Advantages and disadvantages of lingual orthodontics

Written by: Dr. Fernando De La Iglesia
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Lingual orthodontics is to be performed with the brackets on the inside or lingual tooth, so that the treatment is totally invisible.

lingual orthodontics The main features of this treatment is that used fixed appliances and invisibility. They need a period of accommodation of between 10 and 15 days. They offer minimal discomfort and interference with speech.

Specialists in Dentistry claim that any patient can undergo this treatment, although it is common to do so adult patients because they are those who are more concerned with aesthetics. Lingual orthodontics is especially useful in extraction cases or patients who are operated by orthognathic surgery and want orthodontic treatment. Generally it is indicated for any patient who wants a fixed orthodontic treatment without carrying transparent aligners that require patient cooperation.


Advantages of lingual orthodontics

The main advantage over other types of orthodontic is really invisible as it is placed on the inside of the teeth.

The transparent Invisalign aligners are useful to treat certain problems but, although they are called invisible, really something looks because the plastic aligner is transparent but not invisible.


Lingual orthodontics: disadvantages

The main drawback of the period of adaptation, which usually lasts between three and seven days. This time is reduced if the brackets used are smaller.

Another drawback is that require very rigorous brushing as clean up any remaining food as occurs with visible or located on the outer side of the teeth brackets.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Fernando De La Iglesia

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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