Lingual braces in Chicago and Chicago suburbs
What are lingual braces?
Lingual braces work almost the same way as traditional braces. However there’s one very important cosmetic difference: the absence of metal brackets on the front of your teeth. The key difference with lingual braces is that they can be placed on the back of your teeth, hiding the majority of the metal parts. This means that they can align your teeth just as effectively as a traditional brace but without the aesthetic worries.
How are lingual braces attached to the teeth?
First, your Chicago and Chicago suburbs orthodontist Dr. Yarmolyuk will need to take impressions of your teeth. The impressions are then sent off to a specialist laboratory where each bracket in your lingual brace is custom made to fit your teeth. During your follow-up visit the orthodontist will transfer the brackets to the back of your teeth and cement them in place.
Lingual braces have several advantages over traditional braces. The main advantage is cosmetic, as lingual braces aren’t visible from the front which makes them an excellent option for patients who wish to avoid the highly-visible traditional braces. In addition to being completely invisible, your lingual braces will straighten and align your teeth in the same time frame as traditional braces (which can vary depending on the severity of the case). In many cases traditional braces aren’t suited to patients who play contact sports or certain wind instruments, making lingual braces the safest and most convenient option.