What are the Disadvantages of Lingual Braces

The main problem facing any patient interested in using lingual braces is availability. Few dentists are fully trained in fitting and maintaining the braces, meaning a limited amount of qualified professionals are spread across the country.

From a financial perspective, lingual braces can also prove extremely expensive. This is because treatment involves the use of dental moulding, computer design work, custom bracket design and specialist installation and maintenances. In this sense, it is also important to remember that treatment time remains much the same as traditional braces but at a much more significant cost. Price can range at anywhere between 3000 and 5000 pounds.

Former patients have also warned that the braces can take longer to adapt to. During this adaption period, food can often catch in awkward places and speech can also become affected, all for as long as up to four weeks after use.

The fitting procedure can be a long process and in some cases can become complex with the possibility of teeth requiring removal. In any case, as with most treatments of this kind, some minor discomfort and pain can be initially felt amongst users.

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