Know Why Lingual Braces Are Best to Restore Your Beautiful Smile
The use of Braces has been a common treatment procedure in Orthodontics for correcting overcrowded, crooked or misaligned teeth. You might have seen several kids, teenagers and even adults wearing different types of braces. The braces are generally suggested during early childhood. Dentists often suggest having a general consultation with an orthodontist before the child turns seven.
We at Masri Orthodontics believe that any sort of orthodontic or braces treatment should ideally be done between the age of seven to fourteen; if your child is already facing problems due to his wrongly placed teeth. However, with the advancements in technology and tools, it is now possible to provide successful braces treatments to adolescents as well as adults.
Signs You Need Braces
Before all of this, you first need to know, what are braces for and if you require them or not. Whether you are a teenager or adult, just look out for these signs or symptoms which will help you decide if you need need to see an orthodontist or not for Braces treatment:
- Crooked, crowded or overlapping teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Breathing through Mouth
- Teeth do not meet when the mouth is closed
- Frequent biting of the cheek or tongue
- Suffering from bad bites, crossbites, deep bites, underbites, open bites etc.
- Clinking Sound of jaws
If you notice any of the above symptoms, fix an appointment with your orthodontist. He will examine your teeth, gums and jaws, might ask you for an oral X-ray and then recommend an appropriate treatment plan.
Types of Braces Treatments
The Traditional Metal Braces that are usually recommended by orthodontists have been used for a long time for treating wrongly placed teeth. If you are not comfortable using them, since they make you conscious about your looks, there are other options you can go for.
Nowadays more and more people are switching to either of the given below options:
- Ceramic Braces
- Ceramic Veneers
- Lingual Braces
All these have a set of pros again cons against the traditional braces used earlier.
Of all the above it is the Lingual Braces that have become quite popular among people because of the amazing set of advantages they offer. The orthodontist at Masri Orthodontics explains why they should be your preferred choice when it comes to braces.
They are braces similar to traditional braces, the only difference being that they are placed on the backside of the teeth such that they face the palate and tongue. Hence the name Lingual Braces.
How they Work
They are made up of brackets and wires just like the traditional ones and work on a similar concept. Once you visit the orthodontist he will take an impression of your teeth and a customised set of Lingual braces are made and fixed on the back side of your teeth. They put pressure on your teeth and bring them to the correct position.
The biggest advantage of these braces is they are not visible since they are placed on the back of your teeth instead of the front surface as in traditional ones. So they are a boon for teenagers and adults who were not going for the braces treatment since it could affect their looks & smile; thus making them conscious during their day-to-day interactions.
After the initial placement, inside the mouth, the Lingual Braces are adjusted every six to eight weeks, so you have to fix an appointment with your orthodontist regularly in that time span so that the braces stay in the correct position and apply the right amount of pressure.
Lingual Braces vs Invisalign
While both do a similar job of aligning the wrongly placed teeth without being visible Lingual Braces are easy to maintain and carry as they are not to be removed and worn daily. They are fixed and adjusted only by an orthodontist after a specific time period.
Secondly, Invisalign is made of plastic and is not recommended for treating critical dental issues while the Lingual Braces are made of metal and are good for all sorts of dental problems.
Thirdly, the use of Invisalign requires frequent visits to the orthodontist which require more time and money compared to when you use Lingual Braces for which you need to visit your dentist once in 6-8 weeks.
Incognito Lingual Braces
There are a couple of brands you can select from when it comes to Lingual Braces but your orthodontist at Livonia highly recommends using Incognito Braces.
Every patient has a unique set of teeth and faces different problems. Keeping this fact in mind, Incognito manufacture 100% customised braces for every patient. Your orthodontist will take a digital impression and send it to Incognito where a specialised set of brackets and wires will be made for your teeth.
After six weeks, your orthodontist will receive the brace and he will carefully place them on the back side of your teeth. Since they face your palate and tongue they will cause a little discomfort in the beginning but gradually you will get used to it.
Another good part about Incognito Lingual braces is that they can be used by people of all ages. Anyone seeking braces treatment but is conscious about his or her appearance or smile can choose these whether he is 13 years old, 30 or even 60.
So if you are an adult professional who is worried about his looks, or someone who is into contact sports, or you play wind instruments, then these braces are the perfect solution to your problem. These braces bring the best results in terms of teeth alignment without affecting the front surface of your teeth.
Besides this, the Incognito braces are similar to any other braces. They are easy to use and do not cause pain or affect your speech. But the only disadvantage of these is that they are a little more expensive than the traditional ones.
Incognito Lingual Braces are a perfect choice for all sorts of dental problems for people of all ages. Our team at Masri Orthodontics has used them for hundreds of patients who have successfully gone through the treatment to get their original & natural smile back. Our team has trained professionals who can precisely give these braces treatment to get the desired results.
We all have a right to beautiful and impressive smiles. With these invisible braces to our rescue, we do not even have to worry about our looks and appearance. So if you have been depriving yourself of the much-needed braces treatment, visit your nearest orthodontist in Livonia.