Hidden braces, with the accuracy of a bespoke fixed appliance, sitting on the inside of the teeth.
When appropriate, customised appliances such as Incognito lingual braces or hidden braces can offer accurate and predictable results, as well as discreet orthodontic treatment.
Sitting on the inside of the teeth, these fixed lingual appliances are popular with adult patients and are one of the most effective invisible treatments available.
Braces Behind Teeth
Metal mouth. Ugly Betty. It’s no fun having braces as a teenager, but what about when you’re an adult?
So, your teeth have started to shift later in life and now you’re worried about the stigma of wearing a metal smile? Unappealing, right? You’re not alone!
Well there’s good news and bad news.
The good news is that thanks to modern technology and lingual orthodontics, there is now a unique way of disguising your braces behind your teeth.
Yes, we have invisible solutions to straightening your teeth meaning that you can wear braces without them being seen. Unlike traditional front braces, lingual braces are attached to the backside of your teeth. This means that no one will ever be able to see that you have braces because all the magic is happening behind your teeth.
There’s more good news. Braces behind teeth (lingual braces) are also as comfortable than traditional ones and seem similar when it comes to pain, eating and oral hygiene.
Now for the bad news. There are a couple of considerations to factor in with braces behind teeth. They’re hidden from the public eye which means that food build up can easily go unnoticed for a while if you don’t keep up good oral hygiene. Lingual braces can also take a bit longer to get used to compared to standard front braces. But like anything, once you become more comfortable with how they feel they’ll bother you less over time.
What is the treatment process for lingual braces?
The treatment process will always vary depending on your specific case which is why it’s always great to book in a consultation to discuss your needs in more detail with your orthodontist.
As per the standard process for getting braces, lingual braces are 100% customised for your teeth which is why we take very precise impressions of your teeth in order to produce your braces.
Once your lingual braces are received by your orthodontist, we will take you through a process to help you prepare your teeth before putting on your new braces. From there, your orthodontist will ask you to come in for appointments to monitor your progress.
The total time required to wear braces behind your teeth will vary however a consultation with your local Clarkson orthodontist will help determine what your treatment process will look like in more detail.
Will lingual braces hurt?
You will experience some soreness and discomfort as your mouth starts to adjust to the treatment, as is the case for all brace treatments. Your orthodontist will provide you with guidance on how to adjust to braces behind teeth and how to properly care for them.
Do braces behind teeth cost more than traditional front braces?
Lingual braces, lingual orthodontics or braces behind teeth will likely cost more than standard braces due to the customisation required to fit your mouth.
The good news is that the price for ‘discretely’ straightening out your teeth with lingual braces is generally a much cheaper solution than invisible braces but, you still get the benefit of having braces that aren’t seen.
In many cases, if your insurance covers traditional braces then it’s likely that they will cover lingual braces as well. However, it’s best to set up a consultation with your Orthodontist to help you understand the cost and payment options in more detail.
Are you ready to speak to an Orthodontist about braces behind teeth?
Whether you or your teen require braces, there are options available to you that can help you keep them hidden if required for personal or professional purposes. For more information about braces behind teeth call (08) 6169 1699 today.
With treatments available to suit every need and lifestyle it’s important to get a clear understanding on which specific treatment would work best for you or your child. So, before you decide on your treatment option we recommend you make an appointment with your orthodontist to find out if lingual braces, lingual orthodontics or braces behind teeth will work for you.
Lingual Braces vs Invisalign
Oasis Orthodontics will evaluate your teeth’s condition. From there, your orthodontist can provide you with the best choice. Hidden braces, also known as incognito, lingual, or hidden braces, are those attached to the back of your teeth. They are, as the name suggests, hidden as opposed to traditional braces that are located at the front.
Technically speaking, lingual braces are invisible. It is why some patients get a little bit confused when they have the option to choose between hidden and invisible braces.
To be specific, invisible braces are the popular Invisalign aligners. They are clear and made of plastic. You can remove them whenever you want, especially when you eat to avoid discomfort and staining. Therefore, the most significant difference between the two is that hidden braces remain at the back of the teeth while Invisalign is removable.
Similarities of Hidden Braces and Invisalign
Lingual or hidden braces have wires and brackets just like traditional braces. However, they are placed at the back of the teeth, making them more discreet.
Both Invisalign and hidden braces are perfect for teens and adults who do not want their peers to notice their braces.
These two are effective in treating orthodontic problems, such as misalignment, crowding, and overbites. However, they also have some limitations. There are bite conditions in which lingual and Invisalign cannot be used. For example, deep overbites are not recommended for those who may want to use Invisalign and lingual braces.
By getting a thorough investigation with Oasis Orthodontics, we can help you determine the best type of treatment for your case – whether it is Invisalign, lingual braces, or another procedure.
Differences between Incognito and Invisalign Aligners
Unlike hidden braces, which remain on your teeth for the duration of the treatment, you can remove your Invisalign anytime you want. However, it is advised to wear them at least 20 hours a day. This way, your treatment will progress faster.
Wearing aligners offers less discomfort for the wearer. Only a few teeth will move at a particular time. It alleviates the pain because the force exerted on the teeth is controlled and timed perfectly. Invisalign aligners are usually switched out every couple of weeks. This way, the teeth will shift and gain better alignment.
You will typically have to visit your orthodontist to ensure that the Invisalign still works for your mouth. Wearers can brush and floss their teeth, unlike with hidden braces where flossing is restricted.
Upon close inspection of the benefits and limitations of Invisalign and hidden braces, you should now have some idea about the best approach for your orthodontic treatment requirements.