If you feel that fixed braces are for you but would prefer them to be invisible, lingual braces are hidden on the back surfaces of the teeth and straighten the teeth from the back.
These devices are almost the same as fixed wire braces, but they are only attached to the back surfaces of the teeth and are unable to be seen from the front. Lingual braces are suited to those who want to straighten the teeth without the use of visible braces.
An impression of your teeth is taken and then sent to a laboratory where brackets can be made that are a custom fit to your mouth. The turnaround time for this process is around six weeks. Once the customised brackets are made, the orthodontist can secure the braces to the back surfaces of the teeth.
Lingual braces are much the same as fixed wire braces, applying continuous pressure to slowly move the teeth into the desirable position. Treatment time for this is varied, and can take between 18-36 months depending on the severity of the teeth or jaw misalignment.
The same issues can arise with traditional fixed braces as those that are apparent with lingual braces, such as affecting speech slightly and causing some levels of pain. However, generally this only occurs at the beginning of the treatment. While the braces will be practically invisible, they are still a highly effective way to reposition teeth.
The lifelong enjoyment of having a great smile is worth enduring the temporary inconvenient and costs of braces. Lingual braces are perfect for those who are hesitant to invest in traditional braces, enabling them to also experience the benefits of having a beautiful smile.
Lingual braces can start from £1,500, but extra costs can also occur such as purchasing a retainer to keep teeth straight once they have been corrected.
Damon Braces can be used for complex dental issues, quickly treating problems such as over, under or crossbites.
Despite working quicker than other types of braces, Fast Braces still result in straightened teeth and smile, giving a confidence boost if you’re self conscious about your mouth.
Incognito braces provide the same results as conventional braces, straightening out teeth and delivering a smile you can be confident of.
This aligner is removable and can be used either as a standalone treatment to straighten the front teeth or as a solution prior to other cosmetic treatments, such as bonding or veneers.
Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth.
RXaligners are tailor made to fit over your teeth and will move the teeth into a straighter position over time.
The orthodontic treatment focuses on aligning the teeth that you see when you smile rather than the whole set of teeth.
The treatment works much like that using clear aligners, but tooth movement is much more predictable and usually more than twice as quick.
An innovative clear invisible brace system that straightens misaligned and wonky teeth without the use of metal wires or brackets.
The ceramic brackets means that this device is less visible than conventional braces.
This a common orthodontic solution and can be used to correct a large number of teeth or to target smaller, specific areas.
Two types of fixed and removable braces depending on the suitability to move teeth into their new position.
Fixed braces are be used when a number of teeth need to be corrected and when precise dental treatment is needed.