Are Lingual braces better than traditional braces? Can I wear a lingual brace? Orthodontics is a way to treat misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite,etc. It is becoming more and more popular, however, many people still hesitate because of aesthetics when wearing braces. To overcome this disadvantage, lingual braces were invented. Let’s find out in this article!
What is lingual brace ?
Most people associate braces with an unsightly set of iron-filled teeth. Fortunately, advances in orthodontic technology have resulted in the development of lingual braces. Lingual braces are similar to conventional braces in that they are attached to the back of your teeth, on the tongue – or lingual – side of the teeth. They’re nearly invisible because they’re hidden behind your teeth, and they help people communicate more confidently.
Everyone, from children to adults, can benefit from braces on the side of the teeth. It can also be used to treat overbite, misaligned teeth, and uneven teeth.
- Overbite: Overbite or retrognathism is a popular malocclusion type. It is easy to see that the upper jaw and teeth severely overlap the bottom jaw and teeth, leading to an uneven face, less aesthetic. You can use lingual brace to solve the problem of protruding teeth, ensure the correct bite, and eat easier.
- Underbite: Underbite or prognathism. With normal bite, the upper teeth fit slightly over lower teeth and the points of molars fit the grooves of the opposite molars but in people who have underbite, the lower jaw protrudes or juts forward, causing the lower jaw and teeth to overlap the upper jaw and teeth. Braces are attached to the inside of the teeth to help straighten the upper and lower jaw evenly, bite properly, and improve the bad condition of the teeth.
- Diastema: Diastema or gap-toothed, gaps can occur anywhere in your mouth, but they’re most common between your two front teeth. This condition is usually a cosmetic concern, but sometimes, it’s related to gum disease. Lingual braces facilitate intervention and approximate the distal teeth to ensure cosmetic, bite and chewing function.
Lingual braces are an advanced method compared with traditional braces. There are some great advantages, such as:
- Cosmetic: Because the archwire is attached behind the teeth, lingual braces are virtually invisible to others unless you open your mouth wide. It makes people in the brace process feel more at ease and confident when interacting with others. This is definitely an appropriate method for people who have to appear in front of a crowd or work in the media industry, MC, etc.
- Possibly less pain: The outer surface of the brackets is scratched with the oral mucosa during the process of wearing braces, which can result in an inevitable canker sore in the mouth due to the friction of the objects. There have been numerous reports of cheek wounds caused by excessive exercise. When braces are worn on the outside, it is easy for the lips and cheeks to be injured when they collide. Using an internal bracket can help you avoid this.
- Preventing dental diseases: When you remove your braces, you may experience tooth decay and white spots on the surface of your teeth… If the braces are on the tongue, the outside of the teeth will be preserved, so you won’t have to worry about aesthetics.
Lingual braces, like other methods, have some drawbacks:
- Price: Lingual braces are the most expensive brace option because the brace itself is more expensive, especially if the brackets are custom-made. Lingual orthodontics also necessitates specialist clinicians who receive specialized training to learn the technique, and because they aren’t as easily accessible as traditional braces, adjustment appointments take longer.
- Eating habits: With a lingual brace (and traditional metal braces as well), you must modify your eating habits and avoid anything hard, chewy, or crusty that could dislodge one of your brackets. If a bracket falls off and it was custom-made, we’ll need to arrange for a replacement, which may extend the length of your treatment. You should also pay special attention to your brushing and cleaning routine.
- Lisp: Following the fitting of the brace, you may develop a lisp. Again, this should only last a few days, and we can give you some pointers to help you adjust. The more you talk, the faster the problem should be resolved. If you work in a job that requires you to speak frequently, we usually recommend having your braces fitted on a day when you can take a few days off (such as a weekend or annual leave) to give yourself some time to get used to speaking.
Who is the candidate for lingual braces?
Consultation with your orthodontist is the only way to know for sure if lingual braces are right for you. Lingual braces, in general, can correct the same kinds of alignment issues as traditional braces.
But lingual braces aren’t right for everyone. Patients with very deep overbites, for example, might run into some trouble with brackets popping off more frequently.
At your first appointment, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and discuss which treatment options are mostly likely to work well for you. If you’re interested in lingual braces, talk to your orthodontist early in the process, because not all orthodontists are trained to apply them.
Lingual braces’ cost
The cost of your braces will vary depending on:
- the length of your treatment
- where you live
- your insurance coverage (if you have insurance)
- which appliance type you choose.
Generally speaking, the American Association of Orthodontists reports that braces cost between $5,000 and $7,000.
Where can you get the service ?
BeDental will be the best choice for those who want to experience the top-notch facilities and qualified dentist.
After a short period of operation, the center quickly established itself as a popular destination for dental treatments and a leader in the area of dentistry. BeDental is set to become the top dentistry facility in Vietnam, thanks to highly qualified dental specialists, cutting-edge technology, and cutting-edge equipment such as a 3D Scan CT scanner, Panorama and Cephalo X-ray machines, a laser teeth whitening system, and so on. BeDental was established with the mission “Sow smile, spread success”, and believe that everyone deserves to have a charming and confident smile. That’s why Be tried their best to solve the dental problems or obstacles that hide your stunning smile.
In reality, expenses are variable and rely on a variety of factors in a dental office, such as region, facilities, staff, service quality, brand awareness, technology, and so on. BeDental has revised their price list as our facilities and technologies have improved over the last ten years of growth and development. They make certain that their fees are affordable and flexible to a variety of financial conditions.
Dental services Price list at Bedental
Here is dental services price list at BeDental
Over 10,000 patients from oversea chose Bedental last year because we provide premium quality dental care at affordable fees and prices.
We do not provide the cheapest dental works in Vietnam as premium dental works cannot be offered at cheap price.
However, compared to the prices of dentists in US, UK, Australia and New Zealand….. you can expect to save up to 70% of the cost of dental treatments while getting the same level of quality. All products, materials and equipment are manufactured in the US, Japan or Europe. All of them are FDA and CE safety regulation compliant.
ORTHODONTICS PRICE LIST
|Service code||Name||Price (VND)|
|CN01||1. Orthodontic Trainer||7.000.000|
|2. Orthodontic Brace|
|CN02||Japanese traditional metal brace (See more…)||(2 jaws)||30.000.000|
|CN03||USD traditional metal brace (See more…)||(2 jaws)||35.000.000|
|CN04||Self-ligating metal brace (See more…)||(2 jaws)||42.000.000|
|CN05||Traditional ceramic brace (See more…)||(2 jaws)||35.000.000|
|CN06||Self-ligating ceramic brace||(2 jaws)||55.000.000|
|CN07||Traditional Sapphire brace||(2 jaws)||45.000.000|
|CN08||Miniscrew: 2.500.000/1 vis (See more…)||2.500.000|
|CN10||Invisalign Express Package (Simple)||(Each jaw)||35.000.000|
|CN11||Invisalign Lite Package (Mild)||(Each jaw)||60.000.000|
|CN12||Invisalign Moderate Package (Moderate)||(Each jaw)||85.000.000|
|CN13||Invisalign Comprehensive – level 1 (Unlimited)||Full/ Package||130.000.000|
|CN14||Invisalign Comprehensive – level 2 (Unlimited)||Full/ Package||150.000.000|
Do lingual braces take longer?
How long does it take lingual braces to work? On average, treatment takes about the same time as regular braces, but longer than clear aligner trays.
Are lingual braces painful?
Are Lingual Braces painful? Lingual braces shouldn’t be any more painful than any other type of brace. When your orthodontist first fits your lingual braces you will, of course, feel some discomfort. Your teeth have never had anything pressing on them before, so it’s natural to feel this way.
Which is faster: Invisalign or lingual braces?
When Invisalign is a good option, patients often see a noticeable difference faster than with lingual braces. Changes could be visible in a matter of weeks, as opposed to months for braces. Most Invisalign programs take 12 to 18 months to work. Braces are typically in place for one to three years
Can you eat pizza with lingual braces?
Yes! You certainly can, as long as you avoid crusts and toppings that are too tough and hard, sticky, or stringy, and eat in small, careful bites. Of course, it’s also essential to clean your teeth and the metal wires after eating for optimum dental health.
How long does it take to get used to lingual braces?
Most patients say it takes between a few days to one to two weeks to fully adjust. The good news is that Incognito hidden braces are fully customized, so Dr. Buddy is able to design them to be smoother and smaller than traditional braces, making the adjustment period even easier.
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