Lingual braces allow for correcting the same problems than conventional braces but the brackets can not be seen, as they are placed on the inner part of the teeth. It is safe, effective and comfortable.
WIN® Lingual Systems.
Incognito™ Appliance System.
Lingual orthodontic appliances are conducted by Dr. Gema Olmos, Orthodontics Specialist. The doctor holds a Master in Lingual Orthodontics title, M.Sc Lingual Orthodontics in Hannover Medical School. She is an active member of the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics and lecturer in several courses about lingual orthodontics.
Lingual orthodontics cost
The price of a lingual orthodontic treatment depends on the case, ranging from 2000€ for easier cases to 5400€ for the most complex cases. The method of payment usually consists of a downpayment of 1800€ for complex cases, and monthly payments of a variable amount depending on the length of treatment– around 150€ in most cases.
After analysing the preliminary diagnostic study, each patient is interviewed in order to be informed of the characteristics of the problem and the possible solutions. The patient will as well be given a closed budget beforehand, which is personalized.
The price of the lingual orthodontics appliances is higher than that of other types of appliances due to the fact that they are manufactured individually for each patient and require a sophisticated production system in a specialized laboratory. The specialization degree of the orthodontist needs to be higher, as his or her expertise and knowledge is key to the success of the treatment.
What are the lingual orthodontics appliances?
They are fixed appliances (brackets) which are placed in the inner side of the teeth, and therefore they are not seen from the outside.
The system is just as efficient as the conventional appliances and it can solve any problem.
At what age is it recommended to start with an orthodontic treatment?
There are interceptive orthodontic treatments (which aim to prevent a problem from growing and triggering other issues) and orthopaedic treatments (which aim to intervene in the growth of the bones that support the teeth), and both start at an early age, usually from the age of 6. Most corrective orthodontic treatments using multibracket appliances start later, around 12 years old, when all the permanent teeth have already erupted.
An orthodontic treatment can be carried out at any age, there is no age limit for correcting a malocclusion (a “bad bite”).
How long does an orthodontic treatment last?
The overall treatment time depends on the problem to be solved, the type of appliances, how well the appliances are taken care of, how fast the teeth move… Generally, it ranges from a few months, 6 to 8 in the easiest cases to 24 or 30 months in the most complicated cases.
Does the treatment hurt?
Usually, the first two or three days after the fitting of the orthodontic appliances the patient might feel pains which cease with analgesics.
In order to avoid mouth ulcers, it is convenient to apply orthodontic wax for the first days in the areas of greatest friction.
During treatment, when the archwires are changed it is common to experience increased teeth sensitivity when biting.
Is there an age limit for Invisible Orthodontics?
There is no age limit for undergoing an orthodontic treatment. The patient could be an adult or a child and it is not conditioned by the seriousness of the issue.
What is the purpose of an orthodontic treatment?
–Correcting teeth malpositions, so that teeth fit correctly and work efficiently without suffering traumas.
–Improving the smile aesthetics.
–Correcting the position of teeth that, as a consequence of the loss of a piece without replacement, have crooked or inclined over time, leaving gaps and hindering a suitable implant or prosthesis placing.
–Facilitating proper hygiene by solving teeth overcrowding, which usually involves a higher plaque accumulation and therefore it poses a higher risk of periodontal disease.
–Improving bone and gum conditions in cases where the teeth problems are insurmountable and they need to be replaced with implants.
In cases where these teeth are placed on areas demanding high aesthetics, the orthodontic treatments enable the movement of the tooth in such a way that it sweeps bone and gum along for a better outcome.
–And many more things…
Can my teeth suffer a wear due to the treatment?
No. An orthodontic treatment does not damage teeth, but bacterial plaque does.
In case that during treatment the patient does not comply with the hygiene rules nor attends the control appointments, there are risks of enamel decalcification, dental caries or gum swelling (gingivitis). That is why we insist and dedicate so much time to the instructions and hygiene check-ups.
When the enamel is already suffering a decalcification before the orthodontic treatment, invisible or lingual orthodontic appliances are especially recommended, as the former facilitate the hygiene and the latter decrease the risk of decalcification.
What are the Invisible Orthodontic Appliances?
Invisible or clear braces are removable orthodontic systems consisting of a series of clear plastic aligners which achieve a sequential movement of the teeth. The best known is the system Invisalign. It is very comfortable, since the patient can remove the aligners when eating or brushing his or her teeth. However, some dental movements are less predictable than with fixed orthodontic appliances.
It is important to consult with a professional who will state whether this is the best type of orthodontics in your case.
“Lingual orthodontics has made it possible to “repair” my teeth efficiently…”
“Lingual orthodontics has made it possible to “repair” my teeth efficiently and without complications…”
Better than traditional braces
“I have used both lingual braces and traditional braces, so I have experienced both feelings and in my opinion lingual braces are more comfortable, aesthetic and the outcome has been optimal. These braces are less problematic than traditional braces concerning sores and pains, and after a year some people forget they have them. Contrary to general belief, they do not hurt the tongue and you can articulate without troubles. Undoubtedly they are better than traditional braces.”
Very pleasant treatment by the staff
“The staff has been very kind. I am very satisfied regarding the outcome, since my problem has been solved almost without noticing.”
Excellent outcome and treatment
“The result has met all expectations, and therefore I am very pleased. On top of that, the service has also been excellent.”
You forget you are wearing braces
“At the beginning, you are uncertain due to the fact that these braces are not commonly known, but once it is put in place, after two weeks you are used to it and you almost forget about it. You only remember it when the archwires are changed, as for a day you’ll be experiencing a discomforting feeling of tightness, but the next day it will be gone.”
A great discovery
“Lingual orthodontic appliances have been a great discovery to me. It is not only due to the dreaded aesthetic problem, but especially because it is so pleasant and encouraging to notice month after month that your teeth are moving towards the right position and your smile is prettier. Besides, there is no discomfort. As soon as you are adapted, you are not in a hurry to have it removed and that does not happen with other types of orthodontic treatment.”
Updated on new treatments such as lingual orthodontics
“I have been provided with much information about every doubt I came up with. I have felt they are very up-to-date regarding new treatments (lingual orthodontics) and all of this together with a warm treatment.”
It has been great being able to enjoy my smile
“It has been great to enjoy my smile with the braces out of sight during the whole treatment. Eventually you forget you are wearing them. I recommend it to everyone who wants to show off a perfect smile without anyone noticing.”
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