If you are not a candidate for clear aligners, and still want a more discreet orthodontic treatment, Dr. Tayo Ogunsola may recommend lingual braces. Lingual braces are nearly unnoticeable once placed, making them a great choice for patients who want to straighten their teeth without covering the visible surfaces of their teeth. To learn more about lingual braces in Frisco, Texas, and to make your appointment with our dentists, please call Abba Aesthetic Smiles & Orthodontics LLC at 214-436-5400.
While there are many discreet orthodontic treatments, not all orthodontic problems can be corrected with clear aligners or ceramic braces. If this is the case for you, our dentist can provide you with lingual braces as an alternative solution. Lingual braces are just like traditional braces, but are placed on the back surfaces of your teeth, facing the tongue. They are nearly invisible from the outside, and are more efficient that aligners in adjusting the positions of your teeth to provide you with a more beautiful smile. A cosmetic benefit of this treatment is that any discoloration caused by the brackets will be on the inside areas of your smile, where it will not be visible you or to others.
When you receive lingual braces, your treatment will begin with our dentist taking an impression of your teeth. This impression will then be sent to a dental lab, where custom brackets will be created. Lingual braces rely on gentle pressure to shift the position of your teeth, and usually have a treatment time of 18-36 months, similar to the treatment time of traditional braces.
When you are considering lingual braces, please take into account the cost of your treatment. Because the brackets for your treatment are custom made, lingual braces are more expensive than traditional braces.
We invite you to call our office to schedule your consultation with our dentist and learn more about the benefits of lingual braces.