Are Lingual Braces A Good Option For You?

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If you have been told that you are a candidate for braces, you may have considered lingual braces. Often referred to as "invisible braces," these braces are placed on the back of your teeth and are therefore not very visible.

Many people do not think about lingual braces when they are told they need treatment. Here are a few things to consider if you are thinking about lingual braces.

Lingual Braces Are Discrete

Lingual braces may not be completely invisible, but you can hide their existence more easily than you would if you had traditional braces. This can be a big advantage for adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces.

If you want to get braces that are not easy for others to notice, this could be a great option if you are not a good candidate for invisible aligners.

They May Take Longer to Get Used To

Since they are placed on the back of your teeth, lingual braces can feel a bit strange at first. In fact, you may have some speech issues when you first start wearing them.

The braces may touch against the tongue at times, which can make wearing them more complicated. On the other hand, this can be less irritating to your gums and lips.

Lingual Braces Are Harder to Clean

Since they are on the back of your teeth, you may have to spend more time brushing each day to get the same clean feeling. You may need to spend more time brushing and flossing to make sure that your teeth and braces are clean.

A special toothbrush can help you clean your braces, but it can be harder to see exactly how clean they are. The good news is that the front of your teeth will look clean.

Lingual Braces Are Used to Fix Specific Issues

Lingual braces can address issues like teeth that are crowded or misaligned. Even if you have just a few minor issues to correct, lingual braces could be a good option for you. If you have a more complex issue, you may need to wear traditional braces.

Lingual Braces Cost More Than Traditional Braces

Lingual braces can be more expensive because they are more difficult to place and require special training. In fact, you should talk to your orthodontist about installing and maintaining your braces.

Make an Appointment With an Orthodontist

If you are considering lingual braces, talk to your orthodontist about your treatment options. They can help you decide if lingual braces are right for you. You may find that they are a slightly better option than traditional braces. 


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Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.