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Differences Between Lingual and Invisible Braces Systems For Patients in the City of London


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Many different types of braces are available at Harley Street Dental Studio in London to help with different orthodontic problems. However, for many people, the embarrassment caused by wearing visible metal braces may even lead to deciding not to have an orthodontic problem corrected at all. Yet several different types of braces are available that can help with this, being practically invisible to other people when they are worn.

Lingual braces

Unlike traditional braces, lingual braces are fitted to the back of the teeth, the side nearest the tongue. This means that they cannot be seen by other people. Incognito braces are available at Harley Street Dental Studio, and this braces system works similarly to traditional braces, with a bar across the back of the teeth which gradually push the teeth into position. Incognito braces are custom-made for the individual, ensuring that they will fit perfectly to your teeth. They are made from special materials which mean that patients with nickel allergies need not worry, and they will not cause any damage to the surface of the teeth. While wearing Incognito braces, patients cannot eat hard foods such as raw vegetables or sticky foods such as sweets, as a good level of oral hygiene is essential – it is recommended that you brush your teeth four times a day while wearing Incognito braces.

Invisible braces

Another option is invisible braces, which consist of custom-made transparent plastic moulds which fit over the teeth. As your teeth move thanks to these moulds, you will need to visit your dentist every few weeks to receive new aligners. The widely-recommended Invisalign system is on offer at Harley Street Dental Studio. Invisalign braces are removable, which means that eating and maintaining good oral hygiene is much easier than with other braces. They are also more comfortable than braces with metal wires. Invisalign can be useful for all but the most severe orthodontic problems. If you are interested in receiving treatment, contact Harley Street Dental Studio for a consultation today.



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