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Subtle teeth straightening

Lingual braces are a fantastic and increasingly popular solution for misaligned teeth. Many are attracted to this method of orthodontic treatment because of its discreet placement on the back of the patient’s teeth (on the side closest to the tongue).

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What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces are a great alternative to the more traditional ‘train track’ style, and are well suited to those patients who want to improve their smiles in a more subtle way. As the brackets are on the back of your teeth, your friends and family won’t be able to see that you’re wearing a lingual brace, making it a great option if you have an important event coming up.

At Stourbridge Dental & Implant Clinic, we understand that each patient has their own specific requirements which is why we take the time to get to know each patient before recommending any treatment. The lingual braces we provide are bespoke, allowing our experienced dentists to tailor the treatment to achieve your desired results whilst solving your orthodontic problems.

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What does the treatment involve?

At your initial consultation, we check your teeth and gums are healthy, and that you are suitable for lingual braces. We take impressions and photographs of your teeth so your custom braces can be created.

Once your bespoke brackets are ready, we securely fit them to the back surfaces of your teeth, and add the archwire into place.

Gentle forces start to work on your teeth straight away, moving them closer to your desired result. We see you every 6-8 weeks to check on your progress and make necessary adjustments.

When your treatment is complete, we remove the braces and check you are happy with your new smile. We provide you with a retainer to maintain your beautiful new straighter smile.

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We see you every 6-8 weeks to check on your progress.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Will lingual braces affect how I eat?

    You will still be able to eat as normal, but you will need to take care to ensure your braces don’t get damaged. You may wish to avoid very hard or sticky foods which could damage or dislodge the brackets.

  • How long will my lingual brace treatment take?

    The length of your treatment will depend on your individual case, but on average should take around 12-18 months. Your dentist will be able to give you an more accurate estimate during your initial consultation.

  • Will lingual braces damage my teeth?

    No, lingual braces shouldn’t damage your teeth, providing you look after them well and brush carefully twice a day. Due to their nature, one of the benefits of lingual braces is that they eliminate the risk of any damage to the front of your teeth.

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