Lingual Braces


Lingual braces in Chelsea, London SW3 with American Smile dentists. Lingual braces feature custom-made cast brackets that deliver maximum control and precision – and are 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.

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Lingual braces - modern and invisible alternative to conventional braces

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 meet together correctly. 

What are Lingual Braces?

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 movements.

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 meet 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.

Watch a video of Dr Steffen talking about lingual braces

The benefits of Lingual braces

  • Aesthetics: 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 period of time and wires do not require 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 (e.g. Incognito) are made of hypoallergenic metal alloy - perfect those who suffer from a nickel allergy
  • Lingual brackets are specifically 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. Your smile will not be disguised by brackets and wires so you can see it improving week-by-week. You’ll be surprised by how much movement we can achieve throughout your treatment. 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 to achieve 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 and was named No.1 Incognito User 2017 Worldwide. He lectures nationally and internationally about lingual braces and is a key opinion leader. 

Treatment process:
Step 1: Initial consultation with Dr Steffen. At this appointment, he will determine your treatment plan and length of the treatment.  Treatment time varies depending on 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. Dr Steffen will prepare all supporting documents and make an order, ensuring that your braces are custom made just for you.

Step 2: At the Lingual braces headquarters they will 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 depending on 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, and it won’t take you long to adapt and for any audible difference to disappear. In fact, you’ll soon forget there is a brace there. The only clue will be your ever-improving smile.

Step 4: When it comes to the end of your treatment, we can make small adjustments to give you the very best end result.

Costs for lingual braces at American Smile

Initial consultation with Dr Steffen at American Smile costs £100. It is a 1-hour appointment, which includes:
>Intra-oral scans
>Personalised Treatment Plan, outlining the best treatment options recommended to you by Dr Steffen
(X-rays may be required, additional cost: £95)

If you are unsure and would like to come for a brief chat before you proceed with an initial consultation, we offer a FREE 15min appointment with Dr Steffen. Please note, £50 refundable deposit will be required to book your appointment.

Costs for lingual braces vary depending upon each individual need. However, the average price of Incognito lingual braces at American Smile is £10,995. Please note, before 31st December 2019, we have a Special Offer: £2,000 OFF Full Lingual treatment taking the cost down to £8,995. Lingual Lite treatment (aligning just your front teeth) is available from £3,000 per arch.

Please CONTACT our reception team to schedule your free 15min appointment or an Initial Consultation with Dr Steffen. 

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