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Lingual braces have a design similar to classical bracket systems, but are fixed on the inner surface of the teeth. This is their main advantage – they are absolutely invisible, but they fully fulfill their function of aligning the teeth and allow you to abandon less effective removable braces, which they try to wear only at night.
In ancient China, they also used designs that outwardly very much resemble modern braces. They were based on silver plates decorated with pearls. True, they were used as jewelry, and only women from the imperial family had the right to wear them.
So, lingual braces are an effective way to combat dental growth disorders and allow you to forget about the psychological discomfort that those who wore classic braces had to face. Next, we will tell you in detail about their advantages and disadvantages, about how the installation of lingual braces takes place.
Lingual, or, as they are also called, back, internal braces, have a lot of undeniable advantages. As for the shortcomings, there are several of them. The first is cost, but considering the level of comfort, effectiveness of orthodontic treatment and aesthetics, it can be omitted. Since braces are placed on the inside of the teeth, diction may be impaired. It is insignificant, but due to the incorrect pronunciation of the person, the person is nervous, therefore, some patients develop logoneurosis. Another drawback is the complexity of the installation, which is associated with the anatomical features of the dentition. It is especially difficult to place lingual braces on the upper jaw.
Advantages of lingual braces:
Internal braces are recommended for wearing in the event that it is necessary to correct the bite, abnormal position of the teeth. Braces are indicated for adults and children who have all permanent teeth (11-13 years old).
Contraindications for wearing braces are:
Before installing the braces, the orthodontist conducts an examination, makes a panoramic image of the teeth, an X-ray, on the basis of which a three-dimensional modeling of the future structure is performed. In the laboratory of the clinic, designed braces are made taking into account all the anatomical features of the patient’s dentition. If necessary, the oral cavity is prepared for the installation of a bracket system: elimination of inflammatory processes in soft tissues, caries, professional teeth cleaning.
After making the braces, the doctor proceeds to their installation, which is carried out according to the following scheme:
Further, the doctor regularly replaces the arches with more rigid ones, adjusting the pressure on the teeth. Invisible dental braces are used for 6-24 months – the period of wearing them depends on the degree of malocclusion, curvature of the teeth, as well as on the individual characteristics of the dentition.
If you are placing braces on the back of your teeth, be prepared for more thorough care. Access to them is difficult, it is quite difficult to visually assess their condition, therefore, in this case, you just need to regularly perform hygiene procedures using special means.
Our recommendations for oral care with braces:
Dentistry today is a high-tech area of medicine, it has developed techniques that can eliminate almost any defects in the dentition. Lingual braces allow you to unnoticeable for others to correct significant violations of the growth of teeth, to do it without pain and in the shortest possible time.
You can make an appointment with a doctor by filling out an application on the website of the dental clinic Amel Dental Clinic, Dnipro (Dnipropetrovsk). You can get a free consultation using contact numbers or one of the communication channels indicated on the website: Telegram, Facebook, WhatsApp, by e-mail. You can find out the prices in the price list on the website or from our managers by phone.
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