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How Do Lingual Braces Work?

Specialists Orthodontists can provide a wide range of benefits to both functional and aesthetic aspects of oral healthcare. These professionals are expertly trained to ensure proper alignment and straightening of your teeth, regardless of your unique situation. This specialist dentist possesses the necessary knowledge and skills beyond the standard dental school curriculum, meaning they can diagnose, prevent and treat all types of facial and dental irregularities.

If you are on this page, then it is highly likely that you have been offered, are considering, or are currently going through lingual brace treatment. Lingual braces are one of the many treatments on offer by orthodontists which may be authorised as means of straightening your teeth.

Misaligned teeth, gaps in teeth or overcrowded teeth are some of the most frequent issues which result in lingual braces being provided for patients. But how do lingual braces work? And how do they differ from other types of braces as an orthodontist procedure? These questions will be explained in full by our oral care professionals in the following blog.

What are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces and conventional braces hold a lot of similarities in terms of their excellent control of both the crown and the root of the tooth.  This allows controlled tooth movement whilst working alongside a cosmetic dentist, or other dental specialist.. The major difference between conventional braces and lingual braces are that the latter are the only truly invisible brace out there.

The only person who is going to be aware of lingual braces is the individual patient them self. These invisible braces are the perfect solution for adults who do not want other people to be aware of their braces, as they will be completely hidden from view. Despite their clear long term benefits, some patients consider traditional braces to be too unsightly in the short term. This may be because they work in a job where their image is particularly important, or they are worried about feeling self-conscious due to this temporary change in their appearance. Lingual hidden braces ensure that your self-image isn’t compromised for teeth alignment.  We use the Incognito system; the global leading lingual system is digitally planned and fully customised and individua lfor each patient, whilst possessing all of the qualities of conventional fixed braces.

Because lingual braces have a near-identical mechanism to conventional braces, they are just as effective at moving and aligning teeth into the correct position. This procedure is far more effective than aligners for complex movements like altering the heights of teeth, closing gaps, problems with over/underbites and correcting rotations or root position. Another benefit of this orthodontic procedure is that a predictable outcome and predictable timeline can be produced by working with an experienced lingual braces London orthodontist.

How Do Lingual Braces Work?

Lingual braces work exactly the same as conventional ceramic braces, except they are placed on the tongue side of the teeth, meaning they are completely invisible. The patient will be able to feel lingual braces on their tongue if they rub their teeth. However, this unusual sensation will quickly subside once they get used to them. Once you have adapted after the initial adjustment period, the benefits of lingual braces on your oral health will become obvious.

Just like traditional braces, lingual braces are comprised of arch wires and very small metal brackets. They apply a continuous pressure that gently and gradually straightens teeth, helping to fix gaps, overcrowding, rotated teeth or problems with your bite.

Hermes London lingual braces are fitted to the shape of your teeth and are very low profile so are easy to adapt to and are great for subtle yet effective teeth alignment. Despite their “invisible” appearance, lingual braces produce just as effective results as traditional fixed braces to correct misaligned teeth and straighten your smile.

What are the Benefits of Lingual Braces?

Research shows that the number of UK adults seeking braces is continuously rising year on year. Why? The dentistry and oral healthcare industry is constantly growing, with better trained professionals and more advanced technologies meaning that more and more people all over the world are seeking the benefits of the best specialist orthodontists providing London lingual braces.

Straightening misaligned teeth is the most obvious benefit of undertaking lingual braces treatment. However, there is a number of wider health benefits that can be obtained through utilising the services of an expert London lingual braces orthodontist such as Hermes, including:

  • Improving your oral health: Straightening misaligned teeth will contribute to overall oral hygiene and help prevent against gum disease and further teeth problems. Long-term, it is far easier to clean, brush and floss straight teeth. Prevention against future cavities is also vital as this can lead to the destruction of the bone that holds your teeth firmly in place.
  • Improving your confidence: Braces bring a wide variety of health benefits, however, they also can play a huge role in improving your self-image and confidence. Patients frequently find that having more well-aligned, straight teeth will make them feel more comfortable when talking and grinning and will ultimately leave them more confident to show off their smile. By moving your teeth into the right position, braces can also improve your facial structure by making your jaw and lips more proportionate to the face.

Smile Brighter with Hermes

Have an issue with you or your children’s teeth alignment? Live in the London area and need a check-up? Or simply fed up with your smile not being as bright as it once was? Well, if you’re looking for impeccable orthodontists or generally dentistry service for a price which is worth paying for, then look no further.

Hermes Dentists London are an award-winning dental clinic with experience and a proven track record with lingual braces. If you want more reasons to smile, then simply get in contact for orthodontic treatment today.

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