It has been said that once someone has looked into your eyes, the next feature they focus on is your mouth and teeth. Thus we can assume your pearly whites are pretty important when it comes to making a good first impression. Especially for adults, the invisibility of Lingual Braces can be important in work and social situations.
Lingual Braces are pretty much the same as traditional braces and function in exactly the same way, but there is a major, aesthetic difference – people won’t see a shiny, metal smile, often called “train tracks.” Before technological advances in teeth straightening, braces could only be fitted one way — smack-dab on the front of the teeth. Lingual Braces, on the other hand, are fitted to the back of your teeth, so they’re sometimes called “inside” braces. While they work just as effectively (and do exactly the same job), most of the heavy-duty metal work is concealed, and this makes them the most invisible type of braces.
Some of the newest lingual brackets are self-ligating — the bracket itself traps and holds the archwire instead of being bound in place with elastic bands. This feature helps to make for fewer dental appointments that are simpler and quicker, and also makes cleaning easier.