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can you get braces that go on the inside of your teeth?

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Dr. Michael Montgomery
40 years experience Dentistry
Yes: Braces along the inner (lingual) side of teeth are available. They are difficult to place and only a few dentists do them. I know of an attorney who went through 2 years of ortho using "lingual braces" and her secretary never knew she had braces.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013
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Dr. John Thaler
40 years experience Prosthodontics
Sometimes: There are some occasions when this can be done. Easier to maintain and more comfortable on outside. Also, more versatile and effective over time on outside.
Answered on Feb 1, 2013
Dr. S. jay Bowman
35 years experience Orthodontics
Yes: Lingual or invisible braces have been available since the mid-80s. They are not as comfortable and require an orthodontist who is dedicated and experienced with this approach as it's basically "outside-in." highly skilled orthodontist produce excellent results for many types of problems, but lingual is not for every case.
Answered on Aug 30, 2013
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