Listening to patients in the video provides an answer that would make any vote clear cut, appearance can matter in your life.
This isn’t about vanity, often just real world practicality. If you are on stage, at a business meeting, or video conference, giving a lecture, or interacting in many ways, braces are not an asset.
Neither will choosing lingual braces stop you developing the smile you want. They can treat straightforward, or complex issues and progress is there for you, or others to see, as treatment brings the required changes.
Other Pros & Cons
A relatively small percentage of dentists are trained and experienced in lingual braces. You need to find the right specialist, rather than your own dentist but in exchange for doing so, will be treated with a high level of skill.
Cost is higher, partly due to a little additional time in the chair, mainly the individual, precision manufacture of lingual braces and fine materials. They are however important for comfort and efficiency.
Lingual appliances can take more getting used to than traditional braces, with speech the most mentioned point. This is valid to a degree, although the vast majority of people adapt quickly and all types of braces raise different short term issues.
Having fixed braces means you can’t remove them, although you don’t need to worry about taking them off, changing, or losing them. Having braces fixed to the rear of your teeth also prevents damage to the front surface.
An Orthodontic View
Incognito lingual are made to fit the precise shape and size of your teeth. They can be used to treat any problem traditional braces treat and bring excellent outcomes, in overall technical terms, there are no issues.
Whilst fitting lingual braces requires care, time and dedicated skill, with those available, treatment is not uncomfortable. Neither is wearing them normally a concern, a good number of patients forget they are there.
Research to date has shown high achievement of treatment goals and reduced damage on the bonded surfaces of teeth. Except for unusual cases, there is no dental reason for not choosing lingual braces.
Our team are happy to advise on a number of options, we are not tied to any supplier, or orthodontic system. The choice is rightly yours to make, although we appreciate why truly invisible braces can be the best option.