Having an attractive smile is important to most people. Crooked and misaligned teeth can be a great source of embarrassment and social discomfort. When the only alternative to crooked teeth is spending years wearing unattractive “traditional” metal braces, it can be hard to decide what to do. Fortunately, the In-Ovation® LMTM System provides a third alternative: invisible lingual braces.
What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are a treatment method where the appliance hardware is attached to the back side of the teeth. They are also referred to as “inside braces,” “behind the teeth braces” or “invisible braces.” Lingual braces are considered the most invisible dental braces option available.
What is So Great about In-Ovation® LMTM Lingual Braces
The In-Ovation® LMTM System is designed to work in weeks as opposed to years. Lingual braces are attached to the tongue side of the teeth, and the twelve main “smiling” teeth are realigned using self-ligating, lingual brackets. In-Ovation® lingual braces have proven very effective for patients requiring less than 6mm of tooth movement.
In addition to being quick and invisible, In-Ovation braces are at the forefront of technology. The archwire (the wire connecting the brace brackets) never needs to be replaced, and that means fewer dental visits. In-Ovation® braces are ideal for nervous patients because no injections or anesthesia are required.
Here are some advantages associated with In-Ovation® LMTM:
- Complete treatment takes 12-24 weeks.
- Cost effective
- Excellent results for patients needing less than 6mm of tooth movement.
- Increased comfort levels.
- Minimal impairment to speaking and eating functions.
- Reduced plaque build-up due to decreased treatment time.
- Requires fewer dental visits.
- Undetectable braces. (Less visible than Invisalign)
How are In-Ovation® LMTM braces fitted?
In-Ovation® braces take mere seconds to fit. Only the six most prominent upper teeth and the six most prominent lower teeth are affected. The dentist will determine adjustment plan for the teeth by taking X-rays.
A plan is devised, and small brackets are bonded to the tongue side of each of the twelve designated teeth. Self-ligating clips are attached to the brackets, which allow the archwire to slide with minimal friction. The self-ligating nature of the small clips means that no adjustments are needed. The brace adjusts itself, according to the movement plan set out by the dentist.
The placement process is performed in a short, painless visit. Less than 24 weeks later, the In-Ovation® braces are removed, and the result is an improved, straight smile. At no time should there be any discomfort, because the In-Ovation® System is gentle in its interaction with the teeth.
If you have questions about In-Ovation® LMTM braces, please contact our office. We serve the West Los Angeles, Brentwood, Santa Monica and Westwood areas. Call: (310) 447-5790