Lingual fixed appliances are braces attached to the rear of the teeth, making your use of braces less visible to others
Lingual braces are the ideal solution for anyone who requires a discreet method of straightening their teeth.
Our hidden braces are custom-fit to achieve the best-possible results in the shortest-possible time, allowing you to get the smile you've always dreamed of.
How do lingual braces work?
Lingual braces work in the same way as traditional fixed brace systems. A wire grips the bracket attached to your teeth, gradually moving them to the desired position over time.
The only difference between lingual braces and traditional braces you're more familiar with is the fact that they're affixed to the back of your teeth, thus becoming hidden from others.
Do braces hurt?
Braces work by applying pressure to the teeth, meaning that you may experience a small amount of discomfort in the days following a fitting. Any pain will typically only be minor and will quickly wear off, however.
Do hidden braces affect speech?
When lingual braces are first fitted they can cause some patients to lisp. This isn't permanent, however, and you will typically notice the lisp go away after a week or two as you get used to talking with your new braces.
How long do you need braces?
This depends on how complex your needs are. Patients can have braces for as little as six months or for two years or more. Our team will advise how long you should expect to have your braces before fitting.
Can I see what my teeth will look like after braces?
Yes. We have a specialist system called an iTero scanner which produces a 3D model of your teeth before treatment and provides a prediction of what your teeth will look like after braces
We also have a number of before and after examples, meaning we can show you how braces have worked for people with similar teeth to yours in the past. Combined, these should give you a strong idea of what your teeth should look like after treatment.
What do hidden braces look like?The images below show how your teeth will look during and after treatment, highlighting just how well-hidden they are.
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The ResultsThe following before and after cases illustrate what West House Orthodontics can do for your teeth and smile using orthodontic treatments. All photos shown are of actual patients of West House Orthodontics. Visit our braces before and after page to see more results.
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Mr A M O’Malley
BDS (UK), M.Dent.Sci. FDS RCS (Eng), M.Orth RCS (Ed) G.D.C. No: 66971
Adrian graduated from Newcastle Dental School in 1991 having been awarded the ‘best undergraduate student’ prize. Work then took him to several hospitals gaining the experience necessary to ...
Freqently Asked Questions
As well as making you look at feel great, by straightening your teeth and giving you proper jaw alignment orthodontic treatment makes you whole mouth healthier.
Crooked and crowded teeth can create perfect ‘hiding places’ for food to build up and bacteria to flourish. As teeth are straightened, these places are removed, making it easier to keep your teeth clean and reducing the risk of tooth decay or potential tooth loss.
NHS Orthodontic treatment is free for people under 18 with a clear health need for the treatment, although there is often a long waiting list.
NHS Orthodontic care for adults is usually not available, but may be approved on a case-by-case basis.
Age is not a problem, provided the teeth and gums are healthy. We can treat patients from age 7 to 70!
We have a range of payment plans available to help you pay for your brace treatment. You can find out more by viewing our range of plans here.