Lingual braces are custom made fixed braces bonded to the back of the teeth making them invisible to other people. We offer two types of lingual braces: custom made braces (Incognito), which are individually fabricated for each of patient’s teeth and standard braces which are also individually fabricated for every patient and for each of the patient’s teeth using special equipment, but the arch wires are manufactured automatically.
New offer! Custom made lingual braces system INCOGNITO is a brand new lingual braces system, which has a number of advantages:
they are flat and do not emerge, which allows for faster patient’s adaptation – speech impairment and tongue soreness are far less frequent;
they are tailor-made, fabricated for each tooth individually, and the custom made base of braces allows for precise secondary placement.;
they are hypoallergic, fabricated from a special alloy, which makes them a good option for those who are allergic to nickel;
In order to fabricate your Incognito lingual braces, the dentist will make impressions of your teeth and send them to TOP-Service Laboratory (Germany). There, in the laboratory 3D computer scanning of the impressions is done and your individual braces are fabricated. The brackets fit to the lingual surfaces of patient’s teeth, that’s why braces are so flat and small. Due to customized archwires, shaped to high precision using wire bending robots, teeth can be perfectly straightened in all three dimensions.
Treatment goes quickly and in a comfortable way. The ultimate result is a perfect teeth alignment.
Hardly anyone can dispute advantages of lingual braces: they do not violate the aesthetics of face and smile, nor do they change lips shape and contour. Lingual braces have elements of functional appliances (bite plate on upper incisors and canines), which allows for easier closed occlusion treatment. Lingual treatment is associated with individual approach to braces placement and archwires binding for every patient with maxillofacial abnormalities. The space between lingual brackets is smaller than between conventional ones, but at the same time the archwires act in a more aggressive way, which considerably reduces active treatment times.
Disadvantages of the lingual technique for patients are following: you may sometimes require 2-8 weeks to get comfortably adjusted to the lingual braces after they are fitted to your teeth (speech and chewing functions impairment), mostly due to the fact that the space for your tongue becomes reduced. There are some challenges for your dentist too. They are fitted indirectly, because of various lingual teeth surfaces; they also require more frequent check-ups (every second or third week). Treatment with lingual braces is much more time-consuming for the dentist, as it takes longer to fit them, bend the archwires at each treatment stage, which is easily explained by the fact that lingual teeth surface are harder to reach and observe. Furthermore, lingual braces technique is rather costly as it requires special medical equipment and tools.
An absolute must for any dentist using the lingual technique is gaining theoretical knowledge and practical experience through attending different typodont courses and workshops. The reason why it is so important is that lingual treatment is associated with various challenges while treatment and its planning as well using archwires. That is why our orthodontist at ProfiDent clinic has developed her competence in lingual technique under the expert guidance of the top professionals of Germany, France and Japan. In 2000 she was one of the first orthodontists in the CIS countries to undergo training in this lingual technique, working afterwards under Prof. Wiechmann supervision in Germany.