Who's a good candidate for lingual braces?
Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics offers lingual braces for treating overbite and other conditions. The cutting-edge technology used for these braces allows us to customize them for your unique needs. Anyone who wants to keep their braces hidden may be a good candidate for lingual braces since they fit behind your teeth. They are particularly popular with teenagers and adult professionals who prefer not to display their braces. They also work best in cases of:
- Protruding teeth, which lingual braces can pull back and straighten.
- Bite problems, including more pronounced overbites.
Older adults may also do better since they require food restrictions, just like traditional braces. Other good candidates for lingual braces include people who can’t get Invisalign® because of costs, insurance or other reasons.
Benefits of lingual braces behind the teeth
The most significant advantage of lingual braces is their discreet appearance. They sit behind the teeth, so people won’t be able to tell that you have braces. They effectively treat most bite problems, which can be a tricky orthodontic issue.
The customization options for lingual braces also make them an excellent choice. When you get lingual braces at our Chesterfield office, we tailor them to the exact measurements of your mouth. Each set of braces is one of a kind, and we make them with your comfort in mind. They also do the job effectively without slipping or moving.
Tips for lingual braces care
Consistent oral hygiene is the key to taking care of lingual braces. You should focus on brushing and flossing regularly to keep food, bacteria and plaque from getting stuck in the braces. Other tips include:
- Get a toothbrush with a smaller head to let you clean in the tight space behind your teeth.
- Buy floss threaders to help you clean better around your lingual braces.
- Purchase a water pick, which can remove food lodged in braces, and use it at the end of the day.
Why choose Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics?
At Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics, we value each one of our patients. Our team provides high-quality orthodontal treatment combined with the superior care you deserve. We answer your questions and give you all the information you need to make decisions about your treatment. Lingual braces make an excellent choice for patients who want to hide their braces. You stay in control of your care and get a device suited to your preferences. Come to our office in Chesterfield to discuss your options for orthodontic care. Request an appointment today!