Have You Ever Thought About Braces Behind Your Teeth?
It’s no fun having braces as a teenager, but what about when you’re an adult? If your teeth have started to shift later in life and now you’re worried about the stigma of wearing a metal smile, you’re not alone!
Have you heard about lingual braces?
Thanks to modern technology, there is now a unique way of disguising your braces behind your teeth. Unlike traditional front braces, lingual braces are attached to the back surface of your teeth. This means that no one will ever be able to see that you have braces because all the magic is happening behind your teeth. Braces behind your teeth are also as comfortable as traditional braces and are similar when it comes to soreness, eating and oral hygiene.
There are a couple of considerations to factor in with braces behind teeth. They’re hidden from the public eye which means that food build up can easily go unnoticed for a while if you don’t keep up good oral hygiene. Lingual braces can also take a bit longer to get used to compared to standard front braces. But like anything, once you become more comfortable with how they feel they’ll bother you less over time.
The lingual braces process:
The treatment process will always vary depending on your specific case which is why it’s always great to book in a consultation to discuss your needs in more detail with your orthodontist.
Lingual braces are 100% customised for your teeth so to begin, a 3D scan of your teeth using the latest technology is performed so a perfect copy of your teeth can be used when creating your custom made braces.
Once your lingual braces are received in the orthodontic practice, your teeth will be specially prepared before putting on your new braces. From there, your orthodontist will ask you to come in for regular appointments to monitor your progress.
The total time required to wear braces behind your teeth will vary however a consultation will help determine what your treatment process will look like in more detail.
What to expect afterwards?
You will experience some soreness and discomfort as your mouth starts to adjust to the treatment, as is the case for all brace treatments. Your orthodontist will provide you with guidance on how to adjust to braces behind teeth and how to properly care for them.
Lingual braces will likely cost more than standard braces due to the customisation required to fit your mouth. In many cases, if your health insurance covers traditional braces then it’s likely that they will cover lingual braces as well. However, it’s best to set up a consultation with your Orthodontist to help you understand the cost and payment options in more detail.
Are you ready to speak to an Orthodontist about braces behind teeth?
Whether you or your teen require braces, there are options available to you that can help you keep them hidden if required for personal or professional purposes. For more information about the possibility of braces behind your teeth why not book a consultation with Dr Anthony Hopkins and his friendly team at Oasis Orthodontics?