The Midlands Orthodontic Specialists in Birmingham
This is not always the case but while braces on the outside of the teeth can cause discomfort to the lips and cheeks, lingual braces tend to cause more discomfort to the tongue.
Yes, in the first few days, but most people recover from this and very few people have an issue three months after the braces have been fitted. People who speak a lot in their job tend to improve their speech far quicker.
Not really, unless you show them off.
Yes, lingual braces tend to be more expensive, due to the extra laboratory costs, the difficulty of access to the brace and the time taken to carry out adjustments.
It is not uncommon to do this but most are temporary and tooth coloured and so very difficult to see.
Not always and sometimes the treatment might be quicker. It all depends upon the type of problem being treated.
Lingual braces are purely your choice. The main reason people choose this option is to keep them hidden, but treatment can be carried out in other ways.
This depends upon the problem, there are a few situations that aligners will work very well for. Most often the efficiency of treatment is better with fixed braces. Your orthodontist will give advice on this.
Of course, often people will have a brace on the inside in the upper arch and on the outside in the lower arch. It’s your choice.