Lingual braces are a special type of braces that are placed behind your teeth, rather than on the front surfaces. Our dentist offers lingual braces in Middle River, Maryland, as a discreet alternative to traditional braces. We invite you to call Wassif Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at 410-687-1162 to make your appointment with Dr. Cindy Wassif and learn more about lingual braces.
While there are many discreet orthodontic options available for straightening your teeth, not all problems can be corrected with clear braces or aligners. This is where lingual braces come in. Lingual braces are places on the back surfaces of your teeth, facing the tongue. They are nearly invisible from the outside, even close up. This innovative orthodontic treatment is more efficient than clear aligners for correcting rotations, changing the height of teeth, and closing gaps caused by extractions. There is also a cosmetic benefit, as any discoloration will be on the inside portions of your teeth where it won’t be visible.
When you receive lingual braces, our dentist will begin by taking an impression or your teeth, which is then send to a dental lab where they make customized brackets for your treatment. Like traditional braces, lingual braces apply gentle pressure to help shift your teeth into their correct positions, usually in a 18-36 month time period. Something to consider when receiving lingual braces is the cost. Because they are custom made, lingual braces are more expensive than traditional braces. Please remember this when planning your treatment.
For more information on lingual braces, and to schedule a consultation with our dentist, give our office a call today.