How Are Lingual Braces Different From Traditional Braces?

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If you are looking for a way to make your teeth straighter, there are many treatments available to you. Braces are just one option, and you can also try a unique variety called lingual braces. Lingual braces work in much the same way as traditional braces. By being applied to the teeth, the braces cause them to come into their proper alignment using a steady, gentle pressure. Over time, this will align your teeth into the desired position.

So if this is the case, how are lingual braces different from traditional braces? Well, instead of being placed on the front of your teeth, they are placed along the back. This allows them to discreetly move your teeth into position.

As you may know, traditional braces can be eye-catching, though sometimes not in the way you might prefer. When you smile, they can cover up a good portion of your teeth. Conversely, lingual braces are in a place where they don’t take center stage and allow you to show off your natural smile instead.

If lingual braces sound enticing to you, we can provide them here at Avenue Orthodontics in Whitestone, New York. Dr. Abraham Chahine and Dr. Eleni Michailidis, our orthodontists, are happy to help you achieve your best smile. We are happy to work with you to find the best solution for your needs. You can set up a visit by calling 718-767-8400. We look forward to working with you!