Lingual orthodontics is a system of fixed orthodontic braces, but unlike what happens in traditional braces, the brackets are hidden on the inside of the teeth, so they are invisible.
Lingual orthodontics allows proper alignment of teeth and improving masticatory function with successful results.
What are the advantages and disadvantages lingual orthodontics?
The main advantage over traditional braces is that the treatment is done without anyone noticing. It is precisely its invisible character that encourages patients to take lingual orthodontics. Quickly, patients begin to perceive the changes and improving your smile. Even the most complex cases can be treated with lingual orthodontics, something that does not happen with removable aligners. However, after studying the case with the patient to determine which system best suits your needs.
Another advantage of lingual orthodontics is that it considerably reduces the risk of decalcification of enamel itself may occur by inadequate hygiene with conventional braces. The lingual bracket, being on the inside of the tooth and in contact with the tongue better protects tooth enamel.
There is not any disadvantage compared to other treatments, on the contrary, its predictability and results are extraordinary. In any case, the cost of this treatment is slightly higher than with traditional orthodontic brackets.
Who lingual orthodontics is recommended?
Lingual orthodontics is ideal at any age and for any type of patient. Usually an option gaining adherents among adults, especially among those who, for their lifestyle or profession, they prefer that the brackets are not.
What kind of care needs orthodontic treatment?
Proper oral hygiene is always essential to the health of our mouth but orthodontic treatment with braces always requires a careful and disciplined routine since the brackets catch food scraps which, if not removed, can cause periodontal diseases such as gingivitis in milder cases or periodontitis in the most serious cases. They can also cause tooth decay, in addition to compromising orthodontic treatment itself. Moreover, it is important to follow the instructions of the dentist and go to periodic reviews.