Lingual braces are kind of like a good magic trick. You don’t want to know how the magician does it; you just want to be amazed. With lingual braces, the braces are applied to the backside of your teeth, so you get the magic of a straight smile without giving your secret away.
One secret we don’t mind giving away is that Dr. Brad Leiker is the leading lingual braces orthodontist in Montgomery County. Find out all of his orthodontic tricks and treatments for corrected teeth at our offices in The Woodlands 77381 and Conroe 77304, TX.
Why haven’t I ever heard about lingual braces?
Lingual braces are a treatment option offered only by select orthodontists who have completed additional training. For his more image-conscious patients concerned about the appearance of braces, Dr. Brad Leiker developed the expertise necessary to offer lingual braces as a solution for crooked teeth.
Also, because you can’t actually see if someone is wearing lingual braces, it’s difficult to ask about them and learn more about this alternative to standard braces.
Since they are hidden behind your teeth, they’re a great cosmetic option if you’re sick of living with a shameful smile but are concerned about drawing even more attention to your crooked teeth with traditional braces.
How does it work?
Just like traditional metal braces worn on the front of your teeth, lingual braces applied to the back of your teeth use moderate, steady pressure to bring orderliness to your teeth.
You can think of it as the designer braces choice because they’re custom-made just for you. This makes them a strong choice for you if you have a high-visibility job like modeling, media, sales, or even teaching.
What if I just want to close the gap in my teeth?
Our The Woodlands, TX orthodontist, Dr. Brad Leiker can attach lingual braces to just your front teeth or your full mouth depending on your treatment needs.
How do I care for it?
With any type of braces, it’s important that you make good oral hygiene a priority by brushing your teeth twice daily and flossing at least once a day. Even though you can’t see lingual braces, you’ll still want to take good care of your teeth while you’re wearing them.
If you’re ready for a solution for your crooked or otherwise misaligned smile, call our The Woodlands, TX orthodontist office at 281-298-9434 or use our convenient online form to make an appointment with Dr. Brad Leiker to learn more about our braces options for a beautiful smile.