While most people associate braces with the silver or grey coloured ‘train tracks’ placed across the front of your teeth, due to recent developments in dentistry, we can now offer patients a completely invisible orthodontic method of teeth straightening using Lingual Braces, where the braces are attached to the inner surface behind the teeth. This treatment offers our patients the opportunity to straighten their teeth discreetly, without anyone knowing.
Using the latest cad/cam technology and x-rays Lingual Braces are customised to your teeth and mouth, which helps make them more effective and less intrusive than other traditional orthodontic appliances.
Who are Lingual Braces for?
If you have misaligned or crooked front teeth that make your smile less flattering, lingual orthodontic braces can solve this issue over a reasonable period of time, with discretion assured. The traditional solution is to get metal braces to correct the problem, but many adults are unhappy with the look of metal on their teeth. In these cases, and for people who have high visibility lives, we recommend lingual braces behind the teeth, which are much less noticeable, but just as effective.
How much do Lingual Braces cost?
The cost of Lingual Braces is slightly higher than regular metal braces, due to the cost of materials, along with the additional years of training needed to fit Lingual Braces competently. Visit our Fees Page to find prices for all of our treatments.
What is the difference between Traditional Braces vs Lingual Braces?
Traditional Braces generally refer to metal train tracks which are placed across teeth, and stay in place for up to 3 years. They offer a very established method of straightening teeth and are commonly offered by specialist orthodontists. Lingual brackets are placed behind the teeth and are held closer together since the inner arch around the backside of the teeth has a smaller dimension than the arch on the outside. This makes both the installation and the subsequent adjustment visits more difficult. Sometimes the lingual braces can irritate the tongue initially, more so than with Traditional Braces.