A modern take on the traditional method of braces, lingual braces use the brackets and archwire system to move teeth into position, but are fitted to the inside surface of your teeth. This means they are virtually invisible to everyone around you.
How do lingual braces work?
Lingual braces look very similar to traditional metal (or buccal) braces – the main difference is, you can’t see them. That’s because lingual braces are fitted to the tongue side surface of your teeth. They do take a bit more getting used to than traditional braces fitted on the front surface of your teeth, and as a result your speech will be affected for the first couple of days once they’ve been fitted, but this won’t last long.
We’re specialists in lingual braces
At Allsopp Orthodontics, our principal dentist, Dr Jonathan Allsopp, is one of approximately 10 orthodontists in the UK to hold a formal qualification in lingual orthodontics. He has treated hundreds of patients using this discreet orthodontic treatment and perfected the method to get great results for each patient.
At Allsopp Orthodontics, we use the Incognito brand of lingual braces.
Benefits of lingual braces
- Virtually invisible method of orthodontic treatment
- No-one will be able to tell you’re having treatment
- Smaller brackets mean they’re reasonably comfortable to wear
- Get great results
- Can be used to fix most orthodontic problems