In order to make the choice between the two first, we need to understand the difference between them.
Lingual braces also consist of metal brackets and wires like that traditional braces. Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth whereas the traditional braces are placed in front of the teeth. There are also braes available which are only placed over the front six teeth – the teeth which are in a show when you smile. The initial application of Lingual braces may cause difficulty in speech, but the
Both traditional and Lingual Braces take 18 to 24 months. Once the treatment patient will get used to it eventually and will be clear with his speech in a week. Lingual braces provide privacy to the patient when smiles as it is placed at the back of teeth and is invisible. The period is over the braces are taken off, might have to wear a retainer to keep the teeth in place.
Traditional braces are cheaper compared to lingual braces because they require less time and effort from the orthodontist.
Maintaining both the braces require dedication patient will have to clean, brush and floss frequently. They are also restricted to certain foods, candies, hard shells etc. This practice may reduce the unnecessary visit to orthodontists and be significant for the long run.
The choice between the braces must be made as per the patient’s priorities, as both the braces have their pros and cons.
Fig: Lingual Braces
Fig: Traditional Braces
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