Lingual braces can effectively straighten teeth in the same way that traditional braces do, but are much more discreet as they are attached to the inside of your teeth. Many adults prefer lingual braces to traditional braces as they’re completely hidden. In this way they are the perfect lifestyle-friendly solution for fixing crooked teeth.
How do lingual braces work?
Lingual braces work in much the same way as traditional braces do. The brackets, which are fitted to the back surface of your teeth, are engineered to follow the shape of your teeth allowing them to deliver even pressure. They are designed to deliver targeted results regardless of how severe your malocclusion (bad bite) is.
As the brackets are also relatively smooth (they are more like a plate than a bracket) they are also more comfortable than traditional braces and their low profile design is engineered to reduce impact on speech.
At Port Macquarie Orthodontics, we use Incognito lingual braces. Incognito utilises CAD/CAM technology to customise your braces. Robotic technologies are used to automate the creation process with computerised precision. This means you get perfect fitting braces that will work towards achieving your new smile.
Lingual braces vs Invisalign
Lingual braces are slightly different to Invisalign as they don’t rely on compliance to work. For some people this is favourable as they may forget to put their aligners back in which compromises treatment.
Benefits of lingual braces
The cosmetic appeal of Incognito lingual braces is perhaps the greatest attraction of this appliance for our patients, but there are other benefits too:
- Comfort: The brackets used by Incognito lingual braces are smaller than traditional ones so are more comfortable to wear. And, because they’re on the inside surface of your teeth, your lips will adjust quicker than they would with traditional braces.
- Discreet: Because Incognito lingual braces are fitted to the back surface of your teeth, there is no way that people can tell you’re having treatment, unless you tell them of course.
- Great results: Incognito lingual braces are based on the technology used by traditional metal braces which are guaranteed to get great results.
Book a free appointment with us today to find out more about Incognito lingual braces.