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Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

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Lingual Braces Vs. Invisalign Clear Aligners

Lingual ‘behind-the-teeth’ braces are great for people who don’t feel comfortable trusting themselves with removable aligners (Invisalign), but still want a lower profile look for their braces.


The most significant advantage to lingual braces is that they aren’t visible, but that they’re also not removable like Invisalign aligners are. It may seem strange to say that, because on the other hand, the fact that Invisalign aligners are removable are one of their advantages, since this make it easier to eat, brush and floss during treatment.

But when it comes down to it, what constitutes an 'advantage' varies from person to person.

Removable aligners are great for people who are completely committed to their treatment and will keep their aligners in despite pain, tightness or discomfort.

But if you think you might give in and remove your aligners when things get uncomfortable, then removable aligners are not a good choice for you.

It’s important to be honest with yourself about this. It’s not a failing if you think you won't be able to resist taking your aligners out!

Many of our patients aren’t sure they can trust themselves to be consistent with removable aligners. Lingual braces are a great choice for these people, because they are still essentially invisible, but are not removable.

If you have any questions about the pros and cons of lingual braces versus Invisalign removable aligners, contact Ridge Meadows Orthodontics to book a consultation. We’ll discuss your needs and determine the right option for you.

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