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Lingual braces – the discreet orthodontic choice

Lingual braces are a unique, custom fit orthodontic treatment option in which the brackets and arch wires of the braces are placed on the lingual side (behind/inside surface) of the teeth. As opposed to the front of the tooth like traditional metal and ceramic braces.

As lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, this gives them a very discreet, near invisible appearance! At South Yarra Orthodontics, we treat many patients with lingual braces, offering patients a discreet option for orthodontic treatment to fit in with their busy life.

Who are lingual braces designed for?

Lingual braces are suitable for anyone who is a candidate for traditional braces. However, we find that lingual braces are particularly popular with professional adults who are looking for a very discreet form of treatment, one which won’t interfere with their appearance, or their day to day professional life.

What are the benefits of lingual braces?

When we discuss the benefits of lingual braces, it’s important to note that ALL treatment options we offer at South Yarra Orthodontics such as metal braces, clear aligners and lingual braces will each deliver amazing treatment results. Each appliance has its own unique benefits, and we’ve listed some key benefits of lingual braces treatment below:

  • Discreet treatment:  it’s no secret that lingual braces are highly sought after by adults looking for a discreet treatment option. Unlike traditional braces, lingual braces are hidden when you smile, giving those you are interacting with the impression that you’re not having orthodontic treatment at all!
  • Custom fit: likely the most significant benefit of lingual braces, is that each bracket is individually fitted to the shape and contours of your tooth. For many, this results in a more custom, effective and comfortable treatment.
  • Comfortable: many patients who wear lingual braces often report that their treatment is very comfortable, as they don’t need to worry about their braces rubbing and irritating the inside of their lip/gums like traditional braces can. However, your tongue and speech will need to get used to this device.  We recommend singing in the shower…no seriously we do!

What orthodontic conditions can lingual braces treat?

Lingual braces can help treat all the same conditions that traditional braces, and clear aligners can such as; crowding of the teeth, spacing between the teeth, and all bite problems including overbite or underbites. You can rest assured that when you are in treatment with lingual braces, you will achieve the same great results as normal, just in a more discreet way!

Where can I start lingual braces treatment in Melbourne?

Lingual braces are certainly one of the more intricate options of orthodontic treatment you can have, which means not every orthodontic practice offers them! However, at South Yarra Orthodontics, our specialist orthodontist Dr Theresia Sudjalim has over 15 years of experience with lingual braces. Making her, without doubt, one of Melbourne’s leading lingual braces specialist orthodontists.

You can request an initial consultation with Dr Sudjalim at our South Yarra practice online, or by calling our reception. During your consultation, Dr Sudjalim can explain all the benefits of lingual braces, and whether she feels your orthodontic case would be a good fit for this particular type of treatment.