Lingual Braces Bristol
The word ‘lingual’ refers to the attachment of braces to the back of the teeth, so they can’t be seen at all. With these braces, our specialist orthodontist at Queen Square Dental Clinic can straighten your teeth without you feeling self-conscious about your appearance during treatment. As lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth, you can smile confidently whilst your secret transformation is underway!
How do lingual braces work?
These exceptional braces are made using the most modern technology on the market and are completely bespoke to your mouth. The archwires and brackets are self-ligating and allow added comfort and ease of movement throughout the duration of treatment. They work in the same way as traditional fixed braces, with the huge advantage of being totally inconspicuous.
How are lingual braces fitted?
Lingual brace treatment is usually carried out within two appointments. In your first appointment at Queen Square Dental Clinic, we’ll take impressions of your teeth to send off to the laboratory so your bespoke brackets can be made. At the following appointment we will fit the braces behind your teeth; firstly we’ll cement the brackets onto the teeth and then we’ll place a wire onto the brackets. This will be tightened to begin the process of straightening.
The benefits of lingual braces
Obviously, the biggest benefit of lingual braces is that they are hidden behind the teeth, allowing for complete discretion. The brackets are designed to allow improved access for teeth cleaning and there’s no need to remove them to eat or drink. Additionally, the flat finish of the braces makes them comfortable to wear.
As well as being invisible, lingual braces are also one of the kindest fixed orthodontic treatments for your teeth. The back surface of your teeth is more resistant to decalcification, so braces attached here are safer than traditional orthodontics.
As they work in a similar way to conventional fixed braces, lingual braces are suitable for more severe orthodontic cases that require substantial tooth movement.
Caring for Lingual Braces
It’s important to stick to a strict oral hygiene routine when you’re wearing lingual braces. Teeth and gums must be kept healthy throughout the treatment process, but don’t worry – our specialist orthodontist Joseph McGill will talk you through exactly how to care for your teeth when you come for your brace fitting.
Sound like the ideal solution for you? Get in touch with Queen Square Dental Clinic today so we can transform your smile in secret!