Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are on the inside of teeth, so no one will know you are wearing braces. Lingual braces or Incognito™ braces are a popular alternative to conventional braces. They are customizable to fit the rear of teeth and help solve problems with bite and crowding concerns. Lingual braces are as safe and effective as traditional metal braces.
The largest difference between traditional braces and lingual braces is that the lingual braces are fitted to the back of the teeth, while conventional braces are fitted to the front of the teeth. Lingual braces are also custom made based on a mold taken of your teeth. This mold goes to a lab, where it is used to create custom brackets for your teeth.
Incognito orthodontic braces can be successful for teens and adults over the age of 13. Candidates for traditional braces can usually benefit from Incognito braces. However, you can only determine if they are right for you after an exam with your orthodontist.
Lingual braces are suitable for the correction of any orthodontic complaint that conventional braces are able to correct. Some commonly treated problems are crowding issues, crooked teeth, and malocclusions, such as underbites, overbites, and crossbites.
Almost anyone can wear lingual braces. If you are out in public frequently, you probably would prefer that your braces not steal the show while you are engaging in daily activities. Lingual braces offer the perfect solution when you want people focusing on your smile rather than your braces.