If you are looking for an effective and discreet option for straightening your teeth, lingual braces can present a great choice. As Arizona-based Team Orthodontics explains in a recent East Valley Tribune article, lingual braces are custom-made and attached to the tongue-side of your teeth, rendering them virtually invisible to the outside world.
The “common misconception that all braces are front-facing and thereby exposed to anyone with whom wearers come into contact with” results in some adults delaying or “doing nothing about tooth gap, bite imperfections, or jaw and muscle problems that can leave them living in discomfort or embarrassment,” Team Orthodontics writes.
But this doesn’t need to be the case. With lingual braces, you gain a treatment option that is discreet, highly comfortable and does not interfere with your life and career.
One common concern patients have with standard braces is their potential to interfere with the ability to speak clearly. However, with lingual braces, there are no issues with this. After a short initial adjustment period, individuals with lingual braces will be able to talk and eat normally.
In addition, there are further benefits to lingual braces. Compared to traditional braces, lingual braces require fewer visits to the orthodontist. Furthermore, with lingual braces, the brackets are made from gold, making for a safe and comfortable option for patients with nickel allergies.
If you are interested in learning more about lingual braces, contact Upper East Side Orthodontists.
We offer a variety of treatment options, including iBraces, Invisalign, lingual braces and traditional braces. To schedule an appointment, please contact our office by phone (888) 378-2976, or complete the appointment request form by going here.