September 27, 2019 Dr. Bita Moalej

What Are Lingual Braces?

Children struggle with the awkward years, but nowadays they don’t have to because of advancements in braces with ceramic and clear aligners. Being that Dr. Bita Orthodontics is smack dab in the heart of Hollywood, not having a mouth full of braces isn’t always a vanity issue, but instead a necessity for many children and adults adults. But what most people don’t know is that there is one totally invisible option, the lingual braces and here’s what you need to know about these fantastic appliances.

Lingual braces are probably the most discreet braces available

While Invisalign aligners are transparent and ceramic braces are somewhat discreet, lingual braces will help you achieve the perfect smile you are after without anyone but you and your orthodontist needing to know. The word “lingual” refers to the “tongue side” of your mouth. They work like traditional braces, using a series of fixed brackets and an arch wire to apply continuous pressure to your teeth until they are gently and gradually moved into place, brackets and wires are fitted to the backs of your teeth.

Lingual braces are highly effective

Lingual Braces with Encino orthodontist Dr BitaAs well as being virtually invisible, lingual braces are also a highly effective form of teeth straightening treatment and can correct a number of misalignment and bite problems and provide a perfect solution for patients who are not suitable for Invisalign but still seek a discreet treatment option.  Since Invisalign aligners are not suitable for more complex movements like correcting rotations, closing spaces between teeth and adjusting the heights of teeth, whereas lingual treatment can effectively treat these issues.

Lingual braces can cause a little discomfort

As lingual appliances are fitted to the back of the teeth, patients can find that it takes longer for them to get used to their braces than they would with other treatments. However, after initial discomfort, lingual braces are comfortable to live with and won’t cause any pain other than a little soreness when they are adjusted.

But I’m a singer, public speaker, actor and play an instrument, won’t this effect my voice?

A big worry is that these braces will disrupt the movement of wind and ones tongue, causing a changes that can be critical for any performer. The truth is, you may experience some initial inconveniences as a result of any braces; however, as you become accustomed to the brackets and wires placed behind your teeth, you will be back to normal and everything will be beyond perfect!

Now you’re ready to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Bita Orthodontics in Encino, California

If you are considering discreet orthodontic treatment to help you achieve a smile you can feel more confident with, contact Dr. Bita Orthodontics today  to arrange a free appointment.

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