As one of the most intriguing orthodontic treatment types, lingual braces offer far more effective results than visible braces often thought unaesthetic to the eye. So, what is lingual orthodontics?
What is Lingual Orthodontics?
Lingual braces (braces behind teeth) are simply braces that are not visible on the front side of the teeth, and they are used to get rid of the tooth gap and straighten out the teeth in general. These inside braces are custom-made for each patient. Especially adults tend to worry about their looks when they have braces, so they don’t prefer braces mostly, even when they need braces. However, lingual orthodontics eliminates all these aesthetic concerns. It has advantages since it can also be applied to a wide area.
How Long Does Lingual Orthodontic Treatment Take?
Orthodontic treatments could last from 6 months to 3 years. This duration depends on the condition of the patient and the severity of the case.
Is Lingual Orthodontics Treatment Suitable for Everyone?
Braces behind teeth are a treatment option that can be applied to anybody. This treatment type is mostly preferred by people coming forward with their aesthetic appearances, such as; models, actors and actresses, and athletes. Lingual Orthodontics treatment is suitable for almost everyone. If you wish to get more details about the treatment, please see our expert Dr. Aylin Sezen Yalçın, for examination.
What to Do After the Treatment?
Retention is a standard treatment that is applied to everybody who has undergone lingual orthodontics treatment.
What is Retention Treatment?
Retention treatment focuses on keeping the teeth in the correct position after the brace placement. They can be either removable or bonded. Orthodontist at Dentram Dental Clinics, Dr. Aylin Sezen, emphasizes that she mainly prefers removable braces on the upper jaw and bonded braces on the bottom jaw.
How Long Does Retention Treatment Take?
This treatment lasts about two years. In some conditions, the treatment might be a lifetime treatment.
Do You Feel Pain in Lingual Orthodontics Treatment?
Regardless of inside braces or normal braces, there is a possibility of pain that might be of intense or gentle volume. While some of our patients might get used to it in 2-3 days, some might need 4-5 days. No matter how hard it is for them during the day, all patients are expected to get used to braces in a week. Getting used to braces behind teeth might take a bit longer than the regular braces.
Advantages and disadvantages of Lingual Braces
Braces are placed behind the teeth, and their invisibility is considered among the treatment’s most important advantages. They are quite aesthetic and mostly preferred by adults. Since young adults don’t like having visible braces, they mostly prefer lingual braces.
Since inside braces don’t bother patients aesthetically, they also don’t affect their social and professional lives. Lingual braces treatment is highly advised for those who have aesthetic concerns in their social and professional lives.
However, the healing process takes a bit longer than regular braces. Since the treatment requires special lab techniques, it is an expensive treatment.
How to Care for Lingual Braces
Since food particles can accumulate between teeth more after having lingual braces, the risk of getting gum infection, plaque, and decaying teeth, therefore taking care of your dental health, is of utmost significance.
Good dental health care includes these vital steps below:
*Cleaning your teeth is the first and most significant step while starting your dental care. Gums could get infected if it is not done correctly.
*The time you normally spend while cleaning your teeth should be doubled
*Flossing is important to prevent food accumulation between teeth
*Interdental brush and water flosser should be used
It is advised to visit your doctor every six months to have your teeth cleaned professionally. Daily flossing and brushing will also prevent plaque formation and decay.
Where Can You Get Lingual Orthodontics Treatment?
This treatment is fit to be performed by orthodontists only since orthodontics is an area that relates to dentistry. Since it requires completion of a degree in dentistry and a Ph.D. degree, it is not advised to be performed by non-experts. It requires years of expertise and practice. Therefore it is highly suggested to search for someone who is highly skilled and experienced in this treatment.
How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost?
Lingual braces cost depends on the condition of the patient and is defined after a dental examination. Costs may vary depending on the duration of the treatment, clinic, doctor, and the patient’s treatment. Consulting professionals and getting accurate information from experts are important to get a long-term and effective treatment.