A confident, radiant smile can transform the way you look and feel. Lingual braces are one of the most subtle solutions for straightening teeth, allowing patients to enhance their smiles without the visible signs of orthodontic treatment. They are custom-made to the shape of your teeth and placed on the interior side, making them virtually invisible to others. At Davis Family Orthodontics, we offer comprehensive lingual brace treatments at our Lawrenceville, Loganville, Morrow, and Stone Mountain, Georgia, locations.
Identifying Candidates for Lingual Braces
Lingual braces may be the orthodontic solution for you if you encounter these dental anomalies:
- Teeth that are too close together, causing overlap or crowding
- Noticeable spaces between your teeth
- A crossbite condition characterized by upper teeth biting inside the lower ones
- An overbite issue is evident when the upper teeth extend significantly over the lower teeth
- An underbite issue is when the lower teeth protrude beyond the upper ones
Why Lingual Braces Are Needed
If left untreated, orthodontic issues can lead to complications, including tooth decay, gum disease, difficulty chewing, and speech problems. Lingual braces provide a discreet solution to these issues, making them particularly appealing for adults and teenagers concerned about the aesthetic impact of traditional braces.
Lingual braces are custom-fitted to each individual, ensuring a comfortable fit and effective treatment. They are also suitable for individuals involved in sports or wind instruments, where traditional braces may pose difficulties. Lingual braces are a fixed orthodontic solution, meaning you won’t have to worry about misplacing or forgetting to wear them, a common issue with removable aligners.
Lingual Braces Treatment Journey
The process of getting lingual braces involves several key steps:
- Initial Consultation: Our doctor will thoroughly examine your oral health, discuss your aesthetic goals, and determine if lingual braces are the right option for you.
- Customization: If you’re a suitable candidate, digital impressions of your teeth will be taken. These impressions will be sent to a dental laboratory where your custom lingual braces will be crafted.
- Application: Once the braces are ready, you’ll visit our clinic for the application. The braces will be cemented onto the back of your teeth, making them almost invisible to others.
- Adjustment Visits: You must return to the clinic periodically for adjustments. These appointments allow our doctor to monitor your progress and modify the braces.
- Removal and Retention: When treatment concludes, the braces will be removed, and a retainer will be provided. The retainer helps maintain the new position of your teeth and ensures long-lasting results.
Safeguarding Your Smile During Lingual Braces Treatment
While wearing lingual braces, there are certain measures you can take to prevent complications:
- Maintain good oral hygiene. Brush and floss regularly, paying special attention to the areas around the braces.
- Avoid hard and sticky foods that can damage the braces.
- Attend all your scheduled adjustment appointments to ensure the treatment progresses smoothly.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Are lingual braces comfortable to wear?
A: While there may be a short adjustment period after the braces are applied, most patients find lingual braces quite comfortable after getting used to them.
Q: Can I eat normally with lingual braces?
A: Yes, though it is advised to avoid hard or sticky foods that can damage the braces. Regular dental hygiene practices should also be maintained to keep the braces clean.
Q: How long will I have to wear lingual braces?
A: The duration of treatment varies depending on each patient’s unique needs. Our doctors will be able to provide a more accurate estimate during your initial consultation.
Stepping into a Brighter Future with Davis Family Orthodontics
At Davis Family Orthodontics, we’re committed to providing personalized, quality orthodontic care that caters to the unique needs of our patients. With lingual braces, we offer an invisible, effective solution for a wide array of orthodontic issues allowing you to live, work, and socialize without the aesthetic concerns of traditional braces. We understand that each smile is unique, so our approach is tailored to meet your individual needs and goals.
Our doctors will work closely with you, providing expert guidance throughout your journey to a straighter, healthier smile. From your initial consultation through each stage of the treatment process and beyond, we’re with you every step of the way.
You’ll notice significant improvements in the appearance and function of your teeth, which can greatly enhance your self-confidence and quality of life. Lingual braces offer a discreet, effective pathway toward achieving your smile. Contact our Loganville location at (678) 475-7817 to schedule your consultation. Your beautiful smile is just a call away!