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Everything You Need to Know About Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are a lesser known orthodontic treatment that improves your smile discreetly. These braces are installed on the back of the teeth, giving you the perks of a healthy smile while keeping your treatment invisible.

Learn more about the benefits of lingual braces, how they compare to other orthodontic treatments, and more with the experts at Black Orthodontics. Book your free in-person or virtual appointment now!

What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces function similarly to traditional braces, as they use brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth. However, lingual braces are installed on the back of the teeth, facing the tongue. Lingual braces provide a discreet treatment experience for patients who have more extensive alignment needs.

This type of orthodontic treatment is less common than Invisalign and traditional braces but can have many great benefits for your smile. Here are some main differences between lingual braces, traditional braces, and Invisalign.

Lingual Braces vs. Invisalign

Invisalign is a virtually invisible treatment option that uses a series of custom-fitted plastic aligners to straighten teeth. These removable clear aligners are a great option for patients who want extra freedom during treatment.

While both lingual braces and Invisalign can be good options for discreet, low-visibility treatment,the advantage of lingual braces vs. Invisalign is that patients with severe misalignments can get the benefits of invisible treatment while efficiently taking care of their smile needs.

Lingual Braces vs. Damon Braces

Damon Braces are an innovative orthodontic treatment that can fix many types of bite malocclusions. These self-ligating braces have brackets that open and close like a door, eliminating the need for elastic ties. Damon Braces are smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable than ever!

Damon Braces and lingual braces both function using brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth. However, lingual braces are similar to traditional braces in that the wire is connected to the brackets with an elastic tie. The advantage of lingual braces vs. traditional braces is that they are bonded behind the teeth, making them practically invisible. They’re also custom-made to help you enjoy a more comfortable lingual braces treatment.

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Are Lingual Braces Effective? Before and After

Lingual braces are a very effective way to correct bite malocclusions while giving you the freedom and confidence to smile big. This alignment method is nearly undetectable and can still efficiently address complex issues like overbites, underbites, crooked and crowded teeth, and more.

See for yourself just how effective lingual braces are!

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How Much Are Lingual Braces?

Since every patient’s needs are different, It’s difficult to estimate exactly how much your lingual braces treatment will cost. That being said, the average cost of lingual braces is somewhere between $5,000-$7,500.

At Black Orthodontics, we want everyone to be able to enjoy the benefits of a more natural smile, regardless of your budget. That’s why we have many flexible payment plans available to help you afford orthodontic treatment. We also have experience filing for most insurances and are confident that we can help customize a payment plan that’s best for your wallet. 

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Schedule a Free Smile Assessment to See If Lingual Braces Are Right For You

A straight smile is more than just an investment in your appearance – it also improves your long-term dental health! Lingual braces are an effective way to glow up your smile discreetly while fixing moderate to severe bite misalignments.

For more than 30 years, Dr. Black has been crafting beautiful smiles around the Asheville area. It’s time to start your smile journey with lingual braces. Schedule your free smile assessment today!