Straighten your smile incognito
Benefit from the accurate results of fixed braces without anyone knowing you have them! Lingual braces fit on the inside of your teeth, completely hidden from sight.
Incognito lingual braces are attached to the backside of your teeth, lingual braces provide a treatment option that no one else can see.
The control over tooth movement that Incognito lingual braces allow for is outstanding, and you can achieve flawless results without anyone knowing you are undergoing treatment.
Even better, the Incognito brackets are tailor-made to fit the contours of your teeth allowing for extra precision and a more comfortable treatment experience.
Lingual braces work the same way traditional braces do. Comprised of small metal brackets and arch wires, they apply gentle yet continuous pressure on the teeth to help them shift into the proper position.
Here at The Campbell Clinic in Nottingham, we perform indirect bonding of the brackets. The customised brackets come in a tray and are effortlessly put on your teeth all in one go. This means you don't have to keep your mouth open as long.
Lingual braces do take a bit of getting used to and can cause some minor rubbing on the tongue when they first go on. We give patients relief wax if this occurs. As with all fixed appliances, every time the wire is changed the teeth may ache for 12-24 hours. Some patients can put up with this, some patients need a soft diet for the first couple of days, or some patients may need pain killers they'd normally take for a headache.
Yes, lingual braces can fix an overbite.
Your lingual brace will take some getting used to with most patients saying it takes between a few days to one to two weeks to fully adjust. After that, your tongue will quickly acclimate to sharing space with the brackets.
As with all fixed appliances treatment, we ask patients to brush after every meal, have a low sugar diet and use a big toothbrush.
That's the beauty of lingual braces, you can't see them us less you tilt your head all the way back.
Lingual braces are capable of treating a wide range of malocclusions and they are a very discreet option for those that don't want any braces on show. However, some patients do find it difficult to adapt to the brace, being next to the tongue.
Lingual braces are as efficient as any fixed brace system because the wires and brackets are fully customised treatment can yield quicker results if the brace is well cared for and there are no breakages.
You can find a full list of our treatment prices including Lingual braces costs through our funding dental treatment webpage.