Lingual braces are placed on the inside surface of the teeth and are ideal for those who prefer their treatment to go unnoticed. Lingual braces may only be needed for short periods of time for simple problems, though complex cases can take up to 2 years.
There is a period of adjustment once the lingual brace is fitted. The tongue may become irritated and sore initially. Speech may be affected slightly, typically for first week. 90% of patients wearing lingual braces have very few complaints after the initial 10 days.
This is a 10 minutes appointment, where there will be a initial chat to get to know you, examine your mouth and assess your problems and your expectations from the treatment.
Once you have had the initial assessment and decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will book an appointment to have your records taken.
These include x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. They are needed to plan your treatment and to monitor its progress and results.
After your records have been examined and a treatment plan has been designed, you will now be ready to have the braces fitted. This is usually carried out in a single appointment.