Lingual Braces are special types of orthodontic braces brackets that are bonded to the back of the teeth (the lingual side). They are used on patients who want traditional braces, but do not want them to show. Although lingual braces are not visible to others, they can initially create problems with with tongue soreness and speech difficulties. Only orthodontists who have been trained in the techniques necessary for Lingual Braces may offer them to patients.
Lingual Braces can be more challenging to keep clean than traditional braces, and often require you to spend additional time brushing and flossing to properly remove food debris and dental plaque.
Some of the brands and companies making Lingual Braces include: Incognito (3M), ALIAS (Ormco), Innovation L (Dentsply/GAC International), eBrace (Riton BioMaterials), Stb Light (Ormco) and Harmony (American Orthodontics).