What Are Lingual Braces?

When you begin the journey to your perfect smile, it is important that you understand your options. When you are talking to some doctors, you may get a lot of medical terms thrown at you. The whole experience can be so confusing. But not here at West Seneca Orthodontist. We are here to help you get to your new, perfect smile in the best way that fits your lifestyle! Our office is full of knowledgeable, friendly staff that are always here to help you! We have put together some information on lingual braces so you can rest assured that you are making the best choice.


What are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are a way to straighten teeth without the look of braces! The appliance goes behind your teeth, making them almost invisible to anyone besides yourself. To get lingual braces, you must get impressions of your teeth. Those impressions will allow for custom brackets to be made. A lingual braces certified orthodontist will be happy to place those brackets on the back of your teeth,so you can start this exciting journey. Keep in mind, this process can take up to 10 weeks.


How Do Lingual Braces Work?

Much like normal metal braces, lingual braces work by applying gentle continuous pressure to your teeth until they move into proper position. This kind of treatment normally spans between 18-36 months.


What Else Should I Know?

Due to the way lingual braces are made, they may cost a bit more than traditional braces. Not all orthodontists offer lingual braces because they are a speciality! There is also extensive training and certifications needed in order to provide lingual braces.


West Seneca Orthodontist is one of the only offices in Western New York to offer lingual braces. Our Incognito braces are perfect for those who want to have a perfect smile, but are looking for a cosmetically pleasing method. Call our office today to schedule a consultation or appointment! We are always looking for new smiles to perfect! We look forward to you becoming a part of the West Seneca Orthodontist family!

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