The reasons people from Hounslow and throughout the UK seek orthodontic help varies from person to person. It could be due to jaw pain, excessive wear on the teeth due to a bad bite or simply a cosmetic desire to have straight teeth. Lingual braces are a discreet alternative to conventional fixed braces, as unlike conventional braces lingual braces are attached to the rear of the teeth, which means that other people cannot see them.
Who are lingual braces suitable for?
Like conventional braces lingual braces are suitable for all types of dental issues and concerns. These include crooked, inverted, protruding and overlapping teeth. In order to plan the treatment a digital scan of your mouth is taken. This is then used to create your custom designed lingual braces. Once they are ready they will be fitted to the rear of your teeth.
Just like conventional braces there is an adjustment period where eating and speaking may be affected. However this is usually only a matter of days or weeks and you can quickly adjust to the sensation of the braces being there. The best part about this version of orthodontic treatment is no one will know you have braces unless you tell them.
How long is the lingual braces treatment?
The average treatment time is around the same as those provided by conventional braces, 12 to 18 months. However, the more complex the treatment the longer it may take and simpler issues can be corrected in less time.
If you are interested in lingual braces then make an appointment to come in and speak to one of our team. They will be able to assess the current state of your teeth and advise on the best possible treatment for you. If for whatever reason lingual braces are not suitable for you there are a number of other alternatives, which can be discussed at your initial consultation.