Lingual braces are similar to metal braces, but instead of being on the front of your teeth they are on the back, or the “lingual.” Like metal braces, lingual braces are comprised of a “hidden” metal brace, the archwire, and a tie. They are used to straighten teeth and correct bites. The main advantage of lingual braces is that they are virtually invisible from the outside; and, therefore, are often referred to as “hidden” braces.
Depending on the amount of tooth movement required and overall jaw alignment, not every patient is a candidate for lingual braces. Scheduling a free consult with Dr. Knapp, your lingual braces orthodontist, is the easiest way to learn about the best choice for your smile. If you think lingual braces is an option for you, here are some insights on how they work and what to expect.