LINGUAL BRACES IN EDMONTON, LEDUC, AND SHERWOOD PARK
Do you want to show the world your smile, but not your braces? While traditional braces are placed on the front side of the teeth, lingual braces patients have their orthodontics placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth, facing the tongue. Lingual braces are virtually invisible to onlookers, so you (and Dr. Hussain!) are the only ones who need to know that you are undergoing orthodontic treatments.
CHOOSING LINGUAL BRACES
During the consultation period, Dr. Hussain will analyze your bite pattern, teeth, lifestyle and personal preferences to determine whether lingual braces are the right option for you. Once treatment starts, the first step is to take a thorough 3D digital scan of the teeth. Digitally customized bracket pads and robotically formed arch wires are then created, all customized specifically for the needs and treatment plans of orthodontics patients in all three Edmonton practices.
Once bonded in place, lingual braces are virtually invisible. After an initial adjustment period, lingual braces are comfortable to wear and will not affect the patient’s speech.
If you’re interested in a second opinion on lingual braces, it does not cost anything at Pure Orthodontics and no referral is necessary!
HOW LINGUAL BRACES WERE DEVELOPED
The earliest consistently documented work on lingual appliances began around 1975, when two orthodontists working independently in Japan and the United States started developing their own systems to place braces on the inside surfaces of the teeth. The early prototypes were based on modified, traditional “outside” braces. Much credit has been given to the late Dr. Craven Kurz of California, who with co-workers developed the early Kurz/Ormco lingual bracket system. However, over the same period, significant development was made by Professor Kinya Fujita, of Kanagawa Dental University in Japan, who continues to make great advances in this clinical discipline*.
Are you interested in lingual braces? Schedule a consultation!
Lingual Orthodontics: History, Misconceptions and Clarification
Paul H. Ling, DDS, MDS, MOrthRCS