Braces are more diverse than you may have known. You have a few options to choose from. One variety we offer is called lingual braces.
As far as their purpose goes, there is not much difference between the traditional type of braces and lingual braces. They both link to your teeth and gently adjust them until they align correctly with each other.
Lingual braces have one big difference, and that is they are put on the back of your teeth and not on the front. When people see your smile, they see your own teeth and not the frameworks of braces.
Traditional braces can be seen from where they are placed. They may be the first thing that people notice instead of your smile. Lingual braces, however, let your smile take the spotlight while they work behind the curtain to make them straighter.
If you would like to have your teeth aligned properly and would like an option that does not conflict with your smile, you can come to Santa Monica Orthodontics in Santa Monica, California, to see if lingual braces can work for you. Our dentist, Dr. Rehana Khan, can help you determine the best treatment so you can sport a nice-looking smile. You are welcome to call us at 310-393-3344, and we will be happy to answer any questions and set up a time for your visit.