Lingual braces - The Invisible Braces
What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are one of the "invisible" treatment methods for straightening teeth.
These are specialized dental braces that are mounted on the backside (tongue side) of your teeth. This hides them from view, making them invisible to others.
Unlike standard metal braces, lingual braces are attached behind the teeth rather than in front, making them essentially invisible to other people.
Dr. Craven Kurz, California, USA developed Lingual Braces in order to provide braces treatment to patients who could not be seen by others.
At the same time in Japan, Professor Fujita had also developed his own way of doing lingual braces.
Advantages over conventional metal/ceramic braces.
- Not visible.
- Not easily detected.
- Allows the dentist more control over your teeth movements.
- Takes time for patients to get used to.
- Each appointment that you have during your treatment process will take longer compared to conventional braces.
However, with continued advancements in the design of lingual systems, many of these disadvantages have been overcome. (Sophisticated CAD/CAM and robotic wire-bending technology)
Steps of Getting Lingual Braces done at Smilessence – The Specialist Dental Centre
Step 1 – A detailed, high-accuracy Dental Impression
A very accurate and detailed impression of your upper and lower teeth is done.
At Smilessence - The Specialist Dental Centre, all the orthodontists use Digital Impression CAD CAM equipment to get each and every detail of your jaw.
These impressions are then sent to the dental laboratory that will custom make your lingual braces and wires pack.
Step 2 - Fabricating your braces
Our orthodontic laboratory will make casts from the impressions and as per your doctors and your instructions, create a "setup" of your case by modifying these casts.
Custom brackets are computer designed for each tooth using CAD/ CAM and robotic wire technology. Once fabricated, the brackets are then embedded into an applicator tray. This trey will fit over your teeth and hold your brackets in the correct required and desired alignment.
Step 3 - Attaching your braces to your teeth
An appointment will be made with you and your lingual braces can be attached to your teeth in one go.
Not only are lingual braces, an invisible mode of getting your braces treatment done; they are also highly specialized and your orthodontic treatment is under the control of your dentist.
In the many patients that we have done at Smilessence – The Specialist Dental Centre, we have found that after a few weeks of initial getting used to them, most of the patients feel proud and happy that their braces are invisible to the outside world and except for the patient and the dentist, no one knows how, day by day, the teeth are getting aligned.
In the last 14 years at Smilessence after doing many patients, we have seen that their final results always bring a smile to the patient's and your dentist's faces.
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