Our highly-skilled and experienced Moreno Valley orthodontists are happy to offer patients of all ages an array of treatments that will suit individual needs. Traditional metal braces are still a fine choice for many people. However, some adults and teens who are particularly self-conscious about the idea of sporting braces tend to have a lot of questions about the more discreet options we offer. There are ceramic braces, and some people make great candidates for Invisalign, which is a system of alignment trays that are almost completely clear. However, perhaps you would make be a perfect patient for lingual braces. Have you ever heard of them? Are you curious? Read on if you would like to learn more about this incognito form of orthodontics.

What Are Lingual Braces?

When your Moreno Valley, CA orthodontists use the term lingual, they are referring to the inside surface of the tooth on the upper or lower (palate or tongue) arches of your teeth. Lingual braces, therefore, are securely attached brackets and wires just like traditional braces. However, their placement is actually on the inside surfaces of teeth. When braces are positioned on the inner surface like this, they will be practically invisible to people that you interact with throughout your day. This will provide you an element of cosmetic security if braces are something that might embarrass you.

Why choose lingual braces?

If you are uncomfortable about having a metal smile that stands out and leaves people wondering why you didn’t have braces when you were younger, it makes sense that you might avoid moving forward with orthodontic treatment. Perhaps you are far along in your career, and run meetings or make presentations where traditional braces would surely be a distraction. Or maybe you’re a high-school student that doesn’t want a “tin grin” in your yearbook photo. Whatever your reasons for being uncomfortable with traditional braces, living life with a crooked smile would be no better in terms of your smile confidence. If you are wanting to straighten your teeth in a more subtle way, but clear aligners aren’t the right solution for you, lingual braces might be an excellent choice.

Consult with Your Moreno Valley, CA Orthodontists

If you are interested in a consultation for orthodontics, or you are in need of any general dentistry services, schedule an appointment at our Moreno Valley dentist office  by contacting us at (951) 697-6800. Located in the 92533 area, we proudly serve patients from Moreno Valley and all surrounding communities.