Lingual Braces Procedure | Dental Treatment Guide

Because Lingual Braces are fitted to the back of the teeth, they are more complex to fit than traditional braces. The following four steps on the key stages in the application of Lingual Braces and will be relevant to every patient.

Step One:
- the dentist takes impressions of the teeth using a plastic mould.

Step Two:
- a laboratory uses the mould to create customised brackets

Step Three:
- on a second visit to the dentist, the brackets are cemented to the back of the teeth. The arch wire is also installed, providing the tension to move the teeth.

Step Four:

- a retaining brace is usually required to ensure that moved teeth do not relapse.

Depending on the complexity of the dental work required, individual patients may require additional stages in their treatment. For example, some patients require tooth extractions to facilitate tooth movement and allow the remaining teeth to grow more naturally. Others are required to wear head gear for a period of time to apply extra pressure which moves teeth faster. During the initial consultation, the dentist should inform each patient fully of what their treatment will involve.

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