Lingual Braces – FAQ
What are Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces, developed in the 1980s by pioneers like Dr. Scott Newhart, Dr. Craven Kurz, Dr. Bob Smith, and Dr. Jack Gorman, are a discreet orthodontic option. Placed behind the teeth, they remain invisible to others while providing effective teeth realignment.
How are Incognito Lingual Braces made?
The process begins with a precise impression of your teeth, which is sent to an Orthodontic Laboratory. Working closely with the laboratory technician, Dr. Newhart plans and designs your custom braces and wires using advanced CAD/CAM and rapid prototyping technologies.
Why choose Lingual Braces?
Lingual braces are ideal if you desire maximum esthetics without compromising treatment goals. They offer customized treatment for optimal results, minimal discomfort, and speech interference. Additionally, the treatment time and appointment sequence are similar to regular braces.
Who can wear Lingual Braces?
Most teens and adults with permanent teeth are suitable candidates for Lingual Braces. Dr. Newhart has successfully treated patients ranging from early teens to individuals in their 70s. During your FREE CONSULTATION, we will assess your unique needs and recommend the most suitable treatment approach.
Is there an advantage of one brand of Lingual braces over another?
No, there is no significant advantage of one brand of Lingual braces over another. Dr. Newhart is highly skilled and experienced in using all manufacturers’ products. The key factor lies in choosing the right orthodontist to provide exceptional care.
Why don’t all orthodontists offer Lingual braces?
The use of Lingual braces requires additional training and extensive experience. Not all orthodontists have acquired the necessary expertise to utilize this technique effectively.
Do I need to be referred?
No, a referral from a general dentist is not required to seek treatment from Dr. Scott Newhart. However, many general or family dentists do refer their patients to us. If you have concerns about your or your child’s teeth, smile, or facial development, we welcome you to schedule a FREE ORTHODONTIC CONSULTATION.
What about costs?
Your initial consultation is FREE, as we consider it an important first step in your orthodontic journey. We strive to make orthodontic treatment affordable for everyone, and the total cost varies depending on the complexity of your specific orthodontic needs. We offer various payment options, including in-house financing with no interest, outside financing with low monthly fees, payment in full with a discount, automatic credit card payments, and acceptance of all insurance plans.