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Lingual orthodontics in Panama

Lingual orthodontics is a technique that has evolved over the years and today revolutionizes the dental world, thanks to its esthetic appearance, which makes it the ideal option for many people.

What is lingual orthodontics?

The lingual orthodontics is a type of orthodontic treatment that not only ensures the alignment of the teeth, but also offers the advantage of being invisible.

In this technique the brackets are placed on the inner side of the teeth, so that the outer side of the teeth is free of any evidence of treatment.

In addition, it can be used to resolve all types of dental malocclusion that alter the bite; from crowding and spacing (diastemas), to cases of crossbite, overbite or open bite.

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Types of lingual orthodontics

Nowadays, there are several types of trademarks and each one offers its own advantages and characteristics that make them different from the others. Among the types we present the following:

Self-ligating lingual brackets

This type of treatment with self-ligating brackets offers greater comfort to the user, because the metal wires used are automatically adjusted during the entire treatment period. Its main advantage is that it is not necessary to visit the dentist as frequently to make adjustments; it also reduces the consultation time and discomfort caused.

Standard lingual orthodontics (non-customized)

This treatment is designed to offer the same esthetic advantage of lingual braces, but at a much lower cost than custom-made braces for each patient. These appliances are bonded to the teeth without any level of customization, which makes them much more economical. They are used in patients with minor to moderate problems, as personalized treatments are a better option for severe cases.

Incognito brackets

This innovation in lingual orthodontics is designed with advanced computer technology; that is, each bracket is designed for each tooth, so that it is possible to achieve a better fit. They are extremely flat, thus offering greater comfort for the patient. Thanks to its manufacturing materials with a gold alloy, allergic reactions are greatly reduced.

Combined

When we talk about combinations, we mean that there are treatments for patients who only require lingual orthodontics on upper teeth, while conventional braces are used on the lower teeth. This makes the treatment more affordable, which is good news for many patients.

Benefits of lingual orthodontics

The benefits of invisible lingual orthodontics include the following:

Efficiency

Lingual orthodontics is not only about esthetics; it also offers results as effective as any other type of orthodontic system.

Does not develop stains

As it is placed on the inner side of the teeth, it does not leave visible stains when removed.

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Increased saliva

With the use of lingual orthodontics there is a greater secretion of saliva, which helps to keep the mouth cleaner, while creating an antibacterial barrier that reduces the accumulation of bacterial plaque.

Less discomfort

Although some patients may experience discomfort and certain wounds in their mouth when they first start this type of treatment, thanks to its internal location, it does not affect their diction and after some time of adaptation, they are able to get along with them without any problems.

Ideal for sports activities

Evidently their location helps to reduce the vulnerability rate during sports practice; as they are unlikely to produce any damage to the mouth or lips if any impact is suffered.

Fewer visits to specialists

Compared to other orthodontic systems, this treatment requires less attention from the patient and the specialist, which does not mean that regular office visits are not required.

Types of dental problems treated with lingual orthodontics

Although many patients come to the specialist for esthetics rather than a dental solution, lingual lingual orthodontics can correct several problems without losing esthetics.

For this reason it is used to treat common problems of malocclusion, dental crowding, diastemas and arch correction (closed bite or open bite) among others.

Frequently Asked Questions

Now that you know what lingual orthodontics isNow that you know what lingual orthodontics is, consult the most common doubts, clarified by a specialist in oral health.

It is undoubtedly a somewhat complicated procedure, due to the little space that the dentist or orthodontist has to attach the small pieces to each of the teeth; therefore, it requires great skill and specialization in the area.

Placement begins by placing a line of brackets in the upper or lower arch. After about 3 weeks, the other set of brackets is started on the corresponding row of teeth; time that favors the adaptation of the patient to the brackets in his mouth.

Once all the brackets are cemented to the teeth, the archwire is placed, which has the function of exerting the force that will make the teeth move. This arch is graduated at each visit to the specialist (approximately once a month); thus determining the movement of the teeth until a perfect smile is achieved.

In general, orthodontic treatments produce some discomfort and some pain. This is why many specialists emphasize that it is an adaptation process.

However, it is important to be clear that these treatments do not cause pain during their placement; as well as it should be taken into account that after each revision with the specialist, discomfort and pain due to the previous adjustment are reborn.

The duration of this type of orthodontic treatment varies according to the complexity or severity of the case, in addition to the patient's collaboration.

However, having good advice from the treatment team and quality appliances can speed up the process abysmally.

In any case, most patients achieve satisfactory results after 8 to 24 months of treatment, a time that can be extended in a more or less variable way if the orthodontist's recommendations are not followed.

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