Lingual braces – The Secret Behind a Beautiful Smile. For adults who are looking to perfect their smile without the metal, lingual braces are the best choice. Lingual braces are an invisible solution to correcting the teeth. The term “lingual” which means “on the side of the tongue,” indicates that these braces will be placed on the non-visible side of your teeth (behind your teeth), virtually undetectable! Although popular among adults, in general, anyone older than 13 who is a candidate for traditional braces would also be a suitable candidate for lingual braces.
Lingual braces require special training and an experienced orthodontist to achieve the optimum results. As special training is required, not too many orthodontists in the United States offer this customized treatment.
ORTHODONTIST AND LINGUAL BRACES
Southern California is fortunate to have Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen. Dr. Nikaeen is among the few orthodontists in Beverly Hills, Santa Monica, and Los Angeles area that can achieve the best results using lingual braces; she fully customizes the treatment for optimal results.
Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen has a wide range of experience using various types of customized lingual braces: ibraces, the Incognito System, STB; and now offers the latest orthodontic innovative custom lingual braces, the Harmony System or Invisible lingual orthodontic system, which incorporates a self-ligating technology; she is 1 of only 7 providers within 25 miles map radius of zip code 90025.
THE PROCESS OF HARMONY – LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC SYSTEM:
A digital scan of your teeth and bite is done using the itero scanner and sent electronically. Since the company is based in France, electronic submission speeds up the process;
Under Dr. Nikaeen’s guidance, the Harmony Technical Center generates digitally customized bracket pads and robotically formed archwires providing you with a treatment solution unique to your individual needs, whether they are only upper lingual braces or both upper and lower archwires;
Once the office receives your custom system, an indirect-bonding appointment is planned, unlike traditional bonding where braces are attached to the teeth one at a time, the Harmony System uses an advanced tray system for delivering the entire set of braces all at once.
THE BENEFITS OF HARMONY SYSTEM:
- The system is engineered to be small and smooth, which helps you adapt quickly and comfortably;
- The self-ligating technology that is built into the Harmony System allows Dr. Nikaeen to have more control and achieve precise tooth alignment;
- Friction is reduced which leads to a more comfortable experience throughout treatment;
- Custom archwires that deliver highly predictable and accurate tooth correction.
LINGUAL BRACES OPTIONS
Concealed braces (behind the teeth) are viable options for many bite corrections cases, such as crowding, overbite, spacing, and other bite problems. They show great results in both adults and teens, helping to straighten the teeth and create beautiful smiles. Lingual braces before and after photos prove conclusively that a wide variety of dental problems can be corrected by using this invisible solution. Though someone might find them difficult to get used to, they are still very popular, especially among adults, who usually feel embarrassed to wear regular metal braces. Photos of lingual dental braces also show that they really can’t be seen even with your mouth open, thus having no ill-effect on your appearance.