As we age and realize taking proactive steps toward correcting our smiles is necessary, utilizing traditional braces may not be the best solution, especially for our self-conscious patients. We get it! You want to show your smile, not your braces. At Orthodontic Nations, we offer our patients Lingual braces in Spring, the Woodlands, and Conroe, TX.
What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are placed on the back side of the teeth, making them hidden from view. You wouldn’t notice someone wearing these hidden braces unless they opened their mouth very wide. Lingual braces have the same primary goal as traditional braces: gradually moving the teeth into the correct position. Due to recent technological developments, lingual braces can now be precisely tailored to the inside contours of the upper and lower teeth, boosting comfort and reducing speech impairment. With lingual braces, you can smile with assurance while you discreetly undergo your treatment.
What are the Benefits of Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces offer many advantages over conventional braces. One significant advantage is that they are much less visible, making them a good option for people concerned about their appearance. Lingual braces also tend to be more comfortable than traditional braces, and they are less likely to irritate the tongue and gums. If you are considering Lingual braces, be sure to consult with the top orthodontist in the Woodlands and Conroe, Dr. Kaifeng Yin, to see if they are the right options for you.
At Orthodontic Nations, we are pleased to offer INBRACE lingual braces. We utilize INBRACE, the newest and most sophisticated type of lingual braces, to treat various orthodontic problems quickly and covertly. The efficiency, simplicity, and comfort of INBRACE set them apart from conventional lingual braces. With the help of INBRACE’s slim fit ligation system, healthy tooth movement can occur with less resistance. Additionally, computer customized to match your teeth, INBRACE enhances the effectiveness and personalization of the treatment.
Some of the benefits of INBRACE include the following:
- It can address various orthodontic problems, including mild, moderate, and severe malocclusions.
- Their brackets use a tiny clip to hold the wire in place rather than elastic ties to keep it in place.
- Wire insertion and removal are much simpler and faster now.
- Each patient will receive highly specialized care thanks to the customized wires to fit their smile
- There is a decreased requirement for wire adjustments every month.
- Flossing is made simpler by the wires’ design, which incorporates loops between the teeth.
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What is the Process for Getting Lingual Braces?
The process and procedure of Lingual braces are the same as traditional braces. Dr. Yin uses the latest technology to ensure a comfortable and efficient treatment process. The first step is to take x-rays and a digital scan of your teeth. You can expect Dr. Yin to thoroughly clean your teeth, apply a bonding agent to your teeth, and then attach the brackets. Lingual braces are positioned behind the teeth, facing the tongue, making placement more challenging than conventional metal braces. For this reason, instead of attaching each bracket one at a time, as with traditional braces, we will attach all the brackets at once utilizing the personalized, prefabricated bonding tras Once the brackets are attached, we will thread the wire through the brackets and secure it with elastic bands.
How Long is the Lingual Braces Treatment?
Lingual braces treatment typically takes 12-24 months, depending on the complexity of the cases. You will need to visit Dr. Yin every 8-10 weeks for adjustments. During your appointments, Dr. Yin will check your treatment progress and make any necessary adjustments. You will have a beautiful, healthy smile at the end of treatment!
Caring for Lingual Braces
Lingual braces require similar maintenance to traditional metal braces. The same safety precautions that apply to conventional metal braces should be followed. Foods that are chewy, firm, or sticky should be avoided by people wearing lingual braces. These foods can easily become wedged between braces and teeth, increasing the risk of tooth decay.
People with lingual braces should brush their teeth more frequently than those without braces. Dr. Yin at Orthodontic Nations recommends that lingual brace patients brush their teeth after every meal. Because floss can eliminate plaque and other debris from your teeth and lower your risk of tooth decay, it is also crucial to floss when wearing lingual braces.
Lingual Braces in the Woodlands and Conroe
Here at Orthodontic Nations, we proudly offer our patients lingual orthodontic braces (Inbrace). We encourage you to schedule a consultation with our office if you are interested in Lingual braces. During your consultation, Dr. Yin will assess your smile and develop a treatment plan that we tailor to your unique needs. We are confident that you will be thrilled with your results! Schedule an appointment today!