Lingual Braces

Lingual Braces, Sydney City & Bondi Junction

These sophisticated braces are fitted behind the teeth on the tongue (lingual) side so they are totally invisible.

  • Completely hidden behind the teeth
  • Custom made to ensure your confort
  • Addressed crooked and crowded smiles
  • Time efficient and simple to care for
  • Discreet and appropriate for all ages

“We use invisible lingual braces and Lingual Lite. Targeting your ‘social six’, the six teeth that are visible when you smile, our orthodontic professionals can apply Lingual Lite to bring the teeth into the correct positioning subtly and rapidly.”

Dr Kerry Lester, Specialist Orthodontist

The Lingual System

At Ortho3 in Sydney’s CBD and Bondi Junction we pride ourselves on offering the most advanced and effective orthodontic treatments available. Lingual braces can transform the way you think about straightening your smile. The system itself operates with brackets and wire, much like traditional braces, however this system is bonded to the back of your teeth. The treatment time varies from 12 to 24 months depending on the specific oral condition.

Custom made for your comfort

Each bracket is custom made to fit seamlessly into our patients’ smiles in order to increase the comfort of our patients whilst wearing the lingual braces. As the brackets are made to fit flawlessly amongst the teeth, lingual braces should not be uncomfortable.  Once lingual braces have been placed there is often a slight adjustment period, however over time the tongue will adjust to the orthodontic device.

Addressing crooked teeth and crowded smiles

Lingual braces can correct a number of dental concerns much the same as traditional braces. Gaps between teeth, misaligned bites and crowding can all be corrected with the use of lingual braces.

Suitable candidates

Lingual braces are custom made to fit nearly every smile and every oral condition. They can be used on most cases to straighten teeth and correct bites including the more complex cases that other clear aligners cannot treat.

This system is adaptable enough to be applied in simple cases where just the six front teeth require correction and not the entire arch – all without seeing any attachments on the outside or having to regularly remove and replace aligners! Precision is assured with a custom-made bracket for each tooth and robotically bent archwires.

Discreet and appropriate for all ages

Lingual braces are invisible and so are a great option for both adults and teenagers. As the lingual braces are bonded to the back of the teeth they can straighten our patients’ smiles whilst remaining completely hidden. This hidden nature often makes lingual braces a desirable option for adults who are self-conscious about straightening their smile. For busy professionals, this inconspicuous option can help them achieve optimal oral health and a beautiful smile whilst retaining a professional image.

During your consultation, Dr Lester can discuss with you the lingual braces system and identify if you are a suitable candidate for this system.