What Do Lingual Braces Look Like Before They Are Fitted
Modern orthodontics provides patients concerned with the way they look during an orthodontic treatment with discreet solutions that promise equally impressive results with traditional braces. Since the introduction of Invisalign, more and more patients have shown significant interest in having their teeth fixed, now that treatments have become so invisible (yet, so effective)! However, Invisalign cannot solve all orthodontic issues and satisfy everybody, given that from up-close, they still look like braces. That said; Lingual braces are the next step toward next generation orthodontics.
How are Lingual Braces Fitted?
Lingual braces are fitted behind the teeth, with the help of jigs.
In this image, you can see some lower braces within jigs.
The jigs are these yellow and red holders, and allow us to fit the bracket precisely behind the teeth so that they will be looking just like they do in the photograph. What you can see in that photograph (with the braces attached to teeth) is actually set up.
The way a setup is made is a threefold that is described as follows:
- You get the original teeth (as you can see in this picture where the crooked teeth are),
- You section the teeth so that the teeth are individual, and
- Move the teeth in wax.
In the other picture (with the pink foundation), you can see that the teeth are in the right position. The brackets, the lingual brackets, are actually placed behind the teeth, on the correct setup and the way that works then is with the jig. This means that when you put the brackets in that position, when the teeth are crooked, the teeth are programmed to move to the correct position. The nice thing about lingual braces is that they’re pre-programmed braces, so they’re very accurate, which allows us to move the teeth to the correct position that we want them to.
Advantages of Lingual Braces
Besides the already mentioned advantages of having Lingual braces (e.g. being an excellent aesthetic solution), they fact that they are behind your teeth provides another benefit. You can’t see them and you forget to do anything! Your lips can’t get rubbed and nobody simply looking from the front surface of the teeth will know that anything is happening inside your mouth! It is like killing 2 birds with one stone!
Important Note: Don’t expect every dentist to know how to install Lingual Braces. It takes further training, in order to avoid the discomfort that can be caused from implanting lingual braces the wrong way. The installation and future adjustments require expertise, so it should be wise to know for fact that your dentist is properly trained to install Lingual Braces.
Lingual Braces offers a great array of comforts and come loaded with benefits if handled by professionals.
Are you interested in getting Lingual Braces? Do you think you would be a good fit for them? Please post a comment below if anything is unclear and you would like your questions answered.