Maintain your appearance while aligning your smile.
Some orthodontic issues cannot be addressed with clear braces or aligners even though there are a variety of discreet orthodontic options available. So, if a patient still wants orthodontic treatment other than traditional metal braces, we may recommend lingual braces. These kinds of braces are unique in that they are placed on the back surface of teeth facing the tongue. With lingual braces, you get the aesthetic benefits you want paired with the effective treatment you need.
Even close up, lingual braces are hardly visible. They are efficient in correcting tooth gaps, rotations and height. Any discoloration from your braces will be on the back of your teeth, so the appearance of your smile is left unaffected.
Treatment for lingual braces starts similarly to other orthodontic services. We begin by taking impressions of your teeth that are used to create customized brackets for your smile. The customization of your brackets is required for lingual braces and adds to the expense of treatment, but it is well worth it. The treatment length for lingual braces averages between 18 and 36 months.
For more information about lingual braces in Herndon, Virginia, please call GoSmiles Dentistry at 703-689-3900 today! We will gladly help you arrange a consultation with our orthodontist.