Smile Your Braces Away With Lingual Technology

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( — December 16, 2013) Sebring, Florida


Lingual braces, similar to invisalign, enable the wearer to hide unsightly braces behind the teeth as opposed to in front of them.  These braces are geared towards people hiding the look of the braces that most people are self conscious  about.   Many people will ignore having braces put on their teeth because of this.  New jobs, weddings, or special events where your public persona is important, can be met with lingual braces that can work for you while you smile. 

These are customized to meet the needs of every patient.  Clear Aligners are also an excellent alternative for people that do not want metal braces that are obtrusive and unsightly.  These are used for making minor adjustments to improving one’s smile.  From a hygiene vantage point, these are easier to keep clean and offer more comfort for the gums and cheeks.  Since they are removable, they make flossing and brushing easier after eating. 

Although clear aligners are comfortable and easy to use, they may not address all orthodontic needs as some needs are more extreme than others requiring much stronger and invasive care.  Your orthodontist should be consulted first and there to provide a comprehensive question and answer period in order to understand the nuances involved with each method or procedure proposed.   Dental surgery is no fun for anyone, however orthodontic care may provide that interim step that might allow you to avoid expensive and painful surgery down the road.  After all, if via straightening your teeth gradually can replace a surgical procedure, why would you not opt for such a choice? 

The correlation between straightened teeth and dental care is very close in that straight teeth that are properly aligned, avoid bite misalignment that can affect gums and their deterioration over time that can cause periodontic disease and bone erosion as well.  These problems can then become situations requiring long and invasive surgical work that is expensive and painful.  Each surgical step can require a minimum of six months for proper healing and recovery.  While many people that have these problems do not only have one tooth affected, these procedures can require multiple teeth and consequently months for healing.    

Set up a consultation with a reliable orthodontist to see what needs you may have in handling proper dental tooth alignment. 

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