Lingual braces

Alternatives to lingual braces

There are now many orthodontic systems available to choose from (depending on suitability). These can usually be broken down into the main categories of:

Fixed braces: These are the most conventional ways to straighten teeth and are fixed to the front of your teeth. They can comprise of either metal or ceramic (clear) brackets and wires. Modern advances in dentistry has meant they are less bulky than the very traditional train track braces we can all remember from our old school days. There are many different types of braces that fall into this category.

Clear aligners: a series of transparent shields are used to gradually move your teeth into their final position. The fact they are very discreet when worn and can be removed for short periods of times for special occasions, makes this an ever-growing segment of orthodontic treatments.

Removable appliances: somewhat of a hybrid solution between braces and clear aligners, there are removable braces. They are built to be discrete, in a metal and plastic material. Using coil springs and aligner bows, your teeth move into a final position in a fairly quick way. Just like clear aligners, they can be taken out for very short periods of time to fit into your lifestyle.

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