Lingual Braces: Most of us are familiar with the traditional metal braces, wires, and brackets that appear on front of the upper and lower teeth. For this reason, some patients who would benefit from corrective braces might be reluctant to consult their orthodontist. The obviousness of frontal braces makes people self-conscious. For those people, there is the additional option of lingual braces. Lingual braces are attached to the backside of the teeth, which makes them completely non-visible. This advanced method makes lingual orthodontics particularly well- suited for adults, who often want to improve the look and function of their teeth without letting anyone else know about their treatment.
What Are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are custom made fixed braces bonded to the back of the teeth making them invisible to other people. Don’t confuse them with so-called “invisible” braces, which are merely semi-transparent ceramic or plastic attached to the front of the teeth.
What Are the Aftercare Instructions for Lingual Braces?
– Rinse the mouth using salt water to help avoid initial discomfort.
– Learn to swallow without tongue thrusting by adopting new swallowing techniques.
– Speak more and over enunciate to aid in speaking more clearly.
– Eat soft and soothing foods for the first few days.
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