Lingual Braces London

Enhance your smile discreetly with London Lingual Braces in London

Unlike traditional braces, lingual or “hidden braces”, allow you to enhance the appearance of your smile without anyone ever knowing.

What are Lingual braces and how do they work?

When it comes to discreet Orthodontic options, Lingual braces are the most similar to traditional braces as they still utilise the same metal components. However, unlike traditional braces which are placed on the front surface of the tooth for all to see, Lingual braces are fixed behind the teeth, making them almost invisible.

They work in a very similar way to traditional braces too, using a combination of archwires and brackets to gently apply the necessary pressure to gradually readjust the position of the teeth. Much like traditional braces, they will require routine appointments to tighten them as your teeth slowly shift into the desired place.

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Are London Lingual Braces right for you?

For most patients who need basic corrective Orthodontics, Lingual braces would be fine, however, no two smiles are the same and we’d advise you have an initial consultation with your specialist before making any decisions.

In some cases where there are more complex issues at hand, such as a significant overbite, Lingual braces may not be deemed the most suitable method of correction. The good news is that here at Ravenscourt Dental, we offer a range of Orthodontic solutions, and will work with you to find the most appropriate to suit your needs.

Adjusting to your Lingual in Braces London

If you’ve never had Orthodontic treatment before, it can take some getting used to – but this is a completely normal part of the process and shouldn’t take long!

We advise our patients who are getting Lingual braces fitted to wait a week or so for any initial discomfort to subside. After this time, you should find that you have adjusted to your new braces and can eat and drink freely again without any pain or discomfort.

Are you looking to enhance your smile discreetly?

Lingual braces are an effective and versatile option for most Orthodontic problems, so if you’re looking to correct your smile discreetly, this is a great solution to consider!

If you’d like to find out more about Lingual braces, or to speak with a member of our team about your specific needs, get in touch with our team. Call us on 020 8748 4023 or email at [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

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Lingual Braces FAQs

Do lingual braces hurt?

For some, orthodontic pain can be unbearable. Especially in the first few weeks after having braces fitted or after adjustment appointments.

Similar to other treatments, lingual braces will likely cause some discomfort – and it’s only natural.

Your teeth have likely never had anything pressing on them before, so of course it’ll feel uncomfortable at first, but this shouldn’t last for longer than a week.

In the meantime, you can ease any pain you feel with cold drinks and over-the-counter pain medication (such as paracetamol or ibuprofen).

If you experience any extreme pain, discomfort, or unusual symptoms such as swelling in the mouth and face, bleeding gums or infection, be sure to book an appointment with your orthodontist as soon as possible so that they can investigate and resolve the issue.

Are lingual braces expensive?

Even though lingual braces are similar to more traditional orthodontic treatments, they can be more expensive.

This is because sometimes, they need to be customised to fit each tooth perfectly – which increases the cost.

But more personalised treatments mean better results – so it’s more than worth it if you’re serious about achieving a picture-perfect smile.

At Ravenscourt Dental Practice, we understand that not everybody can fork out hundreds of pounds for braces in one go – but we also believe that everyone should have access to the treatments they need to achieve their dream smile.

This is why we’re proud to offer a range of dental finance plans, which allow you to spread the cost of lingual braces over interest-free monthly repayments.

To find out more about our payment plans, or for help with your application, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

How can I take care of lingual braces?

Because lingual braces are hidden at the back of your teeth, they can be a little harder to keep clean – but there are a few things you can do to keep them in good condition:

  • Use the correct tools – not only should you be brushing with a soft-bristled toothbrush to remove plaque and debris, but you should also be flossing too. There are a couple of options, but interdental cleaners are ideal for cleaning lingual braces, as they’re able to fit between tight, hard-to-reach areas more effectively than traditional dental floss.
  • Maintain a good oral hygiene routine – alongside your daily brushing and flossing, there are a few things you can incorporate to keep your lingual braces in tip-top condition – including water flossing and using a fluoride mouth rinse to flush even more food particles out from between the teeth. Brushing after meals is also a good idea to keep on top of things throughout the day.

Avoid certain foods – as with metal or ceramic braces, there are some foods you should steer clear of. Most foods are fine to eat, but you should avoid hard foods, like boiled sweets, that can cause breakage, and foods that can get stuck in your braces, like caramel and chewing gum.

Why get lingual braces at Ravenscourt Dental Practice?

Here at Ravenscourt Dental Practice, our experts have been providing the highest quality orthodontic treatments to our patients for over 20 years. And we’re the ideal team to help you achieve your smile goals.

We’re immensely proud of the reputation we’ve built for ourselves, and our hard work is reflected in the fact that we’re a multi-award-winning practice.

We work with some of the most esteemed dentists in the area, so you can be confident that you’re in the best hands whenever you visit us.

Ready to book a consultation for lingual braces in London?

Give us a call today on 020 8748 4023, or email us at [email protected] and we’ll be in touch to arrange a suitable appointment!