Powerful, Hidden Treatment
At Jensen Orthodontic Arts, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatments to suit your needs, and patients in and around McKinney love the discretion and ease of use of lingual braces.
What Are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are at the cutting edge of orthodontic treatment. Powerful and discreet, they function much like traditional braces but from the backsides of your teeth. That means they’re essentially invisible.
Lingual braces are a type of orthodontic treatment that uses brackets and wires to straighten your teeth, just like traditional metal braces. The key difference is that lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth, tongue-side, so they are virtually invisible from the front.
If you want orthodontic treatment but don’t want to draw attention to it, lingual braces could be the perfect solution for you.
How Do Lingual Braces Work?
Like traditional braces, lingual braces use brackets and wires to slowly move your teeth into the desired position. The difference is that lingual braces are custom-made to fit the back of your teeth, which means they are hidden from view.
At Jensen Orthodontic Arts, we use state-of-the-art technology to create custom brackets and wires that are tailored to your specific needs so your treatment is as effective and efficient as possible.
Lingual Braces vs. Traditional Metal Braces
The main difference between lingual braces and traditional metal braces is that lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth, while traditional braces are placed on the front. This means that lingual braces are invisible when people see you smile, which makes them a great option for people who are self-conscious about wearing braces.
Another difference is that lingual braces may take a bit longer to adjust to than traditional braces. Since they are placed on the back of your teeth, it’s important to learn from Dr. Jensen the proper way to clean them.
Also, based on their position behind the teeth, they can cause some discomfort at first. However, most patients adjust to their lingual braces within a few weeks and find them to be just as comfortable as traditional braces.
Lingual braces are a powerful tool in Dr. Jensen’s toolkit for your smile. Let’s look at the main benefits of lingual braces:
They’re virtually invisible! Since Dr. Jensen places them on the back of your teeth, no one can see them without looking directly inside your mouth.
This makes lingual braces an ideal option if you want to straighten your teeth without drawing attention to your choice in orthodontic treatment.
Lingual braces are just as effective as traditional braces and can treat a wide range of orthodontic issues, from minor crowding to more complex cases.
Braces brackets work by applying gentle but consistent pressure to your teeth, gradually shifting them into their correct positions over time.
Unlike removable aligners, lingual braces are fixed to your teeth, so there's no need to worry about removing and replacing them throughout the day.
This makes them a convenient option for people who lead busy lives or have trouble remembering to wear their aligners.
Improved Oral Hygiene
Since Dr. Jensen places the brackets on the back of your teeth, they’re easier to clean than traditional braces.
There's no need to worry about food particles getting stuck in between the brackets and wires, which can be a common issue with front-facing braces.
Should You Get Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are a great option if you want to straighten your teeth discreetly. These types of braces can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic issues, including overcrowding, overbites, underbites, and more.
At the end of the day, Dr. Jensen’s commitment to excellence and sincerity means he'll always work with you to develop the treatment plan that best suits your specific needs and priorities.
The best way to determine whether lingual braces are right for you is to schedule a free orthodontic consultation with us at Jensen Orthodontic Arts.