Have you received compliments for your beautiful smile? If yes, you would know how great it would feel when someone appreciates and admires your smile. But, not everyone is lucky in this regard as oral issues such as discoloration, malocclusion, cavities, external trauma, etc. can ruin the esthetics of the smile. Among them, malocclusion is one of the most prominent ones as it has affected the lives of millions of individuals from all around the world.
Getting malocclusion treated at a younger age can help to achieve a better smile. A specialized branch of dentistry, called orthodontics, is entirely dedicated to the treatment of malocclusion. Out of all the available orthodontic appliances, the most sought-after ones are dental braces. With the advancements in technology, dentists have come up with a new and most aesthetically-pleasing type of braces - Invisible braces (Lingual braces).
Invisible or hidden or lingual braces are the ones that are attached to the teeth from the rear side. Meaning, like conventional braces, they aren’t bonded to the teeth on the side facing the lips, but the sides facing the tongue. This makes them completely invisible as they would be hidden behind the teeth, but effectively performing their function.
Patients with dental braces are required to follow a specific diet that is devoid of sticky or hard foods. This is recommended to avoid the food from getting stuck in between the teeth and the braces. The same applies to lingual braces as well. Patients must avoid foods such as chocolate, candy, pizza, meat, etc. as they could affect the pressure applied by the braces on the teeth. Even if you do eat them, make sure you clean your teeth to get rid of the food debris.
If you’re looking to get malocclusion treated, invisible braces would be a great choice. Reach out to us on-call +1 623-471-5433 or by scheduling an online consultation, and we can discuss the candidacy and treatment plan.