STB Lingual Braces

STB is one of the world’s leading lingual brace systems. Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, rather than the front, offering a completely invisible orthodontic treatment option. Lingual braces are one of the best examples of how far the field of orthodontics has come in recent years.

About STB Light lingual braces

STB Light lingual braces are lingual braces, which provide a quick, discreet and convenient alternative to traditional fixed braces and removable aligners for patients who have mild, moderate or more complex orthodontic issues. STB Light lingual braces are often recommended for patients who are looking for a discreet treatment but are not suitable candidates for aligner treatments; this is because fixed braces provide greater support for the teeth than aligners and they can often bring about more movement.

What are the benefits of STB lingual braces?

The major selling-point of STB lingual braces is that they are invisible when you smile and when you greet other people. As the braces are fixed to the back of the teeth they cannot be seen when you speak or open your mouth and only you will know that they are there. Many people worry about having orthodontic treatment because they do not want to wear conventional braces which may considered unattractive. With STB lingual braces, this is not a concern.

The team behind STB lingual braces has focused on comfort as well as function and aesthetics and the braces are also very comfortable. They use advanced technology to prevent friction and excessive force on the teeth. Lingual braces may seem like a painful concept because the brace is so close to the tongue, but in reality they are actually very comfortable and there is no risk of friction because the braces are much smaller and less cumbersome than traditional fixed braces.

Treatment time with STB lingual braces is also much shorter than most other teeth straightening methods. The exact treatment time varies according to the patient’s needs and their orthodontic prescription. In minor cases, treatment may be complete within weeks, while more complex cases will take longer. Your dentist will be able to give you an estimate of how long treatment will take after your initial consultation.

Are STB lingual braces painful?

For the first couple of days the braces may feel a little painful, but once you get used to wearing them, they should become much more comfortable. STB lingual braces are designed to reduce discomfort but like all braces they do take a little getting used to. During the first few days, your orthodontist may advise you to take painkillers.

Where can I get STB lingual braces?

This is a treatment that is becoming increasingly popular and as a result, STB lingual braces have become more widely available in Edinburgh but dentists must have additional training in order to provide lingual braces because the braces are difficult to fit. Unlike traditional fixed braces, the brackets of lingual braces are placed on each tooth individually and the wire is then passed through the brackets; this is because the contours of each tooth are different.

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