FAQs for Lingual Braces

What are Lingual Braces?

From an Orthodontic perspective “Lingual” means the surface facing the tongue. So, lingual braces work in a similar fashion to the traditional front-facing metal braces, except the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of your teeth, making them virtually invisible. In fact, patients at Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading, Berkshire, tell us lingual braces are the nearest thing to invisible braces possible. Their friends and families never knew they where even wearing braces throughout their treatment.

How do I know if Lingual Braces are right for me?

The good news is Park Lane Orthodontics is a specialist orthodontic practice based in Reading and we have years of experience and expertise to advise if you’re a suitable candidate for lingual braces. We’ll tell you about the challenges associated with wearing lingual braces versus more traditional braces. These include:

These are some of the challenges of lingual braces but most patients feel the benefit, of near complete invisibility, outweighs these issues. At Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading we’re here to discuss all the ins and outs of lingual braces with you so whatever decision you reach, your patient needs will always come first.

Lingual Braces vs. Invisalign

When our adult patients are considering orthodontic options to straighten their teeth or correct their bite, they often start by researching and googling invisible braces Reading, clear braces Reading, lingual braces Reading and Invisalign Reading. Lingual braces and Invisalign treatment have been gaining popularity because of their aesthetic and cosmetic advantages and the fact they offer a hassle-free alternative to more traditional orthodontic brace options.

When most people think of braces or orthodontics, they think of the traditional metal braces that are placed on the front of the teeth. Some adults are self-conscious about braces, and lingual braces or clear plastic aligners, like Invisalign, offer an appealing alternative option for orthodontic treatment.

Are there different types of lingual braces?

Specialist Orthodontic practices tend to choose their own lingual system according to preference, level of training and other patient factors. There are a variety of brands available, and they differ slightly in design but basically function the same way. At Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading, Berkshire, we offer:

How much do lingual braces cost?

These braces are custom-made and custom-fitted behind the teeth. This requires a high level of skill from an experienced specialist orthodontist so the cost is usually more than traditional braces or clear aligners. For more information on the cost of treatment contact Park Lane Orthodontics, today.

Who is the best lingual brace orthodontist?

At Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading, Berkshire, we’re delighted to be able to offer lingual braces as a means of straightening teeth, correcting your misaligned bite and giving you the smile you always dreamed of.