Top 20 Doctor insights on: Lingual braces

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How well do lingual braces work?

How well do lingual braces work?

Would not recommend: 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. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Braces (Definition)

They are used in orthodontics. The braces are put onto the teeth at precise anatomical locations, and wire runs through the braces and brings teeth into proper alignment. This is a very short answer for a very ...Read more


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Do lingual braces cost more than regular braces?

Do lingual braces cost more than regular braces?

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. ...Read more

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What type of bite do people who need lingual braces have?

Where there is room: Lingual braces can be used for othodontic tooth movements in bites that have enough room for the brackets. Any case in which the overjet of your teeth will accommodate the thickness of the braces. Overjet is the front\back distance between your upper and lower front teeth. As opposed the the overbite which is the overlap of your teeth. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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Can getting lingual braces affect your overbite?

Can getting lingual braces affect your overbite?

Yes: The goal of all braces is too optimize your bite, both cosmetically and functionally. Lingual braces is one option used so that the brackets and wires are not visible, but there are some limitations with this system. Talk to an orthodontist about to answer your questions and find out what will work best for your particular mouth. ...Read more

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How do I find the price of getting lingual braces in brazil?

Ask: I don't know where you live but....If. You want to find out the cost of orthodontics in brazil, then email or call the brazillian orthodontic society or the brazillian dental board. If you can track down a brazillian dentist or orthodontist that might answer your questions. ...Read more

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How effective are the lingual braces and invisalign?

How effective are the lingual braces and invisalign?

They all work.: Lingual braces and invisalign may take a little longer than conventional brackets but they will get the job done eventually too. Talk to the doctor and get all the info on cost, approximate length of treatment, and how you may be "bothered" by the treatments. ...Read more

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Could lingual braces be used to cure tooth impaction?

Maybe: It depends on the level of impaction and which particular tooth. Lingual braces add a layer of complexity to treatment that will take usually longer in time and cost. ...Read more

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How well does invisalign's or the lingual braces work?

How well does invisalign's or the lingual braces work?

UInvisalignse: There are a host of issues with incognito including impacted speech and overall treatment results. We will not treat using incognito. That said, invislaign can be quite effective for many mild to moderate cases. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ceramic braces and lingual braces?

What is the difference between ceramic braces and lingual braces?

The difference is.,: Ceramic braces attach to the front of your teeth just like traditional metal braces. The difference is the brackets are made of tooth colored ceramic instead of metal. Lingual braces attach to the tongue side of your teeth. Not everyone has enough room on the backside of their upper front teeth to fit lingual braces. Only an orthodontist can determine which will work better for you. ...Read more

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Should I get invisalign or incognito lingual braces? Which is better?

Compliance: If you are a compliant patient, and wear your aligners as you should (22 hours per day), then choose invisalign. If you may not be so compliant, and do not trust yourself, then go for lingual braces. ...Read more

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Do lingual braces have any effect on your speech and the appearance of your jaw?

Maybe: It will probably take some time for the tongue to get used to the braces on the back of the teeth so you may talk funny or lisp for a bit. It shouldn't and won't change the appearance of your jaw, however. ...Read more

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I've heard that lingual braces cost more than the front-of-the-teeth sort. Is this true? Do they function just the same? I'm looking into closing spaces between my front four teeth without going with standard braces and so I am am trying to choose between

I've heard that lingual braces cost more than the front-of-the-teeth sort. Is this true? Do they function just the same? I'm looking into closing spaces between my front four teeth without going with standard braces and so I am am trying to choose between

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. ...Read more

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Can I get a sexually transmited disease from scratches (but with no blood) on my tongue by lingual braces?

Can I get a sexually transmited disease from scratches (but with no blood) on my tongue by lingual braces?

Possible: Having scratches on your tongue from your braces could be open breaks in the skin which makes you more susceptible to infection. Contact with blood, saliva and genital fluids may allow for bacteria, viruses and fungus to pass into your body. Stds included. ...Read more

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Can lingual braces work when you have a overbite and gaps in you teeth?

Lingual braces: Lingual braces may take a longer time to complete the treatment, limited access to care (they require specialized training to install and maintain), more expensive and unpredictable. Talk to your orthodontist about Invisalign. It can be a good alternative to traditional braces or lingual braces with some limitations.
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Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Are invisalign and braces behind your teeth (lingual braces) equivalent to regular braces?

Not equivalent: Traditional braces are still the gold standard, best result in shortest time. Clear aligners are only about half as effective as braces, with higher risk of relapse because of inability to ideally position roots in supporting bone. They are also not effective for complex issues. Lingual braces take longer, are harder to get used to, and "finishing" can be a challenge. ...Read more

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Can you tell me are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

Can you tell me are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

No: First, they are metal, second, most people have terrible experiences with them as the brackets, placed lingually, can cause significant irritation to your tongue, 3rd they are typically less effective. Those are all reasons why we won't even provide them. I would look into clear brackets or invisalign to obtain the invisible results you want far more effectively and less painfully. ...Read more

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Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

Can you tell me, are lingual (invisible) braces better than metal braces?

No: First, they are metal, second, most people have terrible experiences with them as the brackets, placed lingually, can cause significant irritation to your tongue, 3rd they are typically less effective. Those are all reasons why we won't even provide them. I would look into clear brackets or invisalign to obtain the invisible results you want far more effectively and less painfully. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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Lingual (Definition)

It is near the tongue. So a tooth surface that is on the tongue side is called lingual a surface. In ...Read more