This is a unique tooth straightening system specifically designed with adults in mind. These braces are placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth, hence they are also called Lingual Braces. The name of this treatment is derived from the fact that the treatment is completely invisible to any onlookers. This is a particular advantage for those adults that do not anyone to know that they are having treatment done.
Lingual Braces are used to treat a number of situations and conditions similar to any orthodontic system and include overcrowded and crooked teeth, protruding or “sticking out” teeth, treatment to close anterior open bite or alleviate deep overbites.
The Lingual Brace treatment is unique in that each individual bracket component is specifically made to fit a specific tooth surface. Normal brackets cannot be used in this type of teeth straightening system.
The “bracket’ is the part of the brace that functions in collaboration with the wire to move the teeth in a specific way. The Lingual or Invisible Brace is a type of Bracket & Wire system.
The customisation is required due to the varied orientation of the teeth and jaws. The mechanism involved works with these different components to produce an outcome of correctly aligned teeth. The wires and final arch form that can be created is customized for your specific jaw bone.
In experienced hands this is an excellent treatment providing much clinical control. However, this treatment is very case specific and should only be carried out on the right type of case. Your cosmetic dentist or specialist orthodontist will be able to guide you as to the correct types of treatment for your specific requirements and needs.