4 Acer Road, Rendlesham, Suffolk, IP12 2GA

Lingual Braces

Lingual braces consist of custom-made brackets and wires that are fixed on the inside (lingual) surface of the teeth. They work in a very similar way to traditional braces but are far more discreet as they are concealed from view. They are particularly suitable for adults and older teenagers who may feel self-conscious about wearing more obvious braces.

Treatment steps

  • Impressions are taken of your teeth.
  • Custom-made brackets are produced in a laboratory and, when ready, they are cemented to the inside surface of the teeth.
  • Wires are attached to these brackets.
  • Gentle, continuous pressure is applied to your teeth for 12-24 months depending on the severity of your case.

As with any orthodontic appliance, you will need to maintain an excellent oral hygiene routine to avoid plaque build-up and potential damage to the teeth. As well as regular brushing and flossing, an interdental brush may help you clean those hard to reach places, especially around the brackets.

After treatment you should wear a retainer to keep your newly straightened teeth in line and stop them moving back to their former position.

 

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  01394 421500   |   info@rendleshamdentalpractice.co.uk
  4 Acer Road, Rendlesham, Suffolk, IP12 2GA
  Our Practice is easily accessible and has ample free parking.


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