Some children and teens who need braces may not like the look of them. Fortunately, there are some options to make braces less visible.
The most effective method is to put braces behind the teeth instead of in front. In this article, we’ll discuss everything you need to know about this special type of braces.
Braces placed behind the teeth are known as “lingual” or “incognito” braces. Here’s what you need to know about this type of braces.
Braces that go behind teeth are made of the same materials as traditional braces and work in the same way—the main difference is that you can’t see them.
Lingual braces can cost between $5,000 and $13,000, compared to the $3,000–$8,000 range of traditional braces.
With any type of braces, maintaining oral hygiene is extremely important. But when braces are placed behind the teeth, brushing and flossing can be a little harder because the braces are a little more out of your child’s way.
To improve dental hygiene, make sure your child brushes twice a day, flosses, and avoids sugary, sticky foods.
Here are some of the foods that your child should and shouldn’t eat with these braces:
When placing braces behind the teeth, each bracket and wire need to be specially made for each tooth.
It’s a little trickier to put braces on the back of teeth, and while a general dentist can sometimes install regular braces, braces that go behind the teeth usually require the skill of an orthodontist.
People who play sports or instruments may benefit from having their braces put on behind their teeth. Also, because the brackets in these braces are made of gold, those who experience allergic reactions to nickel can also benefit.
Are braces that go behind the teeth right for your child? Come into Kool Smiles for a no-cost consultation with one of our orthodontists who will be happy to answer all of your questions about braces.
Call us today and schedule an appointment.
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