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Lingual Braces

What are Lingual Braces and How Do They Work?

Lingual braces are orthodontic appliances that fit up behind the teeth and therefore are not visible. The word “lingual” means tongue or palate and, when related to braces, refers to the inside surface of teeth. Lingual braces are flat, comfortable and practically invisible because they are attached to the inside of your teeth. They are an effective and cosmetic alternative to traditional braces which are fixed to the front, or outside, surface of the teeth.

Lingual braces are an excellent choice for you if you want your teeth straightened with minimal effect on your appearance; these orthodontic appliances will not be visible.


Why Choose Lingual Braces to Straigthen Your Teeth?


Completely invisible to other people

100% customized for the best fit and results

Minimal discomfort and speech interference

If you are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces that are visible, then lingual treatment might be the best choice for you. Cosmetic appearance is important for most of us; if you need to do presentations to audiences or clients and want to maintain a professional image while developing a great smile, a lingual system is a good fit for you. Our certified orthodontist, Dr. Wang, specializes in lingual braces and a number of other types of orthodontic braces, and can evaluate your needs and help you decide which treatment is best for you and your lifestyle. If lingual braces are the right choice for you, you can receive orthodontic care at our Surrey or Vancouver office.

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Dr Wang
Dr. Wang, DDS, MSc, FRCD(C)
Dr Kevin Lee
Dr. Kevin Lee, DMD, MSc, FRCD(C)

Who Choose Lingual Braces?

  • Adults in professions that generally frown upon the look with braces or in professions where wearing braces are discouraged.
  • Anyone who are highly conscious on their looks.

Anyone wanting invisible braces find that lingual bracket treatment provides an effective solution for straightening teeth and creating a beautiful smile. This orthodontic system for straightening teeth uses advanced technology to provide a solution that works well and that is not visible.

The expert Orthodontists at PacificWest Dental Group will determine if lingual braces are the best solution for straightening your teeth. We serve clients in our Surrey and Vancouver, BC offices.

Can Lingual Braces Treat Teeth Alignment Issues Effectively?

Yes! Lingual braces can treat teeth alignment and crowding issues as effectively as normal braces and Invisalign. This includes:

  • Crowded Teeth
  • Misisng Teeth
  • Irregular Spacing
  • Open Bite
  • Over Bite
  • Under Bite
  • Cross Bite

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Get started todaY by calling us at 604-558-0993 (Vancouver) OR 604-501-0993 (sURREY), or by filling the form below.

During your initial consultation, we will understand your situation, perform a visual examination of your bite, recommend a treatment plan and answer any questions or concerns you may have.

Lingual Braces FAQs

How do lingual braces differ from traditional braces?

Lingual braces are placed on the back of the teeth, making them virtually invisible, while traditional braces are affixed to the front. This discreet positioning sets lingual braces apart, offering effective teeth alignment without altering your visible appearance.

Are lingual braces as effective as traditional braces?

Yes, lingual braces are just as effective as traditional braces in treating various orthodontic issues, but their main advantage lies in their hidden placement on the back of the teeth, providing a discreet orthodontic solution.

Are lingual braces more expensive than traditional braces?

Yes, generally, lingual braces tend to be more expensive than traditional braces due to their customized and specialized nature, as well as the additional expertise required for their placement.

Who is a good candidate for lingual braces?

Good candidates for lingual braces are individuals seeking effective orthodontic treatment while maintaining a discreet appearance. Those with specific alignment or bite issues who prefer hidden braces and are committed to proper oral hygiene can benefit from lingual braces. An orthodontist can determine candidacy based on individual needs and preferences.

How long does it take to see results with lingual braces?

The time it takes to see results with lingual braces varies depending on the complexity of the orthodontic issue. Generally, noticeable improvements can be observed within a few months, and full treatment often ranges from 18 to 36 months. Your orthodontist will provide a personalized timeline during the initial consultation.

How long do I need to wear lingual braces for?

The duration of wearing lingual braces varies depending on the individual's orthodontic needs. On average, treatment with lingual braces typically ranges from 18 to 36 months. However, your orthodontist will provide a more accurate estimate after evaluating your specific case during the initial consultation.

Are lingual braces more uncomfortable than traditional braces?

Lingual braces can initially cause some discomfort or irritation to the tongue due to their placement on the back of the teeth. However, as your mouth adjusts, discomfort usually decreases. Both lingual and traditional braces can cause temporary discomfort during adjustments, but this varies from person to person. It's essential to communicate any concerns with your orthodontist, who can offer solutions to make your experience as comfortable as possible.

Can I eat and drink normally with lingual braces?

Yes, you can generally eat and drink normally with lingual braces. However, it's recommended to avoid sticky, hard, or overly crunchy foods that could potentially dislodge or damage the braces. It's also advisable to minimize consumption of foods and beverages that could stain the braces or teeth. Your orthodontist will provide specific dietary guidelines to ensure the best outcome during your orthodontic treatment with lingual braces.

How do I clean my teeth with lingual braces?

To clean your teeth with lingual braces, use a soft-bristle toothbrush and gentle, circular motions to reach the back of the teeth. Consider using an interdental brush or a water flosser for effective cleaning between brackets and wires.