Lingual invisible braces are conveniently placed behind your teeth instead of the front. They therefore are providing an excellent cosmetic dental alternative for you if you wish to have your teeth straightened and you don’t want to wear braces that are visible.
The treatment could last between 18 and 36 months, largely based on how severe the problem being treated is. In Australia, only orthodontists who have been accredited by the Australian Health Regulation Agency (AHPRA) can insert braces.
How do lingual braces work?
1. The treatment process for lingual invisible braces entails your dentist or orthodontist taking a dental impression which gets sent to a suitable dental lab. This is used in designing your customized dental braces.
2. The design process will take roughly six weeks. When this is ready, your orthodontist will employ a specific cementing process to attach the braces onto the teeth backside surfaces, out of site.
3. Conventional braces were originally designed using metal but now are available in materials which are more aesthetically pleasing such as ceramic; which is a favourite of the majority.
4. Similar to how conventional braces operate, this particular dental appliance works through the gentle application of continuous pressure on your affected teeth, slowly and gradually shifting them into a more desirable position.
What Are The Advantages?
This are preferred choice for most adults who desire to have their teeth corrected but are not too happy with visible braces seen by everybody whenever they smile. They are so good because they remain completely out of site to the world. Unless you mention it, nobody will ever know that you are under treatment.
Lingual invisible braces plus their wires get fully customized for you to maximize effect. They are especially suitable for those in the glare of the public like politicians, those in the corporate world and generally anybody who is shy about their looks.
Are there any disadvantages worth noting?
- • The Australian Society of Orthodontists (ASO) cautions about some initial levels of discomfort during the early phase of your treatment. Possible causes could be due to your tongue or cheek being poked by the brace wire and generally because there is a foreign body in your mouth. It also could contribute to an unusual saliva flow, but with passage time, your mouth will get used to it and the discomfort will subside.
- • Depending on your braces type, the elastic bands could with time get discoloured. Nevertheless, this need not be a major issue because these get changed during each of your dental clinic visits.
- • Initially, you could develop some minor lisp because of the brace position in your upper arch. However, this ought to go away in about two weeks. Having that awesome smile is for sure worth the kind of temporary inconvenience brought by your braces.
- • They may not be very suitable if you got a narrow jaw because they could invade your tongue space to create an awkward mouth feeling.
- • True, you may have to wait a bit longer for the braces to be designed, but the results you get after using them by far weighs the waiting period disadvantages as well as the bigger cost implications.