What’s meant by Lingual Orthodontics?
Lingual comes from Latin and means “on the side towards the tongue”. Lingual Orthodontics refers to the correction of malaligned teeth using fixed appliances (braces) bonded to the inner side of the teeth.
Hidden Lingual Braces typically range in price between £4,400 – £9,000.
By bonding to the inner side of the teeth, lingual braces are the most invisible of all the orthodontic systems. No one will know you are wearing a fixed brace.
Is a Lingual Hidden Brace best for me?
Take a quick Best Brace Quiz and in 1 min establish if this is the right brace for you.
Can any malalignment be corrected with Lingual Orthodontics?
Yes. Whereas removable appliances allow only simple, minor tooth movements, extreme malalignments can be corrected with hidden lingual orthodontics, which is not necessarily the case when compared with the removable Invisalign system. Invisalign certainly struggles to align rotated and spaced teeth.
What is the age limit for Lingual Orthodontics?
There is no limit, provided the periodontal tissues are fundamentally intact, i.e. the teeth are still relatively firmly fixed in the bone. It is quite common to believe that braces are only suitable for children and adolescents. People tend to think “It’s too late for me”, but they are often mistaken. Even patients in their sixties can be treated effectively with fixed lingual appliances.
Is the Lingual technique also suitable for children?
Yes, but not until most of the permanent teeth have erupted.
How does the new Incognito System differ from traditional Lingual Braces?
Incognito is the first entirely individual bracket system for hidden lingual orthodontics. Incognito Lingual Braces offer a new variety of treatment possibilities to the Orthodontist and the highest patient comfort that is technically possible – reducing tongue irritations, speech problems and shortening the time necessary to get used to your braces.
The brace is the most invisible of all the orthodontic fixed brace systems and relies on very little patient input.
In addition to Incognito, we can provide the ‘Win Lingual System’ but in our experience patients prefer the Incognito brace because the brackets are smaller and can lie much closer to the teeth, reducing irritation and speech issues.
The video below gives you an idea of how little a patients speech is affected after just fitting an Incognito brace.