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Making and Placing Lingual Braces
The process for applying lingual braces involves taking an impression of the teeth, which is then sent to a dental laboratory and used to create customized brackets. The process takes about six weeks and, once completed, allows the orthodontist to use a specific process to cement the braces onto the back surfaces of your teeth.
Not everyone can wear lingual braces. The teeth must be long enough to provide sufficient room to glue the braces on the inside of the teeth; therefore, lingual braces may not work for children or someone with especially small teeth. You also cannot wear lingual braces if you have excessive bite problems.
Like traditional braces, this product works by applying gentle yet continuous pressure on the teeth, to help them slowly shift into proper position. The treatment can take anywhere from 18-36 months, depending on the severity of a patient's overcrowding of teeth or their bite.
Ask your dentist at New Horizons Dental Center about lingual braces and find out if you're a good candidate. Call us at 703-955-4221.