Lingual Braces in Newington, CT
Greater Hartford Orthodontics provides lingual braces in Newington, CT. Call 860-667-8277 to learn more and schedule your appointment.
Lingual braces are an excellent solution for professionals and anyone else who prefers not to have their braces visible. If you are not a candidate for other discreet options like clear aligners, lingual braces will allow you to straighten your teeth and correct your bite without drawing attention to the fact that you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment.
How Lingual Braces Work
While traditional metal braces involve brackets and wires on the fronts of the teeth, lingual braces are affixed to the backs of your teeth instead, which means no one can see them when you smile. Because they are placed on the backs of your teeth, they are low-profile and smooth to make them comfortable and minimize their impact on your speech.
While traditional metal braces are a one-size-fits-all solution—brackets and wires are not custom-made for each patient—lingual braces are made by a dental laboratory to our exact specifications. They’re a completely customized system designed for the shape of your teeth and the requirements of your individual treatment.
Lingual braces cost more than other orthodontic solutions and they may also take longer, although not always. Despite this, many adult patients choose lingual braces over the alternatives because an invisible treatment option is worth it to them. Lingual braces allow them to achieve the beautiful smile they’ve always wanted without the self-consciousness caused by metal braces.
Frequently Asked Questions About Lingual Braces
Do lingual braces take longer?
Lingual braces usually require a longer treatment time than traditional braces, but every patient has their own unique circumstances and sometimes the treatment times are comparable.
Do lingual braces hurt more?
Just like traditional braces, you’ll experience discomfort when you first get your lingual braces, but once you get used to the feeling of having them on, this will resolve. We’ve chosen to offer a lingual braces system with smooth, low-profile brackets which offers a more comfortable experience.
Do lingual braces fix overbites?
Yes, lingual braces can be used to fix overbites. That said, they are not a treatment option for every patient.
What can you not eat with lingual braces?
The food restrictions for lingual braces are the same as those for traditional braces—avoid foods that are too hard, too sticky, or too chewy. We’ll provide you with a complete list of foods to avoid after we put on your braces.
Do lingual braces give you a lisp?
Because of their position on the backs of the teeth, lingual braces do usually impact your speech somewhat in the first few days of your treatment, but once you get used to them, any lisps or speech problems should go away.
Call 860-667-8277 to schedule your appointment.