Internal lingual braces – A completely invisible orthodontic solution.
How Internal Lingual Braces Compare with Other Types of Braces
Internal lingual braces straighten and realign teeth just as well as conventional braces do. However, they work a little differently, which is why additional clinician training is necessary. They are perfect for people wanting a completely hidden orthodontic treatment. Internal lingual braces are undetectable by others because they are attached to the back of the teeth, so they are hidden from view.
The biggest difference with this treatment is that it can often take a few months longer to move teeth into the desired position. Your orthodontist will give you an accurate estimation upfront of the timeframe expected in your case.
What to Expect During Treatment
Lingual braces may initially take some getting used to, with speech sometimes being affected because of the position of the brackets near the tongue. However, patients do adapt to this, and their speech quickly returns to normal.
Most likely, you will need to visit your orthodontist every six to eight weeks to have your internal lingual braces adjusted, although if your treatment is complex you may need more regular adjustments. The wires and elastics will be changed at every visit.