Lingual dental braces.
In the USA, there's so much focus on other types of "invisible" braces (like Invisalign®) that lingual orthodontic systems (Incognito®, In-Ovation®, Harmony®) get overlooked as a possible treatment approach.
There are advantages.
Lingual braces do offer several advantages over other "invisible" systems. Not the least of which is the fact that they offer the dentist a great amount in creating tooth movements.
That's one of the Achilles' heels of removable aligner systems like Invisalign®. The amount of control that the dentist has when trying to create precise tooth movements is rudimentary at best. It can be improved by placing "buttons" or "attachments" on the teeth. But doing so can make having "invisible" treatment quite obvious to others.
The biggest disadvantage of having lingual braces is that they can be hard to get used to. And that can be an obstacle for some people.
Fortunately, now with the newer lingual systems, this seems to be less and less of a problem.
We've updated our pages.
If you're interested in the topic of lingual braces, we've just recently updated our pages on the subject. (You can find them here.)
We cover the full gamut of issues: What are they? Advantages and disadvantages. How are they placed? What are they like to wear? Costs.