At Belmar Orthodontics, we are excited to be able to offer adults and teenagers an alternative to traditional metal braces with hidden lingual braces! Adults and teenagers alike will sometimes avoid needed orthodontic treatment because they find traditional metal braces to be unattractive, distracting, or they feel they make them look childish. With Lingual Braces, you can achieve the same results as traditional braces with a hidden treatment apparatus on the tongue-side of your teeth. Hidden braces can achieve the same results as traditional orthodontics in a manner that is inconspicuous and undetectable. By discreetly attaching the braces to the back of the teeth, Dr. Hardy can help you achieve healthy, straight, beautiful-looking teeth. With hidden braces, you don’t have to choose between having the orthodontic treatment you need or putting it off due to aesthetic concerns.
Advantages of Lingual Braces
Our patients love them because they are invisible when they smile allowing them to share their beautiful smiles with confidence during treatment. While Invisalign offers similar cosmetic benefits, hidden braces are always on and always working toward giving you the results you need and want. Unlike Invisalign, you don’t have clear aligners that you have to remove and clean every time you eat. And, you don’t have to worry that you will misplace or lose them.
If you are an athlete, a musician who plays a wind instrument, or a patient who is not a candidate for Invisalign®, but wish to have a more discreet orthodontic treatment option, Hidden Braces are for you.
Am I a Candidate for Lingual Braces?
After an initial consultation and evaluation at Belmar Orthodontics, Dr. Hardy can determine if they are the best method for straightening your teeth.
Once Dr. Hardy has determined that you are an ideal candidate, he will take impressions of your teeth that are then sent to a lab for custom-made brackets and wires. The braces will then be bonded behind your teeth for effective but discreet treatment. Periodic office visits give Dr. Hardy an opportunity to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments to optimize your final results.
InBrace – Hidden Braces
We offer InBrace, the latest technology in aesthetic orthodontics. InBrace uses 3D digital scans to create a digital replica of your teeth, then virtually repositions them to recreate your new perfect smile. A smartwire, similar to an arch wire used in other types of braces, is programmed to your specific smile and attached to the back of your teeth using custom designed hidden brackets. Smartwire braces use gentleforce technology to move teeth into the desired position, using less force than traditional braces or aligners. A light continuous force is applied, which results in healthy tooth movement, keeping your gums and teeth healthy during the treatment. It is suited for mild or moderate cases of spacing, crowded teeth, open bite and deep bites. With these behind the teeth braces you can brush, floss, and eat with comfort and confidence.
Choosing an Lingual Braces Provider
Not all orthodontists offer hidden braces because training and technical expertise are needed to be able to provide you with the effective results you want. The dentists at Belmar Orthodontics have the expertise, training and experience needed to offer you this technologically-advanced treatment option. We want all our patients to be comfortable with their orthodontic treatment and not shy away from necessary improvements with their smile or mouth health because they think traditional metal braces are their only option.
Call to Make an Lingual Braces Consultation
Don’t delay orthodontic treatment because you are worried about how braces will impact your current smile. Lingual Braces give you a discreet option you can trust. Call our Lakewood office today at 303.225.9016 to make an appointment.