Lingual braces are a great aesthetic dental substitute for folks who need to have braces in Staten Island NY but hate metallic braces due to their failure to adhere to aesthetics. Lingual orthodontics are practically invisible braces because the orthodontist fits them at the back of your teeth. This is definitely contrary to standard orthodontics which are clearly visible by everyone. The effect of this is that no one has to know that you are wearing braces; they are completely hidden from view. Undoubtedly to many people, they are the perfect braces for adults, young adults and kids too. Anybody can get lingual braces in spite of their age.
How we Fit Lingual Braces
The whole process of fitting lingual braces is fairly fast and straight forward. You can expect to go through the following process when you come to us for lingual braces:
- Step one - at the first consultation soon after we have established the treatment that you require, we create a plaster cast of your teeth that we send to the dental lab for creation of dental braces. Each brace is customized for each tooth. At the dental lab, the dental braces are made, placed in a small tub of wax and inserted in a plaster applicator. Orthodontic cement is then smeared on every single bracket. The dental braces are then sent to us after which get in touch with you and schedule an appointment.
- Step two - With an applicator, we push the lingual brackets up against the inside of your teeth.
- Step three - We give the cement time to dry up and set and, take off the applicator which by this time is quite easy to do. The lingual brackets stay on your teeth. Finally, we complete the process by adding an archwire.
A Few Hints when wearing Lingual Braces
As with every kind of orthodontic appliance, there are several guidelines which if implemented dutifully could make your orthodontic experience a lot better. Listed here below are a couple of these useful pointers:
- Swallowing food - when you are swallowing, don't use the tongue thrust as this may create a force on your teeth. Preferably, place your back teeth together almost like shutting your jaws and while using upper teeth softly coming in contact with the lower, try to swallow. You will definitely get used to it after some time.
- Wax we provide – the wax that we provide is only for occasional use when necessary to minimize discomfort; avoid overuse.
- Speech – practice makes perfect; practice your speech regularly to get familiar with talking with braces.
Diet - delicate non-sticky dishes should be your dishes of choice at first. Further, fight the urge to eat out at restaurants before you get totally used to having braces in your mouth.