What is Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are attached to the inside or lingual side of the teeth to allow tooth movements to be carried out while making them completely non-visible. This advanced method makes lingual orthodontics particularly well-suited for adults and especially appealing for adults whose professions keep them in the public eyes. No one can tell they are wearing these braces. Patients can enjoy the process of orthodontia while still retaining a natural smile.

Lingual braces are made up of two main components: the small metal pieces (known as brackets) attached directly to the teeth, and the wire which connects them together (known as the arch wire). With standard braces, the brackets are cemented to the front of the teeth, which are quite uniform in their shape. However, lingual brackets are attached to the back side of the teeth.

The back side of each tooth has its own unique shape-unlike the front of each tooth. Each lingual bracket must be custom-formed to the unique shape of each individual tooth. Treatment for lingual braces are usually more difficult than that of standard braces, thus only orthodontists trained in lingual technique are able to offer this form of specialized treatment.

Hidden braces 

Lingual braces are fixed braces placed on the inner side of teeth. At BIDH orthodontic clinic, STb light lingual braces are used for lingual orthodontic cases. The STb system brackets are smaller than typically brands and whilst utilizing self-ligating concept.

Why Lingual Braces?

  1. Hidden thus not visible that braces are being worn.
  2. Lingual braces can be used for cases that are not suitable for clear aligner but require aesthetics and non-visible treatment. It has bite opening and better anchorage control.
  3. Less speech hindrance due to small bracket design for minimal impact on tongue position and speech.
  4. Braces is fixed appliances therefore there is no compliance issues and interruptions in treatment time as with clear aligners.
  5. Lingual braces can be used on majority of cases indication just like traditional metal and clear fixed braces.

Invisible Orthodontics Specialists

In Thailand, only a hand full of orthodontist specialists are trained in lingual technique.

It is important to choose a trained braces expert who specially trained to treat functional occlusion bite problems for successful results.

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Lingual Case Gallery

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Before lingual braces

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During lingual treatment

Invisible braces

After lingual treatment

Questions on Hidden Braces

How is lingual braces done?

1.First Evaluation and diagnosis

  • Medical records are made including a panoramic x-ray and celphlometric x-ray and study model
  • An appropriate treatment plan is made based on analysis of the gathered information that is discussed with you

2.Pre-orthodontic treatment

  • Any required pre-orthodontic treatment is done such as tooth extraction, gum treatment or teeth scaling
  • An teeth impression is then taken for the lingual braces labwork to be made

3.Fitting of braces

  • Once the lingual braces labwork is ready, this is fitted onto the lingual side or hidden side of your teet

4.Monthly visits are made to adjust your braces on monthly basis

5.Retainers usually need to be worn during night time after braces are removed

What do I expect after lingual hidden braces fitting?

Most people have some discomfort after their braces are first put on or when adjusted during treatment. After the braces are on, teeth may become sore and may be tender to biting pressures for a few days. Patients can usually manage this discomfort well with whatever pain medication they might commonly take for a headache. The orthodontist will advise patients and/or their parents what, if any, pain relievers to take. The lips, cheeks and tongue may also become irritated for one to two weeks as they toughen and become accustomed to the surface of the braces.

How do I care for my hidden braces?
  1. Patients with braces must be careful to avoid hard and sticky foods
  2. Patients must not chew on pens, pencils or fingernails because chewing on hard things can damage the braces. Damaged braces will almost always cause treatment to take longer
  3. Teeth and braces would need to be kept cleaned every day if the teeth and gums are to be healthy during and after orthodontic treatment
  4. Follow your orthodontist directions on how often to brush, how often to floss and he use of other cleaning aids to help maintain good dental health
How much does lingual braces costs?

Lingual braces fees are normally relative costly compared to metal, clear and speed braces. This is because you will need a orthodontic specialists who is trained and qualified to do lingual braces. In Thailand, there are less than a handful of orthodontists experienced on these hidden braces.

Your lingual orthodontist will need to have special labwork prepared prior to its fitting. He or she will need to be knowledgeable about inner lingual mechanics to properly shift teeth into position. Learn more about BIDH lingual brace fees.

Summary

Lingual braces requires a special type of orthodontists to treat and perform. Braces are placed on the internal side of teeth making then hidden. These hidden braces are suitable for adults and individuals working in the limelight that do not want to show they are wearing orthodontic appliances.

Discover more about having braces in bangkok and hidden braces.

Consult Our Orthodontic clinic

We are one of the few dental clinic in bangkok with lingual orthodontist specialists. Get a consultation with our braces experts.

Why Choose BIDH Orthodontic Clinic?

  1. At our braces clinic, all our orthodontic cases are treated by orthodontists. They are dental experts that undergo additional years of training at their universities to detect and treat facial and bite abnormalities. They specifically look at your bite and occlusion to treat bites that are incorrrect.
  2. BIDH bangkok dental selects its braces dentists. Many of them are American board certired, Australian board or Japan board certified. This means that your orthodontist has additional degrees and training overseas in USA, Australia and Japan. They are able to practice and treat patients in those countries.
  3. As our team of experienced orthodontists are invisalign diamond providers for invisible orthodontists. They thereafter treat a few hundreds of invisalign orthodontic bases each year to attain their tier awards.
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  1. At our orthodontic braces dental clinic in BIDH, your orthodontist uses digitalized technologies including:
    • Digital panoramic and cephalometric x-rays : scans are taken by latest Planmeca advance imaging units that provides for one of the world’s lowest dosage exposure for your safety
    • Intra-oral scanners : takes a digital impression of your teeth without the need for conventional messy moulds and tastes. Digital scans are sent directly to dental labs for customize your orthodontic braces
    • Invisalign ClinCheck : softwares that simulates before to after case scenarios for you to picture end results and confirm treatment plan
    • Clear aligners : you are able to opt for removable braces using invisalign clear aligners that you are able to clean easy with comfort
    • Non-visible braces : there are now various orthodontic options whereby your treatment is non-visible or invisalign that includes invisalign, clear braces, self-ligating clear braces and lingual braces. It is especially suitable for adult orthodontics.
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