braces for fixing “out of line” front teeth.

The STB social 6-8 represents an excellent alternative to traditional braces that delivers outstanding results. Also, the treatment time is typically only 4 to 6 months.

The social 6-8 system includes six or 8 tiny braces that are glued to the inside of your teeth, making them absolutely invisible. They also use one or two orthodontic wires to move and align teeth.

Benefits of the social 6 or 8

The social 6 system has a number of benefits if you are looking for a fast way to improve the aesthetics of your smile. Some of the benefits of the social 6 system are:

Quality
Most minor to moderate front teeth crowding or spacing are treatable with maximum control and no compliance issues. Best of all the treatment will provide optimal results.

Speed
Thanks to the brilliant design of the brackets, treatment time is accelerated. In most cases treatment is finished in 4 to 6 months.

Comfort
Brackets feature a 1.5mm profile and rounded contours that are clinically proven to reduce interference with the tongue and minimise speech issues.

Convenient
You can eat, drink and play sports without worrying about affecting your braces.

Simplicity
The social 6 system is simply a two-wire sequence that quickly unravels and aligns teeth. However, most cases only require one wire.h.

Are They Uncomfortable or Painful?

No matter what kind of braces you opt for, there will be some discomfort as your teeth begin to move. Most people experience this pain as a dull ache, which can generally be relieved with over the counter medications and soft diet until the pain subsides.

Lingual braces can cause discomfort when brackets come into contact with the soft tissues inside your mouth. With lingual braces, the tongue is a common site of pain because of the location of the brackets. A topical tooth pain relief gel or a small amount of wax over any sharp edges on your brackets can be used for short term relief of tender spots.

Summary

Whether you call them Incognito, Hidden or Lingual braces, if you only want your front teeth to be corrected.

Because of their attachment to the backsides of your teeth, they aren’t as visible as conventional braces. The best way to determine whether lingual braces are a good option for you is to consult with Dr Sally at her brisbane dental practice. She will evaluate your teeth in detail and recommend the best treatment option for you.

Please contact us to learn more about orthodontics in Brisbane Qld or to schedule your first visit with Dr. Sally and her team

Orthodontics: Invisalign – Invisible Braces – Lingual Braces – Smilefast – Myobrace

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