Am I a Candidate for Behind-the-Teeth Lingual Braces?

Getting braces used to be considered primarily a teen rite of passage, but now more and more adults are choosing braces because new treatments are available that require less time and are less obviously visible. No matter your age, it’s important to consider which type of braces suits your lifestyle.

Dr. Lance Jue and the team at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe in Sugar Land, Texas, love nothing more than to sit down with you and go over braces options that are most appropriate for you and help you decide what orthodontic device and treatment plan will help you reach your goals faster.

And looks and speed of treatment aren’t everything either. You want braces that will be comfortable and effective. Orthodontics is a perfect example of a modality that requires highly customized treatment. Fortunately, that’s exactly what we provide here at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe.

What are lingual braces?

Lingual means having to do with the tongue, so lingual braces are ones that are actually placed on the backside of your teeth as opposed to the front surface, which you probably think of immediately when you hear the word braces

Since they’re nearer your tongue, they’re practically invisible and offer nothing like the “metal mouth” look of conventional braces when they’re placed on the front of your teeth. 

So many choices for braces

We know that when you consider braces for your child or yourself, you have to learn what amounts to a new language. What’s the difference between an underbite and a crossbite? A retainer and headgear? Dr. Jue helps you figure all that out as you start your orthodontic journey.

Braces are now made of metal, ceramic, or “invisible” braces, which are transparent plastic. Metal braces are the most visible. Ceramic ones blend with your teeth better because they — and sometimes their wires — are ceramic and match your teeth better.

There are also aligners that aren’t technically braces, but they correct problems by being placed over the teeth. They’re barely visible because they’re clear. 

Lingual braces are made of conventional metal wires and brackets, but offer:

Though lingual braces wearers may initially experience tongue pain, it abates after a short time.

Dr. Jue also reminds you that, if you opt for lingual braces, you’ll need to be committed to maintaining scrupulous oral hygiene, as they require careful daily cleaning for the duration of your treatment.  

Your care is our top priority

Dr. Jue is committed to ensuring that your sublingual braces treatment is managed carefully and consciously. His initial evaluation will involve a detailed examination and an assessment of what challenges you need to have corrected. 

We take X-rays of your mouth, and Dr. Jue analyzes everything from your bite to tooth crowding issues. Braces not only make your smile more beautiful, but they also correct physiological problems, and Dr. Jue monitors your progress for the duration of your treatment, as well as afterward for follow-up treatment.

Take a look at our Smile Gallery to see the transformations Dr. Jue has overseen!

Learn whether you’re a candidate for lingual braces

If the idea of inconspicuous braces appeals to you, make an appointment to discuss lingual braces with Dr. Jue. Simply call us to set up a consultation, or use our online booking tool

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