Lingual Orthodontics / Invisible Orthodontics
Orthodontic treatment can change the way you feel and look. Having confidence in your smile affects every aspect of your life – personally and professionally. Orthodontic treatment in adult patients has become a reality. It’s a perfect choice for those who want to create a beautiful smile without the awkwardness of conventional braces.
What does Lingual Orthodontics mean?
Braces Therapy done by placing the braces on the inner surface of the teeth. Hence, braces are not visible and called INVISIBLE braces.
Lingual Orthodontics is a Super-specialty in Braces treatment. A qualified Lingual Orthodontist should have a Certification from ESLO – European Society of Lingual Orthodontics.
What is the age limit?
No Age limit. As longs permanent teeth are present. The patient should have internal motivation and good oral hygiene. Age 6 – 60 years is acceptable, provided the bone support is healthy.
Can any problem be corrected with Lingual Orthodontics?
Yes! All cases that can be treated with regular Braces, Lingual Braces treatment are possible. However, there are certain limitations if the size of the teeth is small or depends on patient’s job (teachers, lawyers not advised) and patient’s personality (adaptable personality).
Duration of Treatment:
It sometimes usually takes the same time as normal braces (1 – 3years). In some cases, it may take a longer time.
Is this treatment Difficult to manage?
The Braces faces the tongue, hence, there is an adjustment period of 2-3 weeks. There may be some tongue soreness and speech problems which are minor in nature. During this period, patient learns to maintain the braces. After which it becomes a routine.
Due to significant developments in technology and miniaturization of Braces, the problems of adaptations are drastically reduced.
Special Indirect bonding trays which carry the Braces is done in a Laboratory. These trays are transferred to the patient’s teeth by the Orthodontist and treatment progresses with the change of arch wires.