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What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces sometimes known as hidden braces or incognito braces are just like traditional fixed braces in that they are attached to your teeth for the duration of treatment. But lingual braces have one major difference – they are attached to the back of your teeth facing your tongue making them practically invisible.
Patients in Chelsea, Kensington, Notting Hill and throughout London are choosing to straighten teeth with lingual braces because they are so much more discreet than fixed braces.
Just like traditional fixed braces, lingual braces can be used to treat:
- Overcrowded teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Protruding teeth
- Gaps in your teeth
- Some bite problems
How do lingual braces work?
Customised brackets are made using impressions of your teeth and these will be attached to your teeth in a very precise way so that your teeth can be straightened. Wires will also be customised and applied to connect your brackets. The interconnecting wire forms the pressure that will straighten your teeth.
It is important that that the lingual braces are applied and fitted in the correct way because they are positioned in challenging places; the backs of the teeth in particular are harder to reach. For this reason, all of the brackets are usually cemented on to your teeth at the same time using a customised tray which holds them in place.
Once fitted, you wear your hidden braces for the duration of your treatment time and visit us at the Notting Hill Dental Clinic at regular intervals to have your wires adjusted and tightened.
Benefits of lingual braces at Notting Hill
Lingual braces are gaining popularity for teeth straightening with patients throughout Kensington, Notting Hill and Chelsea because
- They straighten teeth invisibly. Lingual braces sit behind your teeth, so they are very hard to spot. Friends and acquaintances won’t know that you’re having your teeth straightened
- Just like traditional fixed braces, lingual braces straighten teeth in a very precise manner which makes them an excellent option for severe orthodontic problems
- The brackets for lingual braces are on the back of your teeth so any dis-colouration or markings from the braces will be unnoticeable
- Lingual braces are custom made to fit every patient which gives means that they are more comfortable to wear
- Finance plans are available at Notting Hill Dental Clinic which makes lingual braces an affordable way to get your teeth straightened.
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