FAQs for Lingual Braces
What are Lingual Braces?
From an orthodontic perspective, the word ‘Lingual’ means the surface facing the tongue. 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. Here at the best lingual brace orthodontist in Reading, our patients tell us lingual braces are the nearest thing to invisible braces possible. Their friends and families never knew they were even wearing braces throughout their treatment.
Are Lingual Braces The Right Treatment For Me?
Here at Park Lane Orthodontics, we are 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 Invisalign or more traditional braces. These include:
These are some of the challenges of lingual braces but most patients feel the benefit of invisibility outweighs these issues. At Park Lane Orthodontics in Reading we’re here to discuss the different types of lingual braces and the costs involved. Our team has specialist knowledge on 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 searching for discreet teeth straightening treatment, they are often torn between lingual braces and Invisalign. Lingual braces and Invisalign treatment have been gaining popularity because of their aesthetic and cosmetic advantages. Both of these treatments 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 the appearance of braces. Lingual braces or clear plastic aligners like Invisalign offer an appealing alternative option for orthodontic treatment.
What Are The 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. They differ slightly in design but 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.
To learn more about lingual braces or to discuss the costs involved, please contact our practice today on 0118 9411628. As the best lingual brace orthodontists in Reading, we’re delighted to be able to offer lingual braces as a way to straighten teeth, correct your misaligned bite and give you the smile you always dreamed of.