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Lingual Braces in Leeds

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Discover the magic of lingual braces with Aesthetique Dental, the perfect solution for those who want to straighten their teeth without compromising on aesthetics. Hidden behind your teeth, these braces offer the effectiveness of traditional orthodontics but are invisible to others. Embrace the confidence of a beautiful smile without the visible signs of treatment – start your journey today.

How are lingual braces placed?

At your first appointment, we take a detailed impression of your teeth. This ensures that the brackets for your lingual braces fit perfectly in your mouth.

Fitting lingual braces is a bit more complex than traditional ones because they go on the back of your teeth, where space is limited. To place them correctly, all brackets are cemented at once using a special tray, unlike traditional braces where each bracket is placed one at a time. This custom approach guarantees the best results for your smile.

The Lingual Brace Treatment Process

Lingual braces offer a discreet way to straighten your teeth by fitting them behind your teeth. Here’s what you can expect from the process:

Stage One

  • A digital scan or dental impressions of your teeth are taken to create a custom 3D model for your braces.

Stage Two

  • Brackets are then attached to the back of your teeth, connected by a wire that applies gentle pressure to align your teeth.

Stage Three

  • Every 6-8 weeks, you'll visit your dentist to adjust the braces, gradually achieving your desired smile.

What are the benefits of lingual braces?

Lingual braces offer a discreet way to straighten your teeth, combining the effectiveness of traditional metal braces with the added benefit of being hidden behind the teeth. This means you can go about your day without worrying about what your smile looks like.

They’re custom-made for comfort and can correct complex dental issues, including rotations and gaps. Plus, any potential discolouration from the braces occurs on the inside of the teeth, keeping your smile bright throughout and after the treatment.

Lingual Braces FAQs

  • How much do lingual braces cost?
    Lingual braces typically cost more than traditional braces due to their custom fit and placement behind the teeth. Prices vary based on your specific case, so give our team a call and we can book you in for a consultation, where we’ll assess your teeth and give you a full breakdown of the cost you can expect.
  • Do lingual braces affect your speech?
    You might notice a temporary change in speech as you adjust to lingual braces, but this usually improves with time.
  • Are lingual braces painful?
    Like all braces, lingual braces can cause some discomfort as your teeth move, but pain levels are generally manageable.
  • What can and can’t you eat with lingual braces?
    It's best to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that could damage the lingual braces. Soft foods are recommended, especially after adjustments.
  • How long do lingual braces take?
    The treatment time for lingual braces is similar to that of traditional braces, varying from case to case but generally between 18 to 36 months.
  • Are lingual braces cheaper than Invisalign?
    Lingual braces are often more expensive than Invisalign due to their customisation and the complexity of their placement behind the teeth.

Why Choose Aesthetique?

If you’re dreaming of a straighter smile but want to keep your journey under wraps, we’ve got you covered. Choose us for a blend of expert care, cutting-edge technology, and a personal touch that makes all the difference. Let’s start your discreet smile transformation today.

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Aesthetique Dental Care 21 Wharf Street, The Calls Leeds West Yorkshire LS2 7EQ

We’re in the heart of Leeds - accessed by bus and train and have convenient on street parking.

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