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Lingual Braces

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Aura Dental The Aura Centre
Charlbert Street, St. John's Wood, London NW8 7BT
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A healthy straight smile is important currency in our modern, image conscious world. Many adults are dissatisfied with their appearance and would like to make changes to their teeth or get them straightened. But because orthodontic treatment takes time, many people are concerned about how braces might affect their work or social life during the period of treatment.

Lingual braces are a modern development in orthodontic dentistry and an alternative to front-of-teeth braces. They are fixed instead to the back of the teeth to provide a cosmetic solution for those who want their teeth straightened but are self-conscious about the braces showing.

To fit lingual braces, we will need to take an impression of the teeth where we will ask you to bite down on a soft silicone material, or take a digital impression, which our partner dental laboratory will then use to create customised metal brackets. At a future appointment, we will cement these brackets onto the back surfaces of your teeth and attach an arch wire using tiny elastic bands.

Like traditional fixed braces, lingual braces gradually shift the teeth into a new position over time, usually between 12 and 18 months depending on the severity of the problem.

With any type of brace, it is harder to keep the mouth and teeth clean and free of bacteria, therefore your teeth are susceptible to staining and decay. An added advantage of lingual braces and their position on the back of the teeth is that it removes the risk of this type of damage to the front of the teeth.

You will need to visit the surgery regularly over this period for check-ups and tightening, and pay particular attention to your dental hygiene regime in order to avoid decay and gum disease.

Lingual braces cost more than traditional braces because of the bespoke nature of the treatment but many professional people prefer this discreet option. Because these braces are individually designed and manufactured for you, they help solve your personal orthodontic issues.

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