For patients who want a braces treatment but do not like the appearance of braces, then lingual braces may be what you are looking for! Like traditional braces, lingual braces use brackets and wires to straighten your teeth; however, lingual braces are placed on the back of your teeth, providing you with a completely invisible treatment. If you would like more information about how you can receive lingual braces in Santa Monica, California, we invite you to contact Santa Monica Orthodontics at 310-393-3344 today! Dr. Rehana Khan is trained and experienced to provide you with this advanced orthodontic treatment.
Lingual braces are one of our many options for invisible teeth-straightening treatments. This treatment works the same as traditional braces, but instead of placing the brackets on the front of your teeth, lingual braces brackets are placed on the back of your teeth. This means that you can get a straighter smile with a more aesthetically pleasing alternative for those who wish to avoid showing braces.
When you receive lingual braces, our orthodontist will take an impression of your upper and lower arches to get an exact replica of your teeth. These impressions are then sent off to a laboratory, where specialists will create customized brackets that fit smoothly and comfortably along the back surface of your teeth. Once your customized brackets are sent back to our orthodontist, they will be cemented to the back of your teeth and, just like traditional braces, use a wire to provide constant yet gentle pressure to your teeth. This pressure will slowly and accurately guide your teeth into the proper position.
Lingual braces take about as long as traditional braces, ranging anywhere from 18 to 36 months, depending on your personal situation. Although the treatment is not shorter than traditional braces, lingual braces are invisible, and it will almost be as if you do not have braces at all! For more information about lingual braces, we invite you to call or visit our office today.