Lingual appliance

ORTHODONTICS

Lingual appliance

The lingual brace is a type of fixed brace, brace and even elastic orthodontic that attaches behind the teeth, it is a great option for patients who don’t want people to know they are wearing braces. If you are a teenager worried about your friend’s judgment or if you are an adult that your appearance is very important in the workplace, lingual braces are the best choice for having beautiful teeth.


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The adaptation process of the lingual appliance

The adaptation process of the lingual appliance
The first step in the lingual brace procedure is to take an impression of the teeth. Then your doctor will send it to the dental lab to build custom brackets. The construction of braces can take 6 weeks, and after that the doctor will repair the braces with a special method.

The lingual brace like the traditional brace gently moves the teeth into the correct position with continuous pressure. The duration of treatment can last from 18 to 36 months depending on the severity of the individual’s crowded teeth or their bite.

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Questions and answers

Is it difficult to fit the lingual appliance?

Most people think that orthodontic adaptation of the back of the teeth is a very difficult task, but specialized orthodontists are trained to install lingual orthodontics and other type of orthodontics with the most modern and best method. The lingual appliance can only work in two sessions.

Does the lingual brace affect the individual lifestyle?

People wishing to have a lingual brace should speak to their doctor about lifestyle changes after wearing the brace. Many people take time to adjust to speaking and eating while wearing the lingual brace.

Eating: Although after adjusting the lingual brace, the patient can eat normally, but should avoid eating foods such as hard candy, chewing gum and carbonated drinks that damage the brace.

Conversation: Lingual braces can develop lingual problems such as stammering and an inability to pronounce certain words. Although most people have quickly gotten used to these braces and their lingual problems will go away.

Care of the lingual appliance

Like any other appliance, oral hygiene must be observed to prevent gingivitis and tooth decay. Observe oral hygiene including:

Brush your teeth twice a day lasting at least 2 minutes
Use a round-bristled toothbrush to clean the teeth at the gumline
Daily flossing or interproximal brushing to remove plaque substance and food debris between teeth. Using an oral irrigation device (water jet) to remove food debris around the orthodontic brace.
Fluoride rinse to improve teeth.

Your first visit

Many people who visit Dental Experts Albania have questions about cosmetic problems, including stained and discolored teeth. On your first visit, you will receive a full series of X-rays, a thorough exam, cleaning, and time to speak to your dentist (expect to spend approximately 90 minutes in our office).

We will review your exam, talk about how you would like to improve the appearance of your teeth, and discuss a treatment plan.

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