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Lingual Braces in Phoenix & Gilbert

Bracelets, rings, and necklaces have always made great fashion accessories. Braces not so much. Braces can be a little awkward, especially for adults. But there is a solution! Positioned behind your teeth, lingual braces are a quicker and more discreet way to straighten your teeth.

Lingual (often referred to as hidden) braces are a virtually undetectable way to straighten your teeth. They help you hide your braces, but not your smile!

If you’ve been looking into achieving the perfect smile you’ve always wanted, but don’t like the look of traditional braces, lingual braces are the perfect alternative for you. This is even more true for those who are happy with their current smile and don’t want to compromise their look to make a few minor corrections. Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth keeping them invisible to everyone!

Team Orthodontics is the preeminent provider of lingual braces in Phoenix (Ahwatukee) and Gilbert, Arizona.

Dr. Danyluk is the leading lingual braces provider in North America for both children and adults alike. He is part of a group of the best orthodontists from around the world who are working to achieve further advances in lingual braces technology.

Frequently Asked Questions About Lingual Braces

How much do lingual braces cost?

Because they require a high level of expertise and customization, the cost of lingual braces is slightly more expensive than the cost of traditional metal braces. Exact investment amounts vary based on the severity of your need, but most lingual braces procedures start in the $5,000 range.

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What’s the difference between lingual braces and Invisalign?

Lingual braces are similar to traditional braces except for where they are located in the mouth (behind the teeth) whereas Invisalign technology is a clear teeth aligner that fits over the teeth. Typically, the lingual braces approach is quicker at realigning teeth and more effective for moving teeth as some bite issues cannot be corrected using Invisalign.

As a provider of both lingual braces and Invisalign, Dr. Danyluk can assist you in deciding what’s best for you.

How is the process for lingual braces different from traditional metal braces?

Lingual braces function very much like traditional braces but are placed behind the teeth. Their key advantage, much like other braces alternatives, is that the braces are not visible to others. There are special requirements for lingual braces so it is important that you use someone who is certified and experienced in this process.

The lingual braces process starts with taking an impression of your teeth. That impression is then sent to a lab for further evaluation. Custom brackets are then designed to fit inside your mouth that will manipulate your teeth to move as needed.

Are all options for lingual braces the same?

No. Currently, there are four different types of lingual braces. Conceptually, they all do the same thing but the main differences in each are their design and how they attach the braces on the inside of the teeth. With the years of expertise that Dr. Danyluk has being a lingual braces orthodontist, we are confident that we’ll find the perfect match for you.

Are hidden braces more difficult to take care of?

Not necessarily, but with any braces proper care is important. Because they are located behind the teeth that makes oral rinses, twice daily brushing, and regular exams a must. All of these healthy dental habits are important components of proper lingual braces care.

For comfort reasons, using wax on the lower teeth is recommended to lessen the chance of any irritation to the tongue.

The History of Lingual Braces

The Early Days

In the 1970s, the first doctors to attempt a form of hidden braces took traditional braces and cemented them to the back of their patient’s teeth This technique hid the braces, but it was very problematic. Not only did brackets commonly fall off, but the bulky braces did not achieve the same results that wearing braces on the front of the teeth accomplished.

Progress with Hidden Braces

Advancements in technology allowed orthodontists to come up with a viable solution for lingual braces. Arch wires were designed to fit on the inside of the teeth and individual brackets were created for each tooth. The combination of properly fitted arch wires and brackets effectively hid braces and achieved the results that patients wanted. Unfortunately, it was very uncomfortable.

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The Alias Lingual Bracket Development Team

Dr. Ken Danyluk and a group of top orthodontists from around the world formed the Alias Lingual Bracket Development Team. Their goal was to find a solution that minimized their patient’s discomfort during lingual treatment. After years of collaboration, the new Alias bracket was designed to minimize friction in the mouth while producing continuous tooth movements. This new bracket gave their patients the smile they had always wanted while keeping them comfortable and pain-free.

In today’s market, not all orthodontists offer lingual braces due to the considerable amount of training and technical expertise that is required. Dr. Danyluk not only specializes in lingual braces, he also runs the largest lingual practice in all of North America. His experience and expertise make him the top orthodontist to visit if you’re interested in all types of braces.

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Team Orthodontics has two conveniently located offices in Ahwatukee and Gilbert. Orthodontist Ken Danyluk, D.M.D. oversees all orthodontic treatment at both locations.

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