Improving the smile of people who won’t wear “braces”.
As an orthodontist nothing gives me as much pleasure or job satisfaction as to see the transformation in many of my lingual patients. Some patients are changed from people who are often very embarrassed by the appearance of their teeth and who often try to hide them, to people who regard their transformed teeth and smile as a new very positive feature of their appearance and personality. They are no longer conscious of the negative perception which they may feel others will have of them due to the appearance of their teeth. A transformed smile often genuinely gives them that “little something” that was missing so that they interact with the world with increased confidence and enthusiasm.
I often observe with quite satisfaction that these patients can be transformed into people who are simply more “glamorous”. The whole “appearance” is often changed to a “new more confident glamorous appearance” to match the “new smile”. I might be flattering myself but I do believe it is life transforming for a significant number of patients.
Lingual braces because they are so effective have opened up a new world of possibilities for people who are embarrassed by their smile, but yet just couldn’t face the world wearing outside braces of any type. For the majority of these patients, aligners, or the euphemistically called quick braces (despite the message of the intensive marketing campaigns) are simply incapable of achieving an equally beautiful result.
Adults often comment that they wish they had their orthodontic treatment earlier. While this is of course true, the advent of lingual orthodontics means that the proverb “the second best time to begin is now” commonly applies.
Why not browse through this website and consider if lingual orthodontics may offer you the possibility of improving your interaction with the world.