There are many benefits for those who have worn braces. Improved smiles are a given. But well-aligned teeth are also important for the future. The alignment of teeth can affect the way you chew and also the overall health of your mouth. This is why it is crucial to have the best teeth placement possible for your mouth. Here are some important reasons why lingual invisible braces might be your best choice.
These new braces offer a different solution for the process of creating a functional and beautiful set of teeth. This type of braces is attached behind the teeth rather than in front. The braces are hidden from view, are customized for each tooth, and are very comfortable because they are designed to fit snugly behind each of your teeth. These braces are the only kind that is 100 percent customized to each patient.
Once the brackets are attached to the backs of your teeth, the arch wires that must be periodically adjusted can help each tooth move into its correct position. The lingual arch wires are also tooth specific. An orthodontist or orthodontics dentist trained in lingual invisible orthodontics can then correct each tooth separately. In many cases, the entire process of aligning the teeth and jaw is faster.
One great benefit to this process is that the braces are hidden. For many patients, this is a top factor in deciding to have them. It can be very auspicious to know that the procedure will not affect appearances. In the past, people wearing braces have suffered all kinds of needless teasing. Traditional braces have never been pretty, so having the chance to wear hidden braces is a huge social improvement.
For many patients, simply learning to speak around traditional braces is frustrating. Having lingual placement of the brackets and wires may reduce speaking problems for some. Wearers also find that their tongues may be less likely to become irritated, but this depends on each individual. Caution still needs to be used when eating sticky or hard foods but the overall comfort of these new braces can be so much better that most people do not mind. There is also some difficulty with cleaning them because you can not see them as well.
Fewer adjustments are necessary when braces are attached with lingual placement. The arch wires are heavier and need fewer adjustments. Fewer visits to the orthodontist or orthodontics dentist are often required, but not always the case. Fewer treatments mean less overall discomfort during the process.
Not all patients are good candidates for lingual braces. The best candidates include adult professionals, adults and teens that participate in sports, musicians that sing, play brass or wind instruments, or anyone that is highly concerned about their appearance during orthodontic treatment.
Some problems include finding an orthodontist or orthodontics dentist who is trained to deal with the braces. It requires special training and not all orthodontists or orthodontics dentists have the education necessary to deal with them. So finding the care you need in order to have lingual invisible braces may be difficult.
Lingual invisible braces can be more expensive than traditional ones. The metals used are heavier and require specialized treatment. Each patient will have to consider whether or not the extra expense is worth it. And the cost will simply be out of reach for some.
There are some patients whose treatment needs are so severe that lingual braces will not be enough. The only way to know for certain is to have a consultation with an orthodontist or orthodontics dentist. You may be able to keep your beautiful smile all through your orthodontic treatment.