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A 30-year-old member asked:

Do lingual braces cost more than regular braces?

4 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Gregori Kurtzman
Dentistry 36 years experience
Typically no: Typically no but not all patients are candidates for lingual braces. An alternative is six months smiles which uses clear brackets and a tooth color wire so they are not noticable unless very close to the person and treatment times are reduced usually being 6 months but this is recommended for esthetic changes for crowded front teeth or spaces and not issues with back teeth like tipping or rotatio.
Dr. Kim Capehart
Dentistry 21 years experience
Vary: The fees of other offices is not always readily available so each office has their own policies. I'm not sure of anyone that does lingual braces but you can always get consultations.
Dr. Hilary Baskin
Orthodontics 29 years experience
Yes, and ...: I would not recommend Lingual braces. They have their issues-- can cut your tongue, often impact speech, difficult to treat. We tried these for a while and decided not to treat using them. If you need an invisable solution, would strongly recommend you consider invisalign instead. Or better yet, consider clear brackets.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
Unknown: Cost of treatment depends on complexity of the case. If it will take longer to treat with lingual braces, because the inter bracket distances are smaller, the costs will be higher. Only your Orthodontist can answer your question as only he/she knows the complexity of your case.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between lingual braces and regular front braces?

6 doctor answers13 doctors weighed in
Dr. Woojin Woody Kwon
Dentistry 20 years experience
They look different!: Obviously, if we were to put brackets on lingual surfaces of teeth, instead of usual front side of teeth, they would not be visible to others. Lingual approach is mostly for esthetics, where one does not want to show others that he/she is going through orthodontic treatment. They are both designed to achieve proper alignment of teeth. Should consider invisalign if you are concerned with showing.
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