About Lingual Braces
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.
How Do Lingual Braces Work?
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.
Benefits of Lingual Braces
- A truly invisible, discreet option
- The braces remain in place throughout the treatment
- No forgetting to put your aligner back in after meals
- Customized brackets that fit each tooth perfectly
Many people prefer behind the teeth braces as they are practically invisible. They offer eligible patients in Florham Park and Mattituck a more discreet option.
Dr. Zeifman places the Smartwires on the back of your teeth to face your tongue instead of on the front of your teeth like traditional metal or clear braces. Generally speaking, more adults choose lingual braces because they’re less visible.
Reclaim Your Smile with Lingual Braces
Lingual braces straighten your teeth the same way traditional braces do. Dr. Zeifman will use them to apply gentle, continuous pressure on your teeth to move them into better positions, guided by the wire on the backs of your teeth.
This treatment can take anywhere from 6 to 30 months, depending on how severe the problem is. Find out if lingual braces are right for your smile at your initial consultation with Dr. Zeifman.