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If you need to have orthodontic braces fitted to your teeth to correct misalignment, there are several different options that our Ascent Dental Care dentists can offer you. One alternative which is very popular with patients is the lingual brace.

What are lingual braces?

Unlike other braces, lingual braces are fitted to the backs of each tooth rather than the front. This means that your braces are invisible to other people, which makes them perfect for adults who need to have teeth straightened since they can do the job you require without any problems at all. A couple of the popular systems we offer are STB and Incognito braces. While they are a very popular choice with adults due to their invisibility, we wanted to show you just how effective this orthodontic system is at straightening your smile.

How do lingual braces work?

The key to the effectiveness of your braces lies in how they manipulate your teeth into their new position. Lingual braces are positioned with the brackets on the opposite side of the tooth, meaning that they have to push gently and pull the teeth in entirely different ways to get the proper movement for your jawline. In addition, lingual braces are bonded to the backs of teeth in the same way as traditional braces do to the front, gently pulling the teeth into the correct position. This means that they can be used as an alternative to standard braces while you experience the benefit of having braces that can’t be seen.

Are lingual braces effective?

Many adults are conscious of having braces, and so lingual braces can benefit them by allowing the patients to wear them continuously, every day, for as long as they are needed. This makes them more effective than some of the removable braces, for example, which can be taken out for a period of time and does require dedicated patient compliance not to prolong treatment time. In addition, lingual braces tend to be more effective than the clear tray aligners as they are a fixed solution.

If you are interested in finding out more about lingual braces or our range of adult orthodontics, find your nearest Ascent Dental Care practice and book your FREE orthodontic consultation today!