Lingual Braces Springfield QLD
Lingual braces offer a virtually invisible orthodontic option for patients concerned with the look of conventional braces. Lingual braces can be used to treat a range of orthodontic concerns such as gaps in the teeth, crowding, overbite, under bite and many other malocclusions.
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces are a custom-made orthodontic system made up of smooth brackets and arch wires, similar to traditional braces. However, the system is attached to the inside (lingual side) of the teeth. This placement makes the braces virtually invisible to anyone looking at or interacting with the patient. Lingual braces are still able to treat many of the same dental problems as traditional braces.
The specialists at Greater Springfield Orthodontics recommend lingual braces as the best option for patients concerned with the appearance of conventional braces.
Are lingual braces suitable for everyone?
Generally, lingual braces are able to be used on most patients who desire a more inconspicuous orthodontic treatment. However, patients with severe bite problems or small teeth or arches are not suitable candidates for lingual braces.
Each patient is different and you will be assessed by one of the specialist orthodontists at Greater Springfield Orthodontics before discussing possible treatment plans. The results of the assessment will show whether or not you are an suitable candidate for this treatment.
Are lingual braces painful?
The specially designed brackets are relatively smooth so as not to be uncomfortable against your tongue. They are sometimes described to fit more like a plate than braces and can be more comfortable overall compared with traditional braces.
However, as with all orthodontic treatment there will be some initial discomfort when you are getting used to the constant pressure on your teeth. This will reduce after about 4 or 5 days. Your tongue and lips will also need to get used to the newly placed attachment. Once your mouth has become accustomed to the feeling of the lingual braces there should be limited discomfort. Although there will still be some after each tightening session, this will not last as long as the initial pain.
Initially, the placement of the brackets may interfere with speech causing a slight lisp or mispronunciation of certain words. Once the tongue and lips have become used to the addition this will likely cease.
Lingual braces Brisbane
If you are interested in lingual braces or any of the other discreet orthodontic options available at Greater Springfield Orthodontics, contact us today to book yourself an assessment. No referrals are necessary!