Have you Heard of Lingual Braces? Find out How They Can Help you.

Have you Heard of Lingual Braces? Find out How They Can Help you.

In our office, our dentist in Phoenix, AZ offers patients the option of wearing lingual braces. This is a treatment option that is not well-known and only a few orthodontists offer it. It is much more difficult to place lingual braces and requires a great deal of expertise. Despite the difficulty and price, some people still prefer lingual braces.

What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces are a type of orthodontic treatment designed to straighten teeth discreetly by attaching brackets and wires to the back surface of the teeth, facing the tongue. Unlike traditional braces, which are affixed to the front of the teeth, lingual braces are hidden from view, making them a popular choice for individuals who wish to improve their smile without the appearance of traditional metal braces.

Initially, lingual braces will consist of metal brackets that bond to the back of each tooth, metal wires that thread between them and rubber bands to hold the wires in place. In this way, the methodology is similar to traditional metal braces. It is the placement that is different.

They take longer to place and a greater level of maintenance is required

Understandably, it takes longer for an orthodontist to place braces. They require great care and precision. Also, when making adjustments to the braces, it will take more time as well since it is more difficult to access them. Again, orthodontic offices will not offer this solution since of the additional time, experience and effort necessary to place and maintain them.

By offering this solution, we offer high-quality orthodontic services to meet the needs of our patients. Call us to learn more.

Benefits to lingual braces

Ultimately, the greatest benefit to this type of braces is that no one can see them. Since they are on the back of the teeth, it is impossible for someone to see the braces when eating or speaking. This allows patients to straighten their teeth discreetly and with confidence. Many adults prefer this option because of that fact. It is literally an invisible braces solution since it is impossible to see the back of the teeth.

This is an exciting option for anyone who wishes to straighten their teeth in a way that is entirely discreet and attractive. In fact, the improvements will be noticeable as they happen since nothing will be on the surface of the teeth.


The process of getting lingual braces typically begins with a consultation with the dentist in 85053, who will evaluate the patient's dental condition and determine if lingual braces are suitable for their needs. If deemed appropriate, the orthodontist will take impressions or digital scans of the teeth to create custom-made brackets and wires that will be bonded to the lingual surface of the teeth.

Once the custom brackets are fabricated, the orthodontist will bond them to the back of the teeth using dental cement. Wires are then threaded through the brackets and adjusted periodically to gradually move the teeth into their desired positions. Like traditional braces, lingual braces exert gentle pressure on the teeth to shift them into alignment over time.


The benefit to this type of braces really lies in the fact that the treatment is invisible. It is possible to straighten teeth and align the bite without anyone noticing. However, because more time and effort is involved, it is a more costly solution so patients should be prepared accordingly.

We can go over the cost of this and other orthodontic options, like traditional braces or clear aligners, during a consultation. Then, patients can make a determination as to how they wish to proceed.

Learn more

To discuss the benefits of lingual braces further or to begin the process of straightening teeth using them, call our office at (602) 547-9007 and schedule a consultation today.

You can also request an appointment at Phoenix Family Dentistry in our Phoenix dentist office here: https://familydentistphoenix.com.


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