Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, hiding them from your smile as you straighten your teeth.
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Orthodontic treatment with lingual braces
Treatment begins with a visit to our experts in braces behind teeth in Los Angeles, who take impressions and X-rays to plan placement and correction.
During placement, our doctors bond the brackets behind the teeth and thread arch wires through them. At regular appointments throughout treatment, the doctor tightens these wires in order to pull the teeth into their proper positions.
After treatment is completed, which may take one to two years, our orthodontists remove the braces and give the patient a retainer to wear to preserve their results.
Benefits of braces behind teeth
In addition to offering aesthetic support, lingual braces let patients avoid the cheek abrasion that is common with traditional metal braces.
Some patients with severe overbite or very short teeth may not qualify for lingual braces. Schedule a consultation to learn more about this treatment and discuss candidacy.