Whether you have previously heard of Roanoke lingual braces or have never heard of them, they are great teeth straightening tools. Our team at Lampros and Reopelle Orthodontics wants to provide you with all the information that we can so that you and your family can fully understand what lingual braces are and how they function. We hope that you will find this blog educational and informational. If we do not answer any of your questions within this blog and wish to contact us, please reach out. We are happy to answer any further questions that you may have.
What are lingual braces?
Roanoke lingual braces are a form of braces that are made to be discrete but still effective. Lingual braces use brackets and wires, but they are placed behind teeth instead of on their front side. Think of the standard metal braces you typically find on children, and on teens, lingual braces are similar to those, just placed on the inside of the teeth.
Are they similar to traditional metal braces?
In certain aspects, yes, lingual braces are similar to metal braces. Both traditional metal braces and lingual braces require brackets to be cemented to teeth using dental cement. They both also use wires and rubber bands to move teeth into their permanent position over time. Both of these braces are very durable and long-lasting.
Are Roanoke lingual braces similar to Invisalign?
Just like traditional metal braces and lingual braces had some similarities, lingual braces and Invisalign also share similarities. Discreteness is the one major factor that both lingual braces and Invisalign have in common. As we have previously mentioned, lingual braces are placed on the inside of the tooth, so that way, people are unable to see your braces. Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to straighten teeth, which also makes your teeth straightening process invisible to others. This is the most common reason why people love both of these options.
How do I get lingual braces?
Getting lingual braces for yourself does not have to be a tricky task. We ask that you make an appointment with our team so we can examine you. When you come in, we will take x-rays of your mouth, and our orthodontist will do a full examination of your teeth to see if lingual braces are ideal for your orthodontic needs. We discuss financials with you next, and after the appointment concludes, we will let you know if lingual braces are right for you.
Are Roanoke lingual braces hard to care for?
Roanoke lingual braces are not hard to care for, and they are similar to traditional metal braces. You must continue to brush and floss your teeth and do regular rinses to wash out particles. Maintaining good oral hygiene is critical for your dental health. We recommend that you carry around a travel bag with essentials like toothpaste, toothbrush, and floss to clean your lingual braces anywhere.
We hoped this Lingual Braces blog was helpful. If we were unable to answer any questions, please feel free to contact us. Our Lampros and Reopelle Orthodontics team is happy to help in any way we can. If you would like to make an appointment with us, you can do so on our website.