In our fast-paced world, everybody wants to have things done faster, including teeth straightening so they can enjoy a beautiful smile the soonest possible. Normally, traditional wire braces can take up to 2 years to fix biting issues and move teeth to the ideal position. However, with lingual braces, this is no longer the case. They are reputed to take significantly less time to complete the same task as other orthodontic treatments (except perhaps the 6 months braces that is only suited to a very specific group of patients that meet particular requirements), which is why they make a populous option for teeth straightening.

In a nutshell, what are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces is a perfect option for the correction of misaligned teeth with the use of fixed braces that are bonded on the teeth’s inner surface (tongue side), rather than the outside (what you see when one smiles).  Although lingual braces work in exactly the same way as conventional braces, there are significant factors that make them an extremely appealing and fast treatment to straighten teeth (results can be visible even in 6 weeks).

Following is a short list with all the major key-points that make lingual braces distinct.

  1. They Give Full Control of the Teeth

To begin with, lingual braces give full control of the teeth (and full movement) while being entirely invisible (unless someone looks inside your mouth). This means that besides the aesthetic part that is definitely a huge plus, lingual braces allow the orthodontist to control teeth better than with conventional treatments. That way, each tooth moves to the desired position faster.

Note: Lingual braces use much stronger metal than composite brackets, which also contributes to them working faster than other treatments.

  1. They are Self-Ligating

Self-ligating brackets have come to change how things are done. As or now, orthodontists had to use specialised hardware to force the teeth to move. Traditional braces have an archwire and an elastic tie, besides braces, to hold the braces in place and accomplish the task. Self-ligating braces, on the other hand, attach to each tooth separately and don’t require metal ties or elastic bands. Instead, they use a moveable component that entraps the wire, meaning they use the bracket itself to hold the wire in place. To cut a long story short, self-ligating braces allow for faster alignment, reduce friction, improve the clinical efficiency, and oral hygiene.

  1. They are Fixed

Lingual braces are permanent, which makes them more time saving compared to Invisalign braces or any other removable braces, since they stay in the mouth 24/7 and work around the clock, unlike removable ones that only work when you wear them.

Lingual braces can be a perfect option for both adults and teenagers, providing they have healthy bones and gums (a generally good oral hygiene). Overall, lingual braces have more consistent results than traditional or removable braces, plus you spend considerably less time at your adjustment appointment, given that the missing ties make the procedure much quicker.

Needless to say, for any concerns or queries, don’t hesitate to contact Straight Teeth Suite in Leicester and book your first FREE consultation, where we can discuss your case, assess your mouth, and suggest the best options that will help you achieve your dream smile!

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