Fixed Lingual Braces

Birmingham and the Midlands leading orthodontist

Fixed Lingual Braces

Birmingham and the Midlands leading orthodontist

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If you want a beautiful, predictable outcome while keeping your treatment as discreet as possible, lingual braces are a fantastic option.


These appliances are structurally very similar to fixed standard braces except that they are affixed to the back of your teeth and the metal brackets are individually made to fit each tooth as closely as possible to minimise interference with your tongue.

This extra level of detail in construction does mean extra cost in comparison to standard braces, but if you want your smile to be appliance-free even while you are undergoing treatment, lingual braces offer you the same safe, predictably perfect outcomes that standard braces do while remaining hidden from view.

Lingual braces offer distinct advantages over clear plastic aligners like Invisalign:

  • Nobody will be able to tell that you are wearing braces, whereas with aligners people will be able to see the plastic if they look closely
  • Being a fixed appliance they are more versatile in the range of adjustments they can reliably be used to make

Lingual braces are a technically challenging treatment to deliver and it is best to seek out a specialist orthodontist with plenty of experience in providing them. One Devonshire Place’s principal dentist, specialist orthodontist Rob Slater, was a pioneer in this treatment, being one of the first people in the UK to qualify with a master’s degree in lingual orthodontics and the first to deliver them regularly in the Midlands. He was also a founding member and chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society, so there is nobody better placed to deliver this treatment to you.

Pros of fixed
lingual braces

  • The ultimate blend of function and invisibility,
    lingual braces are effective yet invisible
  • There is no risk of damage to the healthy enamel
    of the front of your teeth during the debonding
    process and removal of residual adhesive
  • Suitable for complex multidisciplinary treatments

What to expect

Lingual braces sit next to the tongue so take more
getting used to than other types of braces. Similar
to fixed standard braces, you’ll experience some
temporary sensitivity and tightness when your
braces are adjusted and you will need to try to
avoid hard foods, chewy foods and fizzy drinks.
If you play contact sports you should consider
using a gum shield to protect your teeth and
your appliance. Lingual braces may temporarily
affect your speech because the appliance
interferes with the interactions between your
tongue and teeth but your mouth will quickly adjust.

Why choose One
Devonshire Place
for orthodontics?

  • More than 10,000 cases completed
  • Specialist orthodontists have extra training and experience
  • More choice with our full range of systems
  • Private treatment = no waiting lists
  • Pay as you go
  • Free onsite parking
  • Open 6 days a week
  • Trusted by 200 referral dental practices across the Midlands

Hugo's Story

'The maximum amount of time was
2 hours and then I could just come here
straight away, so within the day of breaking
my brace I could get it fixed.'

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Choose from a range of payment options starting from 0% interest.

Meet our specialists

Dr Rob Slater

GDC No. 65931

BDS FDSRCS MOrthRCS MSc, Specialist in Orthodontics

  • Pioneering founder and former chairman of the British Lingual Orthodontic Society
  • Worked as an examiner, trainer, noted publisher and international lecturer
  • Began his career as a dental technician, creating orthodontic appliances

Devesh Shelat

GDC No. 209758

BDS, MFDS RCS, MOrth RCS, MSc, RACDS, Specialist In Orthodontics

  • Master of Science in Orthodontics with Distinction from Newcastle University.
  • Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh and the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons.
  • Has worked at Birmingham Dental Hospital and Birmingham Children’s Hospital.
  • Clinical interests include aesthetic adult orthodontics with the use of clear aligners, ceramic braces and lingual appliances.