Behind the Smile: Lingual Braces Unveiled at Davis Family Orthodontics

In the quest for a perfectly aligned smile, lingual braces are a distinctive choice, offering both subtlety and effectiveness in orthodontic treatment. At Davis Family Orthodontics, led by the esteemed Dr. Laura Davis across Lawrenceville, Morrow, Stone Mountain, and Loganville, GA, patients are exploring the world of lingual braces as a virtually invisible solution to teeth straightening. This detailed exploration delves into the pros and cons of lingual braces, providing valuable insights for those considering this innovative treatment option.

Lingual Braces: A Closer Look

Lingual braces, often described as “braces behind the teeth,” utilize the same metal brackets and wires as traditional braces but are placed on the interior surfaces of the teeth. This placement makes them invisible to others, offering an appealing option for adults and teens who are conscious of the appearance of braces. Dr. Laura Davis highlights, “Lingual braces offer an aesthetic alternative without compromising the effectiveness of orthodontic treatment.”

The Advantages of Lingual Braces


The most compelling advantage of lingual braces is their inconspicuous nature. Patients can undergo comprehensive orthodontic treatment without the braces being visible, making lingual braces a favored choice for those in professional roles or highly conscious of their appearance.


Lingual braces are tailor-made to fit the unique contour of each tooth, providing a personalized treatment plan that ensures efficiency and comfort.


Despite their hidden placement, lingual braces are highly effective in correcting many orthodontic issues, from simple misalignments to more complex bite problems.

Considering the Drawbacks

While lingual braces offer distinct advantages, there are considerations to weigh before opting for this treatment:

Adjustment Period:

The tongue’s proximity to lingual braces can result in an initial adjustment period, with patients experiencing discomfort or a slight impact on speech. However, these issues generally subside as one becomes accustomed to the braces.

Oral Hygiene Challenges:

Maintaining optimal oral hygiene requires more effort with lingual braces, given their placement. Specialized tools and meticulous cleaning techniques are necessary to prevent plaque buildup and ensure gum health.

Treatment Complexity:

Certain orthodontic cases may present more challenges when treated with lingual braces, potentially leading to longer treatment times than traditional braces. Dr. Davis emphasizes, “A comprehensive evaluation is essential to determine if lingual braces are the most suitable option for your orthodontic needs.”

Cost Consideration:

The customization and specialized technique in applying lingual braces often result in a higher cost than other orthodontic treatments. Patients need to consider this investment in the context of the benefits offered by the treatment.

The Davis Family Orthodontics Experience

Choosing lingual braces at Davis Family Orthodontics means receiving care that is as personalized as the treatment itself. Dr. Laura Davis and her team are dedicated to ensuring that patients are fully informed, comfortable, and supported throughout their orthodontic journey. From the initial consultation to when your braces are removed, the focus is on achieving optimal results with a patient-centered approach.

For those contemplating lingual braces, Dr. Davis advises a consultation to discuss individual goals, lifestyle, and specific orthodontic needs. “We aim to provide you with a treatment plan that achieves your desired outcome and fits seamlessly into your life,” says Dr. Davis.

Embarking on Your Orthodontic Journey

If you’re intrigued by the prospect of discreetly improving your smile with lingual braces, Davis Family Orthodontics invites you to explore this option further. With locations in Lawrenceville, Morrow, Stone Mountain, and Loganville, GA, a transformed smile awaits under Dr. Laura Davis’s and her team’s expert care. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and discover if lingual braces are the key to unlocking your best smile.

At Davis Family Orthodontics, we believe in the power of a smile to transform lives. With lingual braces, we offer a solution that combines the effectiveness of traditional orthodontic treatment with the discretion many of our patients desire. Dr. Laura Davis and her dedicated team are committed to providing exceptional care tailored to meet the unique needs and aspirations of each patient. Join us on a journey to a confident, beautiful smile that truly reflects who you are.


  1. Journal of Orthodontics: Research on the effectiveness and patient satisfaction with lingual orthodontic treatment.
  2. Clinical Oral Investigations: Studies comparing the oral health impacts of lingual braces versus traditional braces.
  3. American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics: Insights into the technical advancements and customization of lingual braces for improved patient outcomes.
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