Although we are an accredited practice for the leading clear aligner system, we no longer actively promote this form of treatment as we do not believe it provides sufficient benefits to meet the needs of our patients.
Lingual braces are bonded to the tongue side of the teeth (hence 'lingual'). They are invisible and very effective at straightening irregular front teeth in suitable cases (mainly when the crowding of the teeth is not too severe). The system we use is affordable and provides good quality results, often in as little as four months.
However, we don't offer lingual braces for the treatment of more complex problems as we are not totally satisfied with the quality of results achieved for this group of patients. For patients with bite problems or more severe crowding, ceramic labial braces offer more predictable and better quality results.
'Yes, this lady really is wearing a fixed brace'
Once treatment is completed, the teeth need to be held in their new positions in the same way as after labial treatment. This usually entails bonding fine wires to the inner surfaces of the front teeth (which are therefore invisible) as illustrated in the page on retainers.