One of the orthodontic treatment options offered at Wright Family Dental are lingual braces. This type of braces works just like traditional braces, but your brackets are attached to the back surfaces of your teeth to give you a much more discreet orthodontic experience. To schedule a consultation with our skilled dentist, Dr. Stephen Wright, and find out if lingual braces in Midvale, Utah, are right for you, give us a call at 801-566-3332!
Lingual braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that helps to straighten teeth. They are similar to traditional braces, but they are placed on the tongue side of the teeth instead of the cheek side. This makes them less visible when you are smiling and talking. In fact, many patients who receive lingual braces find that their braces are entirely invisible to others!
Lingual braces are made from the same materials as traditional braces, including metal brackets and wires, and offer the same benefits as traditional braces treatment. The placement of lingual braces is more complex than traditional braces, so they are usually only placed by orthodontists or dentists who have received specialized training in providing this type of treatment.
The benefits of lingual braces include their discretion and the fact that they place less pressure on the teeth than traditional braces. Lingual braces are also more efficient than treatments such as clear aligners when correcting tooth rotations and tooth height, as well as when closing gaps caused by tooth extractions. An additional benefit of lingual braces is that any discoloration from the braces will occur on the back surfaces of the teeth, where it should not be visible.
When you receive this treatment, our dentist will begin by taking an impression of your teeth. This impression will be sent to a dental lab, where your brackets will be custom made. Because of this customization, lingual braces are often more expensive than traditional braces, but their effectiveness and discretion is well worth the investment.
If you are considering lingual braces, please call our team to schedule a consultation with our dentist. We will be happy to discuss your oral health, smile and treatment options to determine if lingual braces are the right option for you.