What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are braces that sit behind the teeth, rather than in front. Lingual braces combine the cosmetic advantages of clear aligners such as Sureclear and Invisalign with the treatment times and corrective properties of braces like Damon braces.
Invisalign and Suresmile clear aligners are very subtle in their approach to moving teeth and hardly noticeable, however, in terms of overall effectiveness, lingual braces work more like traditional Damon braces for both adults and children. Lingual braces are fixed behind 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 large spacing orthodontic problem.
Melbourne orthodontists will often use similar techniques to Invisalign or Suresmile clear aligners to design customised lingual braces. 3D-ICAT computerised 3D modelling software is used to create these tailored treatments to the recommendations of your orthodontic specialist. This ensures these completely invisible braces are most 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 specialist orthodontists with the required experience and training to fit lingual braces. Dr Wexler is one Melbourne’s most prominent orthodontists who recommends the use of lingual braces, as he possesses the necessary discipline, experience and knowledge that fitting invisible lingual braces demands.
There are two main options when it comes to invisible lingual braces:
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. SureSmile lingual braces are proven to be one of the most efficient teeth correcting technologies in today’s orthodontic market.
Using these fast invisible brace treatments, Dr Wexler ensures that 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 more efficient working quicker than alternatives, they have surely proven themselves one of the most efficient products available.
Incognito Lingual Braces
Some orthodontists in Melbourne may only be able to offer Incognito braces, which are an older form of lingual braces yet 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 a consultation with your orthodontist and ask them to make a recommendation.
How Much do Braces Cost in Melbourne?
The cost of braces varies significantly. Price is determined by each orthodontist, based on the necessary time to complete treatment and the sort of braces required to correct imperfections. The Incognito and SureSmile cost will usually be a little more than the cost of other types of braces such as Damon 3 and Damon Clear, due to the numerous benefits that they bring.
The cost of SureSmile lingual braces and Incognito lingual braces is comparable. Damon 3 braces cost a little less than lingual braces but they are more visible. While Damon clear braces cost more than Damon 3 they are a more visually discreet orthodontic brace featuring fine light coloured wires and transparent ligaments.
Both Invisalign clear aligners and SureSmile lingual brace impressions are generated using 3D computer modelling and are custom made for each individual moderately increasing their costs in their relative categories.
The cost of Invisalign clear aligners is often similar to the cost of Suresmile clear aligners. Though clear aligners they are not always an appropriate option due to their inability to cure certain dental conditions.
For families seeking affordable orthodontic brace solutions in Melbourne, you may be eligible for assistance. Please speak to Dr Wexler and his orthodontic team to find out more about flexible repayment options. Whether you’re thinking about getting Invisalign clear aligners, Damon braces, Incognito or Suresmile lingual braces, selecting an orthodontist you can afford is important. Dr Wexler is passionate about affordable orthodontic health and makes every endeavour to organise flexible dental health repayment plans that minimise upfront costs in order to ensure that your family can afford to receive the best dental health treatment available.
Get in Touch with Dr Wexler for an obligation free appointment
Dr Wexler is a highly experienced orthodontic specialist with a genuine passion for invisible orthodontic braces solutions. His dedication to helping children, teens, and young adults get the smile they want without affecting their confidence or their self-esteem, is unparalleled. His focus is on clear and invisible braces, such as lingual braces and Dr Wexler is consistently among the first orthodontists in Melbourne to offer revolutionary innovative treatments for young people.
For more information about lingual braces, to enquire about the cost of orthodontic braces in Melbourne or request an Invisalign brochure, get in touch with Dr Geoffrey Wexler for an obligation free consultation.