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Lingual Braces

lingualbraceWhat’s meant by “lingual orthodontics”?

“Lingual” comes from Latin and means „on the side towards the tongue“. Lingual orthodontics refers to the correction of malaligned teeth by means of fixed appliances (braces) bonded to the inner side of the teeth. So correct tooth positioning can be achieved without the braces being seen.

Can any malalignment be corrected with lingual orthodontics?

Yes. Whereas removable appliances allow only simple, minor tooth movements, especially with adults, even extreme malalignments can be corrected with lingual orthodontics.

What is the age limit for lingual orthodontics?

There is no limit, provided the periodontal tissues are fundamentally intact, i.e. the teeth are still relatively firmly fixed in the bone. It is quite common to believe that braces are only suitable for children and adolescents. People tend to think “It’s too late for me anyway”, but they are often mistaken. Even patients in their sixties can be treated efficiently with fixed lingual appliances.

Is the lingual technique also suitable for children?

Yes, but not until most of the permanent teeth have erupted.

How does the new INCOGNITO system differ from traditional lingual braces?

INCOGNITO is the first totally individual bracket system for lingual orthodontics and not only offers a new variety of treatment possibilities to the orthodontist but also the highest patient comfort that is technically possible – that reduces tongue irritations and speech problems and shortens the time necessary to get used to your braces.

 

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