Braces FAQ: What are Lingual Braces?

Getting braces are perhaps the most effective way to improve your smile. Truly, many people can reap the benefits of having braces. These advantages can go beyond giving one straight teeth. They certainly can do wonders for your overall oral health, and boost your confidence as well. For some people, having braces could be such an awkward point in their lives as the flashy metal tends to be too shiny for their taste. People who wear braces like these tend to suffer from taunts from their peers, such as “Metal Mouth” or “Silver Teeth”. Because of this, people who wear braces for extended periods of time won’t smile altogether as they feel so awkward doing so. Fortunately, there are alternatives to the traditional type of braces for the self-conscious, such as lingual braces.

Lingual braces work very much like the traditional ones. There is a slight difference, however. Lingual braces are placed on the rear of the teeth, where the metal parts cannot be seen. One good thing about lingual braces is that they are not restricted to a certain age group. There are some patients who are not comfortable with the clear plastic type of braces, but don’t want the flashiness of the traditional braces at the same time.

If you are interested in learning more about lingual braces, reserve your Incognito lingual braces consultation with Arbutus North Dental Centre today!