Most of us are pretty self-conscious about those niggling little imperfections that show-up when we smile. It can be even worse for those working in public relations or the media, where ‘image’ is an essential part of the job. Luckily, lingual braces offer an invisible teeth straightening solution that’s ideal for life in the limelight.
Lingual braces still use the traditional brackets and wires that are so effective for teeth straightening. The secret of lingual braces is that they are cleverly hidden behind your teeth. That’s the number-one reason why high-profile personalities like royal London mum, Kate Middleton have joined the growing ranks of celebrities with lingual braces.
Lingual Braces Behind Teeth?
It all makes perfect sense; if braces on the front of your teeth can correct dental imperfections, why can’t braces behind your teeth do the same job?
Just like the dreaded ‘train track’ braces, lingual braces still rely on individual brackets to gradually move each tooth to its optimum position. Thankfully, now it can all done ‘behind the scenes’, with invisible braces fixed behind your teeth.
With lingual braces, successful treatment relies heavily on the skill and experience of your hidden brace dentist. As your treatment progresses, your dentist must carefully adjust the ‘archwires’ that connect each bracket. Over the course of your treatment, a skilled, lingual brace dentist will gradually reveal your sensational, celebrity smile.
Incognito Braces – The Lingual Braces Gold Standard
Individually crafted and personalised in Germany, Incognito braces have become the ‘gold standard’ in lingual braces. With individually personalised gold brackets, Incognito braces are not only hypoallergenic, they are also one of the most technically efficient lingual braces currently available.
At your first Incognito appointment, your certified London dentist will discuss your tooth alignment problems and carry-out a basic dental check-up. If your problems can be treated with hidden Incognito braces, your dentist will book a second appointment for X-rays and dental impressions.
After your impressions appointment, your Incognito dentist will send your individual dental profile and data to the Incognito lab in Germany. This is where the technicians will carefully prepare each of your custom brackets.
The next stage of treatment is the bonding and connection of your gold braces. This is where your Incognito dentist will demonstrate the professional skill and expertise needed to work with lingual braces!
Life With Hidden Lingual Braces
Whichever type of hidden braces you choose, you may feel a little discomfort during the first few weeks. Lingual actually means ‘near the tongue’, so it’s not surprising that your tongue may feel tender while it gets used to your hidden lingual braces.
A slight lisp is another common problem that you may experience in your first few weeks as a hidden brace wearer. Thankfully, most lingual brace dentists have a few tricks of the trade that can help you through the early days.
Treatment with lingual braces is likely to take a little longer than with some other types of invisible brace. The reason? Fitting and adjusting lingual braces is much more demanding than working with traditional, fixed metal braces. The payback is that the amazing results will be well worth the extra effort.
As with all types of tooth straightening brace, extra attention to your dental hygiene is essential during hidden brace treatment. As well as brushing and flossing without fail, you may also need to adjust your diet. This is a great opportunity to swap crunchy biscuits and snack bars for smoothies and soft foods. Fizzy, acidic fruit drinks and cola are strictly off the menu.
How Much Will Lingual Braces Cost In London?
With all of the additional skill, technology and dental work involved, you won’t be surprised to hear that lingual braces cost more than many of the other invisible brace options available in London.
As with most cosmetic dental procedures, the cost of lingual braces varies enormously in London. When the costs and finance options are discussed in-clinic at your first appointment, you need to make sure that you ask the right questions:
- Does the quoted lingual braces cost include all the extras?
- How long will lingual brace treatment take?
- How many appointments are included in the quoted price?
- Are follow-up and aftercare appointments included?
At our King’s Cross Dental Clinic, London, WC1X 8QD, the starting cost of invisible lingual brace treatment is around £1750. This compares exceptionally well against other premium quality cosmetic dentistry clinics in the centre of London.
Our King’s Cross Dental Clinic is close to The British Library, just a short walk from St Pancras tube and King’s Cross rail stations.
Call today for details of our low-cost finance arrangements for expert lingual brace treatment.
Telephone: 020 7837 0773