Braces Behind Teeth
Lingual braces go behind the teeth instead of in front, making them aesthetically preferable for patients who do not like the idea of altering their smile with traditional braces. Like metal braces, lingual braces are bonded to the teeth and threaded with wires. This similar structure makes lingual braces effective for correcting most bite irregularities and ensures that they remain an option even for most patients who do not qualify for invisible braces. Here is more about the advantages and candidacy criteria associated with this treatment from our expert in braces behind teeth in East Los Angeles.
The cosmetic advantages of lingual braces make them preferable to conventional braces for many patients, but comfort is also supported by this treatment. Lingual braces placed behind the top teeth cannot be seen at all by onlookers. While the bottom braces may be slightly visible if viewed from a certain angle, this is unlikely to become a significant cosmetic issue for most patients. During sports and other activities in which collisions may occur, this treatment from our expert in braces behind teeth in East Los Angeles may be preferable because the brackets will not abrade the cheeks.
Braces Behind Teeth East Los Angeles
The similarity of construction associated with lingual and traditional braces means that lingual braces also have very broad corrective ability. Most issues, including overbite, underbite and crossbite, can be addressed this way. Still, some patients may not be eligible to use this treatment from our expert in braces behind teeth in East Los Angeles. For example, patients with severe overbite may not qualify for lingual braces because this issue could damage the brackets. Individuals who have very small teeth may also not qualify for lingual braces if they do not have enough room on their teeth for our dentist to bond the brackets in place.
Lingual braces can be an excellent option for patients who are concerned about appearance and comfort as well as efficacy. Like metal braces, this treatment from our expert in braces behind teeth in East Los Angeles leaves teeth less vulnerable to oral health issues of all kinds. Patients can schedule a consultation with our East LA dentist to learn more about lingual braces and eligibility criteria.