Treatment

Lingual Braces

Description

Lingual braces in Chelsea, London SW3 with American Smile dentists. The lingual brace features custom-made cast brackets that deliver maximum control and precision – and completely hidden from sight, as they are attached at the back of the teeth. This allows people to go about their daily routine without feeling self-conscious because their braces are completely invisible from the outside.

Lingual braces - modern and invisible alternative to conventional braces

Dr Steffen at American Smile

Dr Steffen Decker

Specialist Orthodontist
GDC No. 131767

The Lingual system like Incognito or Ebrace is the only fully customised brace with a complete digital workflow starting with a digital scan, virtual treatment planning and a digitally made bonding tray (CPT). What’s more, unlike some removable aligners, lingual braces are capable of achieving complex movements and can be used to treat mild to severe crowding, spacing and teeth that don’t bite together correctly. 

What are Lingual Braces?

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Lingual braces feature individually crafted brackets, which are fitted behind your teeth!  lingual braces have a unique design and fit. 

The bracket bases are contoured to hug the lingual (tongue-side) surfaces of your teeth for optimal comfort, fit and performance. They have a very low profile so they are less likely to interfere with your speech. Special custom made archwires are precisely programmed with the patient’s unique prescription to ensure efficient, effective tooth movement.

Lingual braces are great for treating mild to complex cases, including common problems such as crowded or crooked teeth; spacing; protruding teeth; and teeth that don’t bite together correctly. Treatment times vary patient-to-patient but moderate cases can usually be completed within 12 months, while more complex cases can take up to 24 months.

The benefits of Lingual braces

  • Completely aesthetic - While there are other invisible braces available, none are as inconspicuous as lingual braces, which are hidden on the inside of your teeth and virtually undetectable from the outside
  • Customisation: The brace is custom made for each patient to maximise comfort and ensure precise results, this is achieved by using the latest computer technology when creating the brace.
  • Time: Visible success in only a short time and wires require no adjustments. 
  • Reliable and suitable for all: Lingual braces are suitable for everyone, and they can correct all types of incorrect tooth positions
  • Some lingual braces (Incognito) are made of hypoallergenic metal alloy - perfect for nickel allergy sufferers
  • Lingual brackets are shaped to minimise any potential speech problems or discomfort.
  • Nothing is placed on the front of your teeth, ensuring you'll never have to worry about white spots or risks of decalcification on the front of your teeth surface by the end of your treatment. 
    as your smile isn’t disguised by brackets and wires, you can see it improving week-by-week. You’ll be surprised by how much movement we can achieve at the beginning of your treatment, and it won’t be long until you’re showing off a more confident smile.

Benefits of doing lingual braces at American Smile

Lingual orthodontics is a complex technique, so it’s important to see an experienced clinician so you get the very best results. Our team in London are certified providers of Incognito braces and other lingual systems and our Specialist Orthodontist, Dr Steffen, is an Elite Platinum Incognito brace provider. Dr Steffen has completed his MAS of Advanced Studies in Lingual Orthodontics in Basel (Switzerland) in 2017 was named number 1 Incognito User 2017 World Wide. He is regarded as the most experienced Incognito brace provider in the UK and World Wide. He lectures nationally and internationally about lingual braces and is a key opinion leader. Benefit from is vast experience in Lingual treatment 

Treatment process:
Step 1: Initial consultation with Dr.Steffen. He will determine your treatment plan and length of the treatment.  Treatment time varies by each individual patient and the amount of work required to align the teeth. Due to the advanced technology in the customised brackets, precise bracket placement and precision bent wires, your teeth will move in the most efficient manner possible. Then Dr.Steffen will prepare all supporting documents and make an order, ensuring that your braces are custom made just for you. 

Step 2: Lingual braces use the latest CAD/CAM, rapid prototyping and robotic technologies to fabricate the braces with your unique treatment prescription built-in.

Step 3:  After your lingual brace is first fitted, Treatment time varies by each individual patient and the amount of work required to align the teeth. Due to the advanced technology in the customised brackets, precise bracket placement and precision bent wires, your teeth will move in the most efficient manner possible. After your lingual brace is first fitted, you might find that your speech is affected for a day or two. Practice makes perfect though, and it won’t take you long to adapt and for any audible difference to disappear. In fact, you’ll soon forget the brace there. The only clue will be your ever-improving smile.

Step 4: When it comes to the end of your treatment because we can see your new smile with your braces still in place, we can make small adjustments to give you the very best end result.

Costs for lingual braces at American Smile
Costs for this ingenious brace vary depending upon individual needs. However, the average price of Incognito lingual braces at American Smile is £10,995. However, before 31st December 2019, we have a special offer: £2000 off Lingual braces. That is why the treatment cost will be £8995 for a full treatment. Lingual lite treatment ( aligning just your front teeth) is even available from £3000 per arch. 

Please contact our reception team to schedule your initial consultation. 

Questions and Answers

Who can wear Lingual braces?
Lingual braces are suitable for all age groups, children, adolescents and adults who want to correct their tooth position. Your orthodontist will be glad to provide you with more information. In most cases, people opt for Incognito braces as they do not want their braces to be visible for professional or aesthetic reasons. 

Will I have a lisp with lingual braces? 
Lingual brackets are shaped to minimise any potential speech problems or discomfort. However, lingual braces may affect the speech of some patients. In general, lingual braces may take a little longer to get used to than traditional braces, and you might have a slight lisp for the first few days. But don’t worry, you’ll be more aware of it than others, and you’ll quickly adapt – we can even share some tips with you to help speed up the process.
 
Will anyone be able to see my braces? 
The vast majority of your friends, family and colleagues will have no idea that 
you’re wearing a brace unless you tell them. However, although hidden, lingual braces aren’t invisible and if someone goes to the effort to look inside your mouth they might be able to spot your brace.

What are the benefits of gold brackets? 
Gold alloy brackets are a great choice for anyone who suffers from a nickel allergy.

Will my lingual brace be uncomfortable? 
The Lingual brackets have been carefully designed to hug your teeth closely, to minimise any potential discomfort. However, your tongue is very sensitive, so anything new in your mouth is going to feel a little strange at first, and you might find that initially, your brace causes you some mild discomfort. To help with this we can give you some wax to cover any parts of your brace that are rubbing against your tongue.


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