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Lingual Braces in Bathgate

Offering a hidden orthodontic alternative to traditional braces!

Virtually invisible brace placed behind the teeth

Achieve a beautifully aligned smile without noticeable appearance!

Lingual Braces in Bathgate - Iriston House Dental Practice

How it works

What are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are a discreet orthodontic treatment option that offers a hidden alternative to traditional braces. Unlike conventional braces that are placed on the front surface of the teeth, lingual braces are attached to the backside of the teeth, making them virtually invisible when you smile.

Lingual braces work similarly to traditional braces by applying gentle pressure to gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions. Custom-made brackets are bonded to the inner surfaces of the teeth, and wires are threaded through them to guide the teeth into alignment. The orthodontist carefully plans and adjusts the treatment to achieve optimal results, ensuring that each tooth moves precisely according to the treatment plan.

Despite being hidden from view, lingual braces are highly effective in treating a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and misalignment, resulting in a beautifully aligned smile.

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What's so good about it?

The Benefits

1

Discreet Treatment

One of the primary benefits of lingual braces is their discreet nature. Since the brackets and wires are placed behind the teeth, they are virtually invisible when you smile, offering a discreet orthodontic solution.
2

Customised Comfort

Lingual braces are custom-made to fit the contours of your teeth, ensuring a comfortable fit and reducing the risk of irritation to the lips and cheeks often associated with traditional braces.
3

Effective Treatment

Despite being hidden from view, lingual braces are highly effective in correcting a wide range of orthodontic issues, including crowding, spacing, and misalignment, resulting in a beautifully aligned smile.
4

Speech Improvement

Unlike some other orthodontic options, lingual braces typically have minimal impact on speech, allowing patients to speak more naturally throughout the treatment process.
5

Minimal Disruption

Lingual braces offer minimal disruption to daily activities as they work continuously to align your teeth while remaining discreetly hidden from view.
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Customised Treatment Plan

Each patient's treatment plan is customised to address their specific orthodontic needs and goals, ensuring optimal results and a beautifully aligned smile tailored to individual preferences.

How Is It Done?

Step-by-Step Process

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The initial consultation is an essential part of your orthodontic journey, allowing our orthodontist to tailor a treatment plan to meet your specific needs and goals. During the initial consultation at Iriston House Dental Practice, our orthodontist will assess your specific needs and determine the right option for you. Here’s what you can expect during this appointment:

Discussion of Goals
Medical and Dental History
Oral Examination
Imaging and Scans
Treatment Recommendations
Preview of Treatment Plan
Cost Estimate and Payment Options
Asking Questions about the Treatment
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Meet Our Dentist with a Special Interest in Orthodontics

Dr Geoff Stone

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With a special interest in minimally invasive dentistry and orthodontics, Geoff excels in preserving teeth through precise alignment, bleaching, and bonding techniques, ensuring patients achieve their dream smiles with minimal preparation. As a fellow of the IAS Academy, Geoff shares his expertise nationally and internationally, offering patients cutting-edge treatments and personalised care backed by years of experience and ongoing commitment to excellence.

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Dr Geoff Stone - Our specialist orthodontist at Iriston House Dental Practice in Bathgate, West Lothian

Lingual Braces in Bathgate

Why Choose Us for Lingual Braces

Choosing Iriston House Dental Practice for your lingual braces treatment ensures you receive exceptional care from experienced orthodontic professionals. Our team is dedicated to providing personalised treatment plans tailored to your unique dental needs and goals. With state-of-the-art technology and advanced techniques, we deliver high-quality results while prioritising your comfort and satisfaction throughout the treatment process. Additionally, our practice offers a welcoming and supportive environment, where you can feel confident and relaxed during your orthodontic journey.

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Common Questions

Questions? We've got Answers

How do lingual braces work?

Lingual braces work similarly to traditional braces by applying gentle pressure to move teeth into alignment. Custom-made brackets and wires are used to gradually shift the teeth into their desired positions.

Are lingual braces painful?

While there may be some discomfort initially as you adjust to wearing lingual braces, it is generally mild and temporary. Over-the-counter pain relievers can help alleviate any discomfort during the adjustment period.

Can I eat with lingual braces?

Yes, you can eat with lingual braces, but it’s recommended to avoid hard, sticky, or chewy foods that could damage the braces. It’s best to cut food into smaller pieces and avoid biting directly into hard objects.

How long does lingual braces treatment take?

The duration of lingual braces treatment varies depending on the complexity of the case and the patient’s response to treatment. On average, treatment with lingual braces can take anywhere from 18 to 36 months.

Are lingual braces suitable for everyone?

Lingual braces are suitable for most orthodontic cases, including mild to moderate crowding, spacing, and misalignment. However, they may not be recommended for severe orthodontic issues or certain bite problems.

Are lingual braces suitable for children and teens?

Yes, lingual braces can be suitable for children and teens, especially those who want a discreet orthodontic treatment option. However, they may not be recommended for younger children or those with severe orthodontic issues. It’s best to consult with our dentist to determine the most appropriate treatment for your child’s specific needs.

Are lingual braces visible?

No, lingual braces are not visible when you smile because they are attached to the backside of your teeth. This makes them an ideal option for individuals who want a more discreet orthodontic treatment.

Do lingual braces affect speech?

While there may be a temporary adjustment period, most patients adapt quickly to speaking with lingual braces. Any speech changes typically resolve within a few weeks as your tongue adjusts to the braces.

Can I play sports with lingual braces?

Yes, you can play sports with lingual braces, but it’s essential to wear a mouthguard to protect your teeth and braces from injury. Custom-made mouthguards can be provided by our orthodontist.

How often do I need to visit the orthodontist with lingual braces?

You will need to visit our orthodontist regularly for adjustments and check-ups throughout your lingual braces treatment. These appointments typically occur every 4 to 8 weeks to monitor your progress and make any necessary adjustments.

Will I need to wear retainers after lingual braces treatment?

Yes, wearing retainers after lingual braces treatment is essential to prevent your teeth from shifting back to their original positions. Our orthodontist will provide you with instructions on wearing and caring for your retainers.

Are lingual braces suitable for children or teenagers?

Lingual braces can be used for children and teenagers, but they may not be recommended for all cases. Our orthodontist will assess your child’s orthodontic needs and determine the most appropriate treatment option.

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pm@iristonhouse.co.uk
01506 652135
48 King St, Bathgate EH48 1AY

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