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What Are Lingual Braces?


There are many different types of braces to meet the needs of different types of patients. In addition to traditional braces and Invisalign, Jolley Orthodontics offers lingual braces, which are metal braces placed on the inside of your teeth (by your tongue and palate) as opposed to the traditional outside placement.

Lingual braces are custom made specifically for your mouth, and are not offered at all orthodontic offices because there is special training and technical expertise needed for this form of treatment. The biggest advantages of lingual braces is that they are not as noticeable as traditional braces and are not quite as expensive as Invisalign aligners.

At first, some patients do have difficulty with speech as their mouth and tongue get used to the brackets. This is common even with traditional braces, but the tongue can get sore with the brackets being right by it. It is important to keep your teeth very clean and still see a dentist with any type of braces.

We use Incognito™ lingual braces and this state-of-the-art technology gives efficient, effective tooth movement and great aesthetics.

To find out if lingual braces would be a good fit for you, call our office today to schedule your complimentary consultation with Dr. Cameron Jolley. (817) 491-1600