Whether you missed getting Braces as a teenager or went through a treatment but forgot to wear your retainer, you may feel that your teeth are not quite in the state you would like them to be. Luckily, today, there are many teeth straightening treatments available that will help you achieve a beautiful smile without sacrificing your appearance.
At Harley Street Dental Clinic, we offer a wide variety of invisible braces in Harley Street, including lingual braces. Lingual braces look just like fixed braces but they are ingeniously placed behind your teeth for discreetness. Just like regular braces, lingual braces are capable of treating the vast majority of misaligned teeth.
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces are fixed behind the teeth, opposite the tongue. A great solution for closing gaps, correcting crooked teeth, and even solving more complex issues such as jaw problems, lingual braces can help you carrying on smiling while you are having treatment.
How do they work?
Lingual brackets are usually made of stainless steel or gold alloy. Depending on the type you choose, your brackets might be standard sized or custom-made to fit your teeth. Your dentist will fix your brackets in place using a special dental cement. This should keep them in place for the duration of your treatment, allowing your dentist to remove them easily once your treatment is over.
Just like regular braces, invisible braces in Harley Street apply light but constant pressure to your teeth in order to move them into their correct position. The treatment can take anywhere from 18—36 months, depending on the severity of your dental problems.
Benefits of lingual braces
Lingual braces offer many benefits, yet the most important of them is invisibility. They are much more discreet than other types of braces. For this reason, they are ideal for image-conscious adults and teenagers as well as athletes and musicians. Lingual braces are easy to maintain and since they are fixed onto your teeth, you do not need to remember to wear them each day. Last but not least, they are very effective when it comes to treating complicated dental issues such as heavily misaligned, rotated or gapped teeth.