Lingual differences between traditional and invisible orthodontics

Written by: Dr. José Ignacio Pérez Pérez
Published: | Updated: 11/11/2018
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Currently, in dentistry there are many orthodontic techniques to suit the needs and requirements of each patient who comes to our clinic orthodontic. Depending on the type of malocclusion, the technique that offers greater benefit and best suited to the correction of each case will be recommended.


Differences between Lingual, Traditional or invisible orthodontics

Conventional orthodontics is the best known technique. It is based on the placement of brackets, metal or aesthetic (sapphire) on the outer surface of the tooth and are subject by elastic arc to go putting teeth into their ideal position ligatures.


Moreover, the invisible orthodontics is a series of completely invisible and removable aligners that are controlled and balanced by exerting pressure on the teeth. These braces are made as of the mouth of each patient and change every 10-15 days, as deemed appropriate by the orthodontist.

A big advantage is that being removable allow perfect hygiene thus reducing tooth decay.

Invisible orthodonticsaligner invisible orthodontics


Lingual orthodontics is the most advanced technique of orthodontics. It is intended for those seeking a complete aesthetics of your mouth. It is a type in which orthodontic brackets and arch used are placed on the inside of the teeth and tailored to each patient. Lingual orthodontics

It has the advantages of:

  • High aesthetic value
  • effectiveness.

Although it has the drawbacks of:

  • high cost
  • slurred speech
  • difficult hygiene




Care to maintain the orthodontic

When we started orthodontic treatment should avoid any food that is sticky, hard or difficult to chew and also can cause breakage of the bracket. These foods are: Orthodontic treatment

  • Sticky gum and candy
  • Hard Foods
  • Stale bread sandwiches
  • Ice cubes
  • Dried fruits


We must always exercise extreme hygiene measures as using brackets run a greater risk of: Orthodontic treatment

  • Caries
  • Periodontitis and gingival recession
  • Pigmentation and dental stains
  • High aesthetic


The extreme hygiene specialists recommend the following actions:

  • Brushing your teeth after every meal gently, taking care not to break the brackets or wires.
  • Use interproximal brushes and / or dental floss to clean the areas around appliances and between teeth.
  • Brush from the gums towards the edge and the teeth.
  • Perform rinses with a specific mouthwash for orthodontic carriers.
  • Topical fluoride is recommended every 6 months.


Considerations of orthodontics

Before starting an orthodontic treatment should be performed prior case study and treatment planning, so changing from one technique to another is not the most desirable or advisable for dental health. There are cases where if there is little variation in treatment can value the option of change.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. José Ignacio Pérez Pérez

Dr. Pérez is a prestigious expert in dentistry in the city of Málaga with more than 15 years of experience. He has a degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Granada with the qualification of outstanding, has specialized in different fields, having master's degrees in Implantology and Oral Rehabilitation, Dental Aesthetics, Dental Whitening and Orthodontics; besides numerous courses of specialization in diverse and novel treatments.

He is a specialist in Dentistry at ProDentis Clinics in Malaga, a work he combines with teaching: he is a professor at the Spanish School of Aesthetic Medicine (Barcelona), who is the author of more than 20 national and international courses and is the director of the prestigious Odontex Master of Implantology.

Dr. Pérez is Honorary Collegiate by the College of Dentistry-Stomatologists of Málaga and judicial expert, and is specialized in the technique of implants of immediate loading On All Four and implants zigomaticos. In addition, he is the author of multiple scientific articles and papers at important congresses.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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