The low down on lingual braces

15 September, 2015

Want to enjoy a straighter smile but don’t fancy the idea of a mouth full of metal? You’re not alone. Many people are put off getting braces after seeing the traditional models with brackets and wires lining the front of the teeth. Adults especially can feel insecure about the look of braces, which can seem like a “teenager” thing to them or make them feel like they look “unprofessional” in the workplace.

But all is not lost! Whether you’re 16 or 60, if you want straighter teeth without the “train track” look, the good news is that modern orthodontics options are now available which can provide the same straightening results as braces without sacrificing aesthetic appearance. If you want braces that stay out of sight, lingual braces may be the way to go.


Lingual braces are a discreet answer to orthodontic treatment. Unlike traditional braces which are fitted to the front of the teeth, lingual braces are fitted to the back where they won’t be seen. People won’t even realise you’re wearing braces!

The way lingual braces work is very similar to the traditional models. There will still be a system of brackets and wires used to move the teeth to achieve the desired results – it just all happens from the back of the teeth, where they won’t be seen. This means you can get on with your life as normal with minimal interference.


Aside from the obvious cosmetic benefits that come with lingual braces, there are many other reasons to go down this route. Lingual braces can be used in the most complicated of cases – even when other cosmetically appealing options like Invisalign have been ruled out.

Some people may be nervous about seeking orthodontic treatment, assuming it will be a painful and daunting task. But you can put your mind at ease: getting fitted with lingual braces is a quick and painless process taking less than 2 hours from start to finish. This means you will have a fast and comfortable visit.

Lingual braces are also 100% individually customised and designed for you, to maximise comfort and minimise speech interference. Most patients who opt for lingual braces experience minimal discomfort and find they can speak and eat normally after a short adjustment period.


If you’re interested in using lingual braces for your orthodontic treatment, Solas has got you covered. We provide an advanced versio
n called Incognito lingual braces in Perth.

Incognito braces are custom fit to each patient by Dr. Daniel O’Connor. Contact Solas Orthodontics today to book an appointment and see if lingual braces are the right choice for you.