When it comes to straightening your teeth, the first thought is always braces. However, a mouth full of metal isn’t visibly appealing. Fortunately, hidden lingual braces offer a discreet orthodontic option.
What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces function like traditional braces, with an archwire threaded through brackets bonded to the teeth. But, instead of being fitted to the front of the teeth, they are instead affixed to the back of the teeth. Set up in this way, lingual braces are hidden behind your teeth and virtually invisible while still working to correct misalignments in the teeth. The brackets and the archwires used in these braces are customized for each patient.
Benefits of Lingual Braces
Lingual braces are an excellent option for incognito hidden braces since the brackets are hidden behind the teeth. Lingual fixed braces stay out of sight and help patients self-conscious about how they may look with braces feel comfortable and confident. They are a great discreet option for straightening teeth when something like Invisalign clear aligners would not be the best option. Adults and teens who want to maintain their confidence when they smile are the ones who find the most benefit with lingual braces.
Aside from aesthetics, lingual braces are better for correcting specific orthodontic issues versus braces or clear aligners such as a deep overbite. Lingual braces are customized for your specific needs. The brackets are fitted to each tooth, and they are smaller than the conventional brackets making them more comfortable.
How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost?
The price for Lingual braces tend to be more expensive than conventional braces for a couple of reasons:
- Applying braces to the back of the teeth is more complicated and complex than applying them to the front, requiring a lingual braces orthodontist.
- Because lingual braces are custom-fitted for each patient, lab costs for fabricating them are higher.
Of course, the cost varies on a case-by-case basis. Since lingual braces tend to be a more aesthetic-based choice of treatment option, insurance may not always cover the full cost of treatment. Contact one of our orthodontic offices, and we can help verify your coverage.
Your Lingual Braces Orthodontist
For over 25 years, Dr. Stadiem and his team have provided patients in Loveland and Cincinnati with quality, state-of-the-art orthodontic care. With affordable treatment options, flexible payment plans, flexible scheduling that works with you, and a dedication to safety and comfort, it’s no wonder patients choose Northeast Orthodontic Specialists for their dental needs again and again.
To schedule an appointment with our specialists, feel free to get in touch with us. We look forward to helping you achieve your best smile!