Lingual Bracket Therapy
Lingual Bracket (arch wires hidden behind teeth)
Lingual brackets are placed at tongue side of your teeth and provide immediate aesthetic solution. They have all characteristics of conventional brackets, but they are comfortable from aesthetic aspect, since they cannot be seen by others. Treatment takes 18 to 24 months – a period similar for conventional brackets. Similar to conventional therapies, success rates are high. Since lingual brackets contact to the tongue, patient may experience minimal discomfort in adaption period. However, such problems disappear in 1 to 2 weeks after tongue adaptation is completed.
Why is Lingual Bracket preferred?
If facial appearance is very important for you and you think that conventional brackets will annoy you, lingual bracket is a good option for you. If you are meeting people face-to-face due to your occupation and if you feel more comfortable when your brackets are not seen, lingual brackets are, undoubtedly, the best solutions.
You are thinking about fixing your teeth with brackets but you have concerns about influence of arch wires on your appearance. And you get tired of closing your mouth while laughing since you are embarrassed of the appearance of your teeth. In this case, one of your alternatives is lingual brackets.
What Are the Advantages of Lingual Bracket?
They pose aesthetic comfort since they are not visible. If you do sports or playing instrument, lingual brackets are very appropriate for you.
What Are the Disadvantages of Lingual Bracket?
They are not appropriate for people who have very small teeth or people with overbite problem. Some people may experience difficulty in getting used to lingual brackets. Generally, tongue may be irritated and swallowing problem may occur.