If you are in need of orthodontic work, your orthodontist in Vancouver may have recommended lingual braces. Patients are often not familiar with what lingual braces are. In fact, lingual braces are very similar to traditional wire braces, but are attached to the inside of teeth, neared the tongue, as opposed to the outside of the teeth. There are a few advantages to choosing lingual braces.
Perhaps the main advantage of lingual braces is that they are not as visible as braces attached to the outside of your teeth. This is not only perfect for working professionals or adults who are undergoing treatment, but also kids and teenagers who do not wish to take on the appearance of regular braces. Lingual braces also ensure that if any discolouration or white spots result from braces, that these are on the inside of the teeth and not outside.
Clear aligners such as Invisalign are becoming immensely popular due to their effectiveness and invisible appearance. However, removable aligners are not for everyone, as some people may struggle to consistently wear them, either due to inconvenience, or forgetting to pop them back in after a snack or meal. Lingual braces are permanently attached to teeth during treatment, so the temptation to remove them is not a factor. This means treatment will not be slowed or ineffective due to poor habits.
Lingual braces are an excellent option to consider when getting orthodontic treatment. Your orthodontist will be able to discuss these and other options with you. If you are looking for treatment, or for lingual braces in Vancouver, Pacific West Dental is here to help.
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