Lingual Braces in Charles County and St. Mary’s County, MD
Sequence Orthodontics, serving Charles County and St. Mary’s County, Maryland with offices in Waldorf and Leonardtown, provides lingual braces and other orthodontic options to local residents who wish to straighten their teeth but don’t want to wear visible braces.
What Is Meant by the Term Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are traditional metal braces in which the brackets and wires are applied on the inside of teeth, making them less visible.
What are the Advantages of Wearing Lingual Braces vs. Regular Braces?
Lingual braces offer the most effective orthodontic treatment with the least amount of visibility of the braces. Because they are applied to the inside of the teeth, lingual braces are nearly invisible to others and offer a natural appearance while wearing braces.
Am I a Good Candidate for Lingual Braces?
Most, though not all, suitable candidates for braces may also be suitable candidates for lingual braces. Your case must be evaluated on an individual basis to determine whether lingual braces are the optimal form of orthodontic treatment for you.
Is There any Pain Associated with Wearing Lingual Braces?
Typically the process of applying lingual braces is not painful; however, you may experience some discomfort as a result of the pressure applied from the archwire and ligatures. Because lingual braces are applied to the inside of the teeth, you may experience irritation to the tip of your tongue from rubbing against the braces. You may also experience some discomfort following orthodontist adjustments, which may last several days. Over-the-counter pain medication normally provides relief, and you may apply dental wax to the braces to prevent them from irritating the inside of your mouth and tongue. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff will provide you with detailed instructions on how to use dental wax at your application appointment.
What Should I Do Next?
If you live in Charles County or St. Mary’s County, Maryland, and want to straighten your teeth but want a discreet look while wearing braces, contact Sequence Orthodontics at our Waldorf or Leonardtown office to learn more about lingual braces.