Sure, Smile! You can Go Incognito with Lingual Braces

  • Melbourne, Toorak & Frankston - Victoria.
  • Dr Geoffrey Wexler Orthodontist

More and more people are looking at alternative options for straightening their teeth. Some may be weighing up Empower braces vs Damon braces, which are a more subtle form of traditional braces, while others may be weighing up SureSmile aligners vs Invisalign; both a type of clear, removable aligner.

However, there is an option that falls somewhere in the middle that your orthodontist may not have mentioned. Have you thought of lingual braces?

Not as many dentists recommend lingual braces as they can only be fitted by a specialist orthodontist, who undergo extra training in order to be proficient at fitting this type of extremely efficient invisible orthodontic brace. Dr Geoffrey Wexler is one of Melbourne`s leading Family Friendly Orthodontists who has been fitting patients with lingual braces for many years. Dr Wexler understands the importance of those wedding day smiles.


What are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces are braces sit behind the teeth, rather than in front. Combining the cosmetic advantages of clear aligners such as Sureclear, with the treatment times and corrective properties of braces like Damon braces.

Invisalign are very subtle in their approach to moving teeth and hardly noticeable, however, in terms of overall effectiveness, lingual braces work more like regular traditional Damon braces for both adults and children. Lingual braces are fixed to the teeth and are not removable, they are capable of correcting significant problems with teeth, which makes them ideal for anyone struggling with heavy crowding or with large spacing.

Orthodontists in Melbourne will often use similar techniques to design customised lingual braces as they do for Invisalign and SureSmile aligners. ICAT computerised 3D modelling software is used to create tailored treatments to the recommendations of an orthodontic specialist, ensuring that these invisible braces are effective for each individual patient, as well as feeling comfortable in the mouth.

What Lingual Braces do Orthodontists Near Me Use?

Treatments for the more problematic dental conditions vary between orthodontists as they all have different preferences regarding treatments, but lingual braces can only be fitted by a specialist orthodontist, with the required experience and training to effect this kind of treatment. Dr Wexler is one Melbourne orthodontist who can recommend the use of lingual braces, as he possesses the necessary discipline, experience and knowledge that this invisible braces treatment demands.
There are two main options when it comes to invisible lingual braces:

  1. SureSmile Lingual Braces

    Dr Geoffrey Wexler is a braces specialist who has been using SureSmile orthodontic products in his practices in Frankston and Toorak longer than any other Melbourne orthodontist. As one of the best orthodontists in Melbourne, Dr Wexler strives to stay on top of the latest developments and products in the orthodontic field, researching and offering what he calls ‘fast braces’ and ‘invisible brace’; solutions such as SureSmile lingual braces which have proven to be some of the fastest teeth correcting characteristics on today’s market.

    Using these fast working invisible braces treatments, Dr Wexler ensures his patients are able to see great results, quickly. When it comes to comparing lingual braces such as SureSmile vs Invisalign, while both solutions are excellent, SureSmile lingual braces are much more efficient and work quicker than alternatives, they have proven themselves one of the most efficient products available.

  2. Incognito Lingual Braces

    Some orthodontists in Melbourne may only be able to offer Incognito braces, which are an older form of lingual braces yet are still highly effective. Like SureSmile lingual braces, they are fitted behind the teeth, rather than in front, so they are completely invisible. If you are unsure whether SureSmile lingual braces or Incognito lingual braces would be best for you, it is worth asking your orthodontist for a recommendation.

How Much do Braces Cost in Melbourne?

The cost of braces varies significantly. Price is determined by each orthodontist, by necessary length of treatment, and by the sort of braces that are required to correct the imperfections. The Incognito and SureSmile cost will usually be a little more than the cost of other types of braces, due to the numerous benefits that they bring.

For example, Damon braces cost a little less as they are more visible (Damon clear braces cost more, naturally), while the Invisalign cost is often similar to the cost of lingual braces they are not always viable due to their inappropriateness for certain dental conditions. Both Invisalign and SureSmile impressions are [as these are also] generated using 3D computer modelling and are custom made for each individual. On average, the cost of SureSmile lingual braces and Incognito lingual braces are comparable.

For families looking for affordable braces in Melbourne, you may be eligible for assistance. Speak to Dr Wexler, to find out more about his braces repayment option. Whether you’re thinking about getting Invisalign, Damon braces, or lingual braces, selecting an orthodontist you can afford in Melbourne and using a dental health repayment options can help to minimise upfront costs, ensuring that your family receive the best dental health treatment available.

Get in Touch with Dr Wexler for an obligation free appointment

For more information about lingual braces, to enquire about braces costs in Melbourne, or to request an Invisalign brochure, get in touch with the best orthodontist in Melbourne, Dr Geoffrey Wexler.

Dr Wexler is highly experienced in orthodontics, seeking new solutions that can help children, teens, and young adults get the smile they want without affecting their confidence or their self esteem. Focusing on clear and invisible braces, such as lingual braces, Dr Wexler is consistently among the first orthodontists in Melbourne to offer revolutionary and innovative treatments for young people.