- Invisible brace
- Also suitable for complex treatments
- Fewer risks
The lingual bracket
Are you interested in a truly invisible treatment? Then SmileDesigner is the right place for you. We are the most renowned practice for lingual braces and specialists in aesthetic braces. You will be treated by Dr. Christina von Massow, one of only 60 orthodontists in the world with a Master of Science in Lingual Orthodontics and the only one in the Netherlands. This makes SmileDesigner one of the best practices for the lingual brace. Discuss your customised and individual treatment plan with Dr. Christina von Massow and find out about the other benefits of lingual braces.
Show your smile and not your braces
About this type of bracket
The system is invisible so offers the perfect solution for patients for whom a visible orthodontic treatment, whether for professional or personal reasons, is not an option. You will never again have to explain why you opted for dental correction and you can keep your spontaneous smile. Show you smile, not your brace!
A wide variety of treatments
In a nutshell: the lingual brace offers a real alternative to traditional fixed braces as it offers a whole spectrum of treatments, thus allowing for more complex treatments.
The lingual brace is hand-made to German quality standards by specialist dental technicians at DW Lingual Systems. Here they manufacture an individual WIN brace for each patient. Each bracket and the accompanying wires are custom-made for each patient. This leads to a higher level of precision and thus to a perfect result. It also enables more complex movement of the teeth, something which may not always be possible with other types of braces.
Fixed braces on the front of the teeth can, in cases of poor oral hygiene, result in decalcification leading to white spots on the surface of the teeth around the brace. With the lingual brace this is impossible as the front surface of the teeth remains uncovered. A recent scientific study has shown that the risk of developing tooth decay is five times lower with lingual braces than with traditional bracket braces. That is why the lingual brace is the best choice for perfect teeth.
Can anyone be fitted with a lingual brace?
Is a lingual brace really completely invisible?
Do lingual braces hurt more than normal braces?
Will I develop a lisp with a lingual brace?
With traditional braces, elevations (bite turbos) are also often placed on the back of the upper front teeth. These can also cause lisping at first. So there is no difference between a bracket brace on the front of the teeth and a brace on the back of the teeth.
Does treatment with a lingual brace take longer than with other types of braces?
Is oral hygiene a problem with a lingual brace?
Do you want to know more about this type of bracket?
Read more about the scientific studies relating to the lingual brace and the techniques used via these links:
1 van der Veen MH, Attin R, Schwestka-Polly R, Wiechmann D. Caries outcomes after orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances: do lingual brackets make a difference? Eur J Oral Sci 2010; 118: 298-303.
2 Wiechmann D, Klang E, Helms HJ, Knösel M. Lingual appliances reduce the incidence of white spot lesions during orthodontic multibracket treatment. Am J Orthod Dentofacial Orthop 2015; 148: 414-22.
3 Knösel M, Klang E, Helms H-J, Jilek T. Vollständig individuelle linguale Apparaturen vermindern das Schmelzentkalkungsrisiko bei einer Multibracketbehandlung um ein Vielfaches. Inf Orthod Kieferorthop 2015; 47: 149-157.