Invented 40 years ago, lingual braces are the most radical of “traditional” fixed orthodontic treatments methods. They are attached behind your teeth and face inwards toward your tongue. No one can see your braces unless you show it to them.
Not everyone who needs corrective treatment for their teeth can confidently handle traditional metal braces and not feel self-conscious. Metal braces can feel jarringly awkward and put you off your stride. Even the almost transparent and invisible ceramic braces can feel conspicuous to the most confident individuals. To avoid this potential dent in your self-confidence, consider lingual braces, otherwise known as invisible braces.
Much like metal and ceramic braces, lingual braces work using a system of brackets and archwires to move your teeth into the desired positions. Instead of being attached to the front of your teeth, metal brackets are attached to the back of your teeth and face your tongue. The archwires connecting each bracket are also hidden from sight, customised to sit as closely to your teeth as possible.
Lingual braces are completely hidden from view, allowing you to sidestep a hit to your self-confidence when wearing braces. The decision to move and hide the brackets behind the wearer’s teeth was done purely for cosmetic reasons. They are, for all effects and purposes, invisible.
To get fit for a pair of lingual braces in Singapore, you need to visit an orthodontist to make teeth impressions. The orthodontist will plan your treatment before your braces are custom made. Once fixed onto your teeth, they remain there until the time comes to remove them. Lingual braces can also be used to help with a large range of teeth irregularities.
Interested and want to know how much lingual braces cost in Singapore? Like any set of braces, the price of lingual braces varies with each individual. Lingual braces generally cost higher than metal and ceramic braces. The delicate process of custom making unique brackets for every individual wearer means a higher invisible braces cost in Singapore than mass produced braces.
Apart from their higher prices, lingual braces come with certain limitations. Placing them behind your teeth makes them invisible but also awkward for your dentist and yourself to reach. They can initially cause you to slur when speaking as you adjust to them. Keeping them clean or having them adjusted will be tricky. However, our resident orthodontist Dr Lee will supply you the necessary tools and special toothbrushes to keep them spick and span.
Call us at 67340007 to arrange an appointment today! Our expert team will examine your current condition and let you know the estimated cost of getting a set of lingual braces.