top of page
  • Writer's pictureSheen Dental

How lingual braces can benefit your life

Lingual braces are an excellent way to straighten adults’ teeth in secret. At Sheen Dental in Richmond we use the leading Incognito system of lingual braces, which in addition to being invisible in daily life are also made from gold alloy, which opens up the world of braces and orthodontics to people who are allergic to nickel.


But hang on a minute. How can braces be both made from gold alloy and invisible? Surely those two things are incompatible. . .

The secret is simple. Your Richmond orthodontist will attach Incognito lingual braces not to the front surfaces of the teeth, but to the rear. That means that nobody will see them unless they are staring directly down into your mouth, and that’s most likely to be your dentist or another member of the dental team.

Unlike some more cosmetically-focused adult brace systems, Incognito lingual braces can correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. Treatment time depends on the type and amount of correction that is required, and will be discussed when you come into our Richmond dental practice for a consultation.

Incognito lingual braces are suitable for patients of all ages. Your braces are individually designed to suit your needs and, whilst it may take a little longer than normal to adapt to having braces on the rear of your teeth, most people manage to do so very quickly.

As with any orthodontic treatment, when your lingual braces are fitted you should pay a visit to the hygienist at our Richmond dental practices, who will teach you how to clean around your braces effectively, to ensure there are no food particles trapped beneath the brace wires.

It’s very important to clean your teeth thoroughly after ever meal when wearing braces, to avoid any dental hygiene problems. However, you should wait an hour after eating or drinking to brush your teeth because tooth enamel can be temporary weakened by acids and sugars in your diet.

At the end of treatment, as with any braces, you will need to wear a retainer. Your Richmond orthodontist will advise you of discreet retention options.


bottom of page