At Winchester Orthodontics, we are proud to be providers of a comprehensive range of treatments for misaligned teeth, including a variety of convenient and discreet options. With so much choice available, one treatment stands out for its discretion and effectiveness: lingual braces. Lingual braces provide a type of orthodontic treatment that is placed on the inner surfaces of the teeth, making them virtually invisible from the outside, when you smile.Traditional braces have wires and brackets on the fronts of the teeth, so everyone can see them, whereas lingual braces are customised to fit the back of each tooth, providing a discreet and aesthetically pleasing solution for those seeking orthodontic treatment with an orthodontist Hampshire.
How do lingual braces work?
Lingual braces function in a similar way to that of traditional braces. They use brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their desired positions. The difference between the two is where the brackets and wires are placed. With lingual braces, the brackets and wires are positioned on the lingual (tongue-side) surfaces of the teeth, allowing for a more inconspicuous treatment experience.
The benefits of lingual braces
One of the primary benefits of lingual braces is their discreet nature. If you don’t want people to know that you are having treatment, then lingual braces could be a great option for you. Since they are placed on the back of the teeth, they are hidden from view, making them an excellent choice for individuals who wish to realign their teeth without drawing attention to themselves. Lingual braces are often a great choice for professionals, performers, and anyone else who may be concerned about the impact of braces on their appearance.
Another advantage of lingual braces is their effectiveness in treating various types of misalignments. They can be used to address issues such as crowded teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Lingual braces can be fitted to the shape and size of each individual tooth, and our orthodontist Hampshire at Winchester Orthodontics will design a treatment plan tailored to your specific needs and goals. Lingual braces offer a versatile option that can address a wide range of orthodontic issues, providing patients with beautiful smiles.
A further benefit of this treatment is that lingual braces also offer comfort throughout the treatment. While it may take a few days for you to get used to the feeling of lingual braces against your tongue, you should find them comfortable to wear. Lingual braces are custom-made to fit each patient's teeth, ensuring a snug and secure fit. We will monitor your treatment as it progresses and we can make any necessary adjustments required to ensure the best possible results.
You may be aware that having fixed metal braces requires good oral hygiene practices. With the braces being located on the inner surfaces of the teeth, it may be slightly more challenging to clean around them. However, we will provide you with detailed instructions on how to keep your teeth and braces clean and healthy throughout the treatment process.
So, if you are interested in finding out more about how we can help you to achieve a beautiful smile and to discover the range of treatment options available for your specific needs, simply book in for an initial consultation with our orthodontist Hampshire. We will use this time to discuss your goals and to examine you to be able to inform you about the relevant treatment options. If you do choose to go with lingual braces, we know you’ll learn to love them, especially when you see the smile you will achieve.