Lingual braces provide a cosmetic solution for people who want to have orthodontic treatment without having to wear unsightly braces; lingual braces are fixed braces, but they are applied to the back of the teeth, rather than the front, which makes them invisible to others.
Lingual braces have become increasingly popular in recent years and they are especially popular with adult patients who want straighter teeth without having to worry about the way they will look during treatment.
How do lingual braces work?
Lingual braces work in a similar way to traditional fixed braces but there is a major difference; the brackets are fixed to the back of the teeth instead of the front. The brackets are fixed one by one because the contours and shape of the back of the teeth are uneven; once the brackets are in place, the wires are passed through.
Lingual braces are a versatile treatment and they can be used to treat a number of orthodontic problems, including crowded teeth, gaps between the teeth, crooked and twisted teeth and misaligned teeth. Lingual braces can be fixed to the top and bottom teeth.
Popular lingual brace systems include Incognito and Harmony.
Cost of lingual braces
If you are wondering how much do Incognito braces cost you can expect to pay upwards of £3000; the exact cost of treatment will vary according to the clinic you attend, the dentist you see and your individual prescription. If you require two braces (upper and lower) the cost will obviously be greater than one brace. Lingual braces are an expensive treatment option but many people are willing to pay more in return for a discreet treatment.
Your dentist will be able to give you a price estimate when you go and see them for a consultation.
Why choose lingual braces?
The major draw of lingual braces is that they are invisible when you smile; many people are put off having braces because they don’t want other people to see them wearing a brace and they think they will look unattractive when they have treatment. Lingual braces provide a solution for these people and offer a means of getting the smile you want without making sacrifices to your appearance during the treatment process.