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.

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

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.

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

Meet our specialist

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

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