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Lingual Hidden Braces

Peter Jahn'Shahi, DDS -  - Orthodontist

Park Slope Orthodontics

Peter Jahn'Shahi, DDS

Orthodontist located in Brooklyn, NY

Dr. Jahn’Shahi provides traditional metal braces for his patients from throughout New York City Patients can visit him at Park Slope Orthodontics, in Park Slope & Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, New York, for braces consultations, application and follow ups.

Lingual Hidden Braces Q & A

What are Lingual Hidden Braces?

Lingual braces are a great orthodontic option when you are concerned about the appearance of braces. Lingual braces will still employ the use of metal wires and brackets. However, instead of sitting on the front of teeth, they are attached to the back of the teeth while your teeth shift to the correct position

How are the Lingual Hidden Braces Placed?

The installation process for lingual braces begins with taking an impression of the patient’s teeth. This impression is then sent to a dental lab and used to create the brackets. When the brackets are finished, the orthodontist will use a special dental bonding cement to attach them to the back of the teeth. They work by applying gentle but persistent pressure to the teeth which gradually shift into the right position. Treatment takes approximately 18 to 36 months and will depend on the severity of the person’s alignment or crowding issues.

Do lingual hidden braces feel strange?

Lingual braces will feel strange to begin with; it will take the time to become used to the sensation. However, this is no different than with any other orthodontic treatment like traditional or ceramic braces and Invisalign®.

How Do You Take Care of Lingual Braces?

It is essential for patients to maintain good oral hygiene habits. Brushing and flossing daily is important and the person should use a soft, round-bristle brush. Using an oral irrigation device to flush the area around the brackets is also recommended. Patients are also encouraged to use a fluoride rinse to strengthen teeth. Using wax on the braces can help to alleviate or prevent the rubbing which occurs on the tongue. To determine if lingual braces will be a good fit for you, contact the office to schedule a consultation with the Dr. Jahn’Shahi. He will help you to choose the best type of braces for your exact needs.