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What are lingual braces?

Rosenberg Orthodontics is pleased to provide lingual braces for our Hartford County patients. Lingual braces are a special type of orthodontic therapy that is placed on the back of the teeth. This strategic procedure makes them almost impossible for other people to notice. Thus, they are a wonderful option if you would like the advantages of conventional metal braces without looking like you are wearing them. If you want to know more about these braces or other straightening treatments, schedule an appointment at one of our many Connecticut locations.

Who should get lingual braces?

An orthodontic treatment, like lingual braces, may help patients who have misaligned, gapped, or crowded teeth or an underbite, overbite, or crossbite to acquire straighter teeth. Unlike traditional braces, lingual braces will be set behind the teeth on the tongue (lingual) side. Though the brackets are made from stainless steel, lingual braces are hard for other people to notice. So they are an excellent choice for adults, particularly those who are active in sports.

How are lingual braces placed?

The procedure for lingual braces is slightly different compared to conventional braces because the braces are behind the teeth rather than the front side. After impressions are completed, metal mounts will be specially ordered. This method takes about 1 – 2 weeks. You will then come back to Rosenberg Orthodontics to get your mounts and wires applied. This procedure usually requires a few hours to finish. Schedule an appointment with our lingual orthodontist in Hartford County, CT for more information.

What happens after lingual braces are placed?

Once you receive lingual braces, or braces for behind teeth, you need to pay careful attention to your dental hygiene routine. Flossing, brushing, and using mouthwash are important so that food does not get trapped in the brackets. Routine follow-ups should also be scheduled at Rosenberg Orthodontics to make sure your teeth are adjusting at the right speed and your lingual braces are fitting properly. You might experience some discomfort when the braces are applied; however, in time, your mouth will adapt. Lingual braces are usually used for 18 – 36 months for ideal outcomes. However, the treatment time can vary, depending on your individual objectives and requirements.

What do lingual braces cost?

During your consultation, we will talk about price quotes for lingual braces, as well as alternative orthodontic methods in your consultation. We will talk to you about the payments we take and how to locate medical financing. If you are using dental insurance, we will contact your provider to verify your coverage and determine your out-of-pocket expenses.

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Lingual Braces FAQ

Can you talk normally with lingual braces?
Each patient's experience will vary. You may have trouble with the letter "s" and have a slight lisp. You may also experience a slight whistle when you talk. Within a few weeks, you'll adjust, and any speech problems will begin to disappear. Schedule an appointment to learn more about braces for behind teeth and how they can work for you.

Do lingual braces hurt the tongue?
During the first two weeks, you may experience irritation as you adjust to your lingual hidden braces. After the first few weeks, your tongue will get used to the braces, and you shouldn't experience discomfort. If you experience discomfort regularly, schedule an appointment with our lingual braces orthodontist near you.

How do I clean my lingual braces?
Brushing and flossing with lingual braces can be tricky when compared to traditional metal braces. It's recommended that you brush on top of the brackets and angle your toothbrush to brush between the brackets and your teeth. If you have trouble brushing or flossing, our lingual orthodontist in Hartford County, CT can help provide you with tips and tricks to make it easier.

Limited visibility braces

If you are hoping to straighten and enhance your teeth, but you do not want to have the look of conventional braces, then lingual braces may be a fantastic choice for you. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth for limited visibility. Rosenberg Orthodontics encourages you to schedule an appointment at one of our offices in Hartford County to find out more information on lingual braces and other teeth-straightening treatments.

*Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary from person to person. Images may contain models.