Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces, discreet braces for a perfect smile.

Do you wish you had a better smile but are reluctant to have fixed braces everyone can see - then lingual braces may be the answer.

Lingual braces are bespoke fixed braces glued to the back surface of the teeth – making them invisible to other people.  

Once fitted they can be used to treat a variety of dental issues including bite problems, tooth gaps and crowded smiles without anyone even realising you’re wearing them.

How long will it take for me to adjust to wearing my brace?

Like any orthodontic treatment, you may at first experience some discomfort, especially on your tongue, but this can normally be assisted with mild painkillers or rinsing your mouth with warm salt water.  

After four or five days most people have become fully accustomed to their new braces and many barely even notice them.  

Will my speech be affected?

Your speech may be slightly affected at first but most people fully adapt to their new braces within a couple of weeks.

Caring for lingual braces

Are there any foods I should avoid whilst wearing my brace?

We advise that our patients avoid eating anything hard or chewy because this may break the brackets off your teeth. While soft foods like soup and pasta are easier to manage, you can still enjoy most of your favourite treats – but  it helps to always cut up hard food into small pieces before eating it.

How do I look after my teeth whilst wearing lingual braces?

Your brace provides food and plaque with more places to hide, so you’ll need to be even more thorough with your oral hygiene routine. You will need to brush and floss after every meal to remove the small pieces of food that will get trapped in your brace.

It is a good idea to carry a toothbrush with you at all times, and use a fluoride mouthwash every evening to protect your teeth from decay.

Do you think lingual braces may be the right option for you?  Contact Ravenscourt Dental Practice to book your assessment now on 20 8748 4023 or email: