One thought on “Do Lingual Braces Take Longer than Regular Braces?

  1. Arti says:

    However, in general lingual braces take about 1-2 years to complete the treatment so it’s about the same as having regular metal braces. Like most orthodontic treatments, each person and case is alternative so this is a difficult question to answer without seeing your mouth. Pretty cool, huh? a few places refer to them as “incognito braces”. Having braces on the backside of your teeth can interfere with your tongue when you speak. There may be certain things that can speed up or slow down your treatment so be sure to discuss this with your orthodontist at your consultation, prior to beginning treatment. The good news is that this usually only lasts for a couple weeks but goes away as you adjust. However, most people are not familiar with lingual braces. Basically, they are braces on the backside of your teeth instead of the side that can be seen when you smile. Lingual braces are when the brackets and wires are actually placed on the INSIDE surface of your teeth. Most people know what traditional braces are; the metal brackets and wires that straighten and align your teeth and jaw. This interference can result in a lisp when you speak. This can also happen with traditional metal braces so this con isn’t specific to lingual braces but it can be more common.

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