Lingual braces work in the same way as a regular metal or ceramic brace but the brackets and wires are attached to the back of the teeth instead of the front. This makes them practically invisible when you smile, allowing you not to feel self conscience whilst treatment is still taking place. This makes them the perfect choice for image conscience professionals.
A regular lingual brace uses plain metal or ceramic brackets, sometimes due to the position inside the mouth/behind the teeth patients can find these take some getting used to. The specialist brand that Ealing Dental Specialists use is called IncognitoTM and is different from a regular lingual brace due to the way in which the brackets are made and attach to the back of the teeth.
IncognitoTM braces are made with gold rather than traditional materials, WIN is an alternative lingual system. Both are 100% customised to each individual patient, making them contoured to hug the inside surface of your tooth rather than sticking out into the mouth. They have a lower profile than regular brackets and as such, interfere with your speech less. The wires used are also custom made in order to minimise treatment times and ensure your teeth end up in perfect alignment.
There are few conditions whereby a lingual brace cannot be fitted but your orthodontist will discuss any issues with you at the consultation and treatment plan stage. Contact us via the website, email or phone to arrange your consultation appointment.