If you have always wanted straighter teeth but don’t fancy wearing very obvious braces, lingual braces could be the answer. This clever orthodontic system is ideal for adults as it offers an effective but much more subtle way to move teeth.

Unlike traditional braces, which are fixed to the front of the teeth, lingual braces are positioned on the inside (lingual) surface of the teeth so they are hidden from view. This discreet brace works in a similar way to conventional braces, providing precise movement but in a much less obvious and more comfortable way.


Treatment steps


As with most orthodontic treatment, you may experience a little discomfort when your lingual brace is first fitted but over-the-counter painkillers should help during this period of adjustment.

You might want to stick to a softer diet for a few days as you may initially find it difficult to eat. You will be able to introduce harder items as you get used to your brace but it may be a good idea to cut up food so it is easier to eat. And try to steer clear of fizzy drinks and sugary treats to minimise damage to your teeth.

It’s important to brush at least twice a day and clean in between your teeth. Interdental brushes can help you get to all those hard to reach places, especially around the brackets.