Lingual braces are a great cosmetic alternative to traditional braces for straightening your teeth. They don’t show when you smile because they’re placed behind your teeth instead of in the front.
To make your lingual braces, we’ll start by taking an impression of your teeth and sending it to a dental laboratory. They’ll use the impression to create customized wires. The process takes about six weeks and allows Dr. Zeifman to cement the braces onto the backs of your teeth in specific ways.
Lingual braces work in the same way as traditional braces by applying gentle, continuous pressure to your teeth to slowly shift them into the best position for your smile. This treatment can take anywhere from 6-30 months, depending on how bad your bite or overcrowding is.