A healthy and beautiful smile is the first thing people notice about you. Currently, more than 4 million people in Canada and the United States are under the care of an orthodontic specialist to straighten their teeth with orthodontic braces. Seeking treatment, although can be a significant obstacle for many because they don’t like the look of conventional metal braces. The good news is that braces technology has come a long way. Lingual Braces are one of the most recent forms of orthodontic appliances, they’re a great option for working professionals, image-conscious teenagers, and people conscious about the look of braces.
Serve the same function as traditional braces, but they are fixed to the back of your teeth or lingual side of the teeth, rather than the front making them invisible when you smile.
Unlike conventional braces, the brackets, wires, and elastic bands are all mounted on the back of the teeth. Unless you open your mouth very wide, others cannot see them.
Might Be Less Painful
Studies have conflicting views about this idea but seem to favor lingual braces. Researchers have found that those who wear lingual braces have lower levels of pain throughout their first month of treatment. Essentially, any type of braces might cause mouth pain at first, and around 90% of people with braces say that their main concern is pain and discomfort. However, this discomfort will eventually go away. In the meantime, your orthodontist may recommend eating cold foods, over-the-counter pain medications, and orthodontic wax.
Can be customized using CAD/CAM software. Studies have also shown that people with customized lingual braces have fewer speech problems and chewing problems. Whereas people using prefabricated braces also had more issues with pressure sores and tongue pain.
Fewer Lifestyle Changes
Although wearing braces mean some changes at first, such as eating soft foods and learning how to clean your braces, compared to conventional braces, lingual braces may mean fewer lifestyle changes.
The American Dental Association requires you to have at least 2-years of post-doctoral and advanced training in orthodontics with an accredited program after graduating from dental school. As you consider your options, keep in mind that Dr. Yazji is an orthodontic specialist who not only meets but exceeds the stringent orthodontic standards of education and experience as set by the American Dental Association.
An orthodontic specialist is an expert at moving teeth, correcting bad bites, facial and dental irregularities using conventional and 3M Incognito Lingual Braces, both – with the highest professional standards and assurance of quality care.
Finding an orthodontic specialist for yourself is really quite easy. You can schedule a free orthodontic consultation with Dr. Yazji’s Contemporary Orthodontics by filling out a brief form here. You can also try our virtual consultation to help guide you on the path to a wonderful smile. Dr. Yazji will evaluate your orthodontic needs and personal smile goals and offer you a preliminary diagnosis.
Come meet us in Weston, Brickell, and West Miami. To book a consultation, you can also contact our offices at 954.280.4399 or 305.780.6418.