Want to get back braces?! Here's how it works and its advantages and disadvantages - المركز الطبي لرعاية الأسنان

Want to get back braces?! Here’s how it works and its advantages and disadvantages

Lingual Braces, Installing braces is one of the best therapeutic and cosmetic methods used to improve the overall appearance of teeth and achieve the ideal smile for individuals. In this article, we will discuss in detail everything related to a specific type of braces called lingual braces.

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces

Braces are a type of braces that doctors tend to use to treat various dental problems that patients of different ages may experience. Lingual braces are made of stainless steel and are often used after removing traditional braces in many cases. These braces take the shape of the teeth and are virtually unnoticeable to the patient.

How Do Lingual Braces Work?

The idea behind lingual braces is based on installing their lingual archwires, which do not differ much from traditional archwires. The treating doctor takes measurements of the patient’s teeth and provides them to a specialized laboratory to manufacture a suitable brace capable of accommodating all of them.

Advantages of Fixed Lingual Braces

There is a type of braces that many doctors resort to and many patients prefer because it is not visible to others, encouraging many adults and young people to have them installed. This type is the fixed brace installed behind the teeth, which offers the patient’s teeth many benefits due to its numerous advantages, which include the following points:

  • Teeth Stability

This type of braces provides stability to the teeth after removing the braces and prevents them from shifting, especially the front teeth, which are prone to a lot of pressure that can easily cause them to move.

  • Invisibility to Others

One of the most prominent advantages of this type of braces is that it is hidden and not visible as it is installed and fixed behind the teeth.

  • Does Not Impede Movement or Speech

This brace does not cause any embarrassment for the patient when speaking while installed, as it does not hinder the person’s ability to pronounce all words and letters correctly.

  • Not Prone to Loss

This type of fixed brace is not prone to easy movement as it is fixed with special adhesives on the back surface of the teeth, unlike removable braces that can be easily removed and reinstalled.

  • Not Prone to Breakage

This brace is made of raw materials that are not easily broken and are not affected by any pressure or bad habits.

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Advantages of Fixed Lingual Braces

Advantages of Fixed Lingual Braces

Disadvantages of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces have received many positive opinions and good comments from many patients and different medical cases, whether young or old, due to the advantages mentioned above. However, there are some disadvantages that patients may experience when installing them:

  • This procedure or the installation of this brace requires some time to complete, as it takes a full hour for the treating doctor to complete it correctly.
  • There are some complicated steps required for this procedure.
  • Brushing teeth with this type of brace installed can be somewhat difficult and requires precision to prevent infections in the teeth.
  • In cases of severe and continuous pressure, this brace may break, causing a wound or damage to the gums in the oral cavity.
  • The wires of this brace corrode when consuming sugary foods and carbonated beverages.
  • The shape of the brace changes frequently when consuming hard, solid foods that exert pressure on the teeth.
  • It is relatively expensive.

Should the Fixed Brace Be Changed?

There is a possibility that the fixed brace may become damaged or experience any health issue that causes a malfunction, requiring its immediate removal and replacement with a new one. The Dental Center: where we make the braces experience more comfortable and convenient. You can learn about the duration of braces pain and the causes behind it through this article.

Duration of Lingual Braces

The duration for which any type of braces is installed or used in treatment is determined by the treating doctor based on medical reports, test results, and X-rays that show the extent of corrections and adjustments needed for the teeth. For lingual braces, whose archwires are slightly longer than traditional archwires, the typical duration for installation ranges from 18 to 36 months for all medical cases.

Components of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces contain the same components as traditional braces. All braces have the same composition, and the difference lies in the method of operation or the execution of procedures for each type. These braces perform their functional role with the help of their components, which include:

  • Brackets or attachments that are fixed on the surface of the teeth, which are hollow bodies capable of opening.
  • Metal wires that connect the brackets fixed on the surface of the teeth to each other, and these wires are tightened to attach them to the surface of the teeth as they are moved into the correct position.

Types of Lingual Braces

Like other traditional and cosmetic braces, lingual braces come in two main types: fixed braces and removable braces, as well as the lingual position, which consists of fixed and removable lingual braces.

The most popular type is the removable twin block brace, which is highly preferred by patients and many doctors. It consists of two separate parts for the jaws that interlock to move the front teeth of the lower jaw forward. Most cases require the installation of fixed braces afterward.

Types of Lingual Braces

Types of Lingual Braces

Candidates for Braces

Braces are one of the most prominent methods used to treat various dental problems and misalignments resulting from various causes or different types of disorders, including:

  • Tooth loss
  • Gaps and spaces between teeth
  • Inconsistency in the shape, size, and length of tooth structures
  • Inability of the upper and lower teeth to properly occlude
  • Bite problems and teeth misalignment (protruding or receding)

Cost of Lingual Braces

The cost of lingual braces largely depends on the cost of the raw materials used in their manufacturing, the mechanism of their operation, and the procedures required for their installation. Additionally, this type of braces requires experience and precision from a treating doctor with many years of experience, and the longer the experience, the higher the cost, reflecting their expertise. The number of damaged teeth and the necessary treatment is also one of the most important factors determining the cost.

This type of braces is the most expensive among many other types, with the cost of lingual braces reaching $13,000, which is equivalent to approximately 390,000 Egyptian pounds at the current time.

Cost of Lingual Braces

Cost of Lingual Braces

How to Clean Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are medical devices that require various care and attention procedures, primarily brushing teeth and cleaning the braces daily with a soft toothbrush and anti-cavity toothpaste twice or three times, along with using dental floss to remove food particles from between the teeth. It is also essential to attend follow-up sessions with the treating doctor.

Another form of cleaning required for these braces is maintaining a healthy and intact tooth structure free from any defects by brushing daily at least once, rinsing with water after every meal, and using medicated mouthwash rich in infection-fighting and antibacterial chemicals present in the oral cavity.

Best Center for Dental Treatment and Cosmetics

The Dental Center is the leading medical center that many patients in the Nasr City area and surrounding cities turn to when in need of advanced and modern methods for treating their dental problems. The Dental Center is renowned for providing the latest medical equipment used in implementing the most advanced therapeutic techniques and methods, along with employing advanced sterilization techniques. The center also houses some of the most experienced dental specialists in various fields in Egypt and the Arab world. If you want to start your journey towards regaining your perfect smile, do not hesitate to be filled with comfort and care from our medical team.

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