For a completely hidden orthodontic treatment, our dentist may recommend lingual braces. Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces in that they are made up of metal brackets that are connected with an archwire. However, unlike traditional braces, lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth (on the tongue and palate side). Thanks to this strategic placement, the braces are not visible when you open your mouth in order to yawn, eat, smile, speak, or laugh. No one will even know that you are wearing braces!
Lingual braces work in a manner that is similar to traditional braces; by applying gentle, constant pressure, the braces help to slowly shift the teeth into proper alignment. The average treatment time with lingual braces typically ranges from 18-36 months. Your specific treatment time will depend on the severity of tooth crowding and the alignment of the bite. As part of your consultation with Dr. German Jaquez, he will give you an estimated treatment time so you know what you can expect with your lingual braces treatment.
If you would like more information about lingual braces in Claremont, California, or if you would like to set up your personalized visit with our dentist, please do not hesitate to contact Claremont Smile Design today at 909-624-1111. We are eager to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.