How does Lingual Braces work?

Lingual Braces work in much the same way as traditional braces, using a series of metal wires and brackets to apply force to teeth and affect a change in their alignment. The one major difference in lingual braces is essentially aesthetic, as the metal supports previously found over the front teeth of the braces, are now placed behind them. However, it is important to note that this change in design changes little of the overall method of the device and its effectiveness.

Lingual braces are designed for a specific patients needs. In order for this to occur, a specific process occurs. Firstly, a patient must press their teeth into a mould. This mould is sent to a specialist lab where each bracket of the lingual brace is custom designed to fit the mouth. These brackets are then set in wax and stored within a plastic applicator. A dentist will then apply these braces to the patients mouth during a follow up visit.

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