Patients who are highly concerned with the braces being placed on front surface of teeth, benefits most with lingual braces especially adult patients.
The process of lingual braces involves taking an impression of the teeth, which is then sent to the dental lab to create customized brackets. These brackets are then cemented on to the back surface of the teeth.
Just like conventional braces, these lingual braces apply constant steady pressure on the teeth to guide them slowly into desired position. Duration of treatment remains the same like conventional braces.
Over a period of time lingual braces have found high acceptance among adult patients. The application of CAD – CAM technology during placement of lingual braces has improved the results making it more predictable.
Some patients might have difficulty in chewing, speaking and tongue soreness with lingual braces. All these problems improve as the treatment proceeds.
Just like traditional braces, lingual braces also require proper maintenance to prevent tooth decay and gum problems.
Use of orthodontic brush, interdental brush, dental floss and mouthwash is recommended for maintenance of lingual braces.