Lingual Braces are applied behind the teeth as compared to metal and ceramic braces which are applied to the front of the teeth. From the esthetic perspective, lingual orthodontics provides the best option for comprehensive treatment of most malocclusions while maintaining full three-dimensional control of the dentition.
What are the Advantages of Lingual Braces?
First of all, Lingual Braces are invisible. The brackets are placed on the back side of the teeth, and they are not visible from the front. Working just like traditional braces, Lingual Braces eventually straighten a patient’s teeth within the same amount of time metal braces would. Of course, each patient’s timeline depends upon the specific case.
Lingual Braces can significantly enhance an individual’s appearance without the self-confidence shakers of metal braces. Therefore, Lingual Braces are a great option for both adult professionals and teens who would feel more confident with invisibility-all while managing great dental health. Lingual Braces can also be extremely convenient for those who play wind instruments or contact sports. If you can be treated with traditional braces, you are a good candidate for Lingual Braces.
In contrast to conventional metal braces, Lingual Braces are 100% custom-fit to the patient, ensuring a higher comfort level.Treatment Process
After an initial diagnosis and a thorough review of your options, you and your Orthodontist can determine whether lingual Braces right for you. To proceed with your invisible orthodontic treatment, a set of records will be taken and sent to the laboratory . After few weeks of production, your digitally customized solution is sent to Cosmesurge for your initial bonding appointment.
Production of Lingual Braces
The process of creating your new smile begins with a highly accurate 3D image of your teeth. Using CAD/CAM technologies, the laboratory generates a digitally customized treatment simulation of your desired smile as well as a customized solution engineered to seamlessly form to the shape and contour of each tooth. Preformed arch wires are produced – all resulting in the very highest level of orthodontic precision and accuracy in tooth correction , delivering the ultimate aesthetic solution just for you.
The bonding appointment begins with a preparation of the tooth surface. Unlike traditional bonding where braces are attached to the teeth one at a time, Lingual Braces use an advanced tray system for delivering the entire set of braces all at once.
During your treatment you will need to visit Cosmesurge periodically to check on your progress and to change your arch wires. After each visit your teeth can become sensitive, which is a result of the new arch wire that is gently moving your teeth toward their ideal position. This discomfort will disappear after a few days as you settle in the each phase of your treatment.
Taking good care of your braces and following your orthodontist’s instructions is critical to achieving a quick and predictable result.
If you notice anything unusual during treatment or if your braces feel like they might have come loose, contact your orthodontist immediately.
Congratulations. You have made it to the end of your orthodontic treatment. However, your investment in your new smile requires strict compliance to your orthodontist’s retention program.
While your teeth are straight on the day that your braces are removed, they will relapse, or move out of alignment, if they are not properly retained in the months and years ahead.
Your orthodontist has a solution for keeping your smile looking perfect for the rest of your life. Protect your investment in your new smile by following your orthodontist’s retention program and visit your dentist regularly for check-ups.
“In a profession like mine where it is important to look good all the time, this was a boon, since I could socialize and continue my work without being embarrassed of having braces. I visited Dr Hamwi where he explained about the new system and its benefits, today I am glad about my decision since I have a perfect set of teeth and a great smile .”