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Lingual orthodontics is one of the most aesthetic, effective and advanced options. It has become the aesthetic alternative to conventional orthodontics as it allows the treatment of the vast majority of cases without the appearance of braces.

We are experts in lingual orthodontics in Barcelona trained in the Clinic of Dr. Hiro (Japan), one of the most innovative specialists in the world in this technique. This specialized training, which allows us to offer the smallest and most comfortable lingual brackets on the market, together with our experience in treating cases with lingual orthodontics, gives us the reliability that our patients demand when looking for the best solution in each diagnosis. We offer you an initial assessment to determine if lingual orthodontics is the best fit for you. Once the diagnosis has been made, we will inform you, without obligation, of the duration and closed price of the treatment with unbeatable financing at 0%.

Below, we explain everything you need to know about lingual orthodontics.

Dr. Fernando de la Iglesia and patient at Ortodoncia Tres Torres

What is lingual orthodontics: lingual brackets placed on the inside of the teeth to correct their position

WHAT IS
LINGUAL ORTHODONTICS

Lingual orthodontics corrects the position of the teeth by means of lingual brackets placed on the inside of the teeth.  It is the most aesthetic orthodontic treatment since the braces are not visible.

Lingual brackets are custom designed for each tooth, are very thin and are placed one by one, so they will allow movements that would be impossible using other systems. This makes the results more perceptible: patients treated with lingual braces see the evolution of their treatment from the first day and can evaluate the alignment of their teeth much better since all the braces go on the inner side of the teeth.

LINGUAL
ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Lingual orthodontic treatment begins by taking very accurate digital impressions of the teeth. We do this using a comfortable and accurate 3D pencil scanner. With the models obtained, our laboratory technician makes a setup of how the result will be at the end of the treatment.

The lingual brackets are specifically modelled for the patient with an exclusive integrated prescription from the orthodontist. When they are ready, we arrange for a visit to bond the brackets on your teeth.

We use a pioneering system developed in Japan, or 3M™ Incognito™. Both systems are precise, comfortable and totally invisible, so you will get the smile you have always wanted without anyone noticing you are wearing braces.

Lingual orthodontic treatment is ideal for adults between the ages of 20 and 60. Most people who can be treated with conventional braces that are visible can be treated with lingual orthodontics.

Lingual orthodontic treatment starts by taking very accurate digital impressions of the teeth in 3D

¿WHY GET LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC
TREATMENT?

When asked why to have lingual orthodontic treatment, the answer could not be clearer: if you want maximum aesthetics and fixed orthodontics this is the best option. Bearing in mind that lingual brackets are custom designed for each tooth, are very thin and are placed one by one, the lingual technique is the only one that allows the orthodontist to do the orthodontic treatment without anyone noticing that you are wearing braces.

LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC
ADVANTAGES

There are many advantages of lingual orthodontics, we list those that we consider most outstanding and that our patients’ value most positively:

Advantages lingual orthodontics Barcelona 1

Lingual orthodontics is the most aesthetic because it is invisible

One of the main advantages of lingual orthodontics is that it is totally invisible as the appliances are placed on the inside of the teeth.

Advantages lingual orthodontics Barcelona 2

Allows any type of treatment to be carried out in a predictable manner

In the case of tooth extractions, lingual orthodontics is able to move the tooth roots accurately, closing the spaces efficiently and predictably.

Advantages lingual orthodontics Barcelona 3

Allows for the placement of aesthetic veneers

Another advantage of lingual orthodontic treatments is that we can place aesthetic veneers to cover gaps after tooth extractions.

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No need to remove lingual brackets at every meal or when brushing your teeth

Lingual brackets are fixed, so you don’t have to worry about taking them off and putting them on at every meal or when you brush your teeth.

LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC
DISADVANTAGES

Although today’s technological advances have managed to minimize the discomfort of treatment, lingual orthodontics also presents some small disadvantages. These are the disadvantages of lingual orthodontics:

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Can cause tongue thrusting

When the lingual brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth, they are in contact with the tongue and this can cause some friction or even diction to be less clear the first ten days.

Disadvantages lingual orthodontics Barcelona 2

Slightly more uncomfortable adjustment period

Although lingual orthodontics ends up being comfortable and without discomfort, the truth is that it requires an adaptation period of 10 to 15 days due, above all, to the contact of the tongue with the appliances. Even so, we consider this to be a quick adaptation period.

LINGUAL ORTHODONTICS PRICE

To establish the price in lingual orthodontics, it is important to know that in most diagnoses it is possible a priori to use any of the existing techniques. The experience and knowledge of the orthodontist will make him prescribe the most appropriate treatment for each patient. The reality is that there is no technique that is better than the other, but one will be more appropriate than the other depending on the analysis made by the specialist of the particularities of each case. Lingual orthodontics is usually more indicated for complex cases that cannot be treated with removable aligners. The price of lingual orthodontics for each treatment will depend on its complexity, the apparatus used and the estimated duration of the treatment. Although each case must be analysed individually depending on these factors and other external conditioning factors, as a guide, the prices of lingual orthodontics range from € 4000.

Special discounts

Our patients can benefit from special prices in their treatment and in successive treatments of the relatives.

Lingual orthodontics offer price 10% discount

Lingual orthodontics offer price 20% discount

Both discounts are not cumulative

Lingual orthodontic financing in convenient interest-free terms

We offer each patient personalized financing without interest! and without the need to provide any documentation. Visit us without obligation to obtain an assessment of the treatment at a closed price and with financing in comfortable monthly payments.

LINGUAL ORTHODONTIC CLINICAL CASE IN BARCELONA

Lingual orthodontics clinical case in Barcelona

In this link you can see some clinical cases of lingual orthodontics. We have managed to make hundreds of patients smile with our orthodontic treatments. You are in!

LINGUAL ORTHODONTICS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

When it comes to orthodontic treatment, there are many questions that arise for the patient. Although the most advisable thing is that we solve all these doubts in the first consultation of recognition, in this section we raise and answer the frequently asked questions about lingual orthodontics:

Are lingual orthodontic treatments longer?

Lingual orthodontic treatments do not last longer than those treated with the conventional technique since the teeth move in a similar way with one or another orthodontic treatment. The difference lies in the skill of the orthodontist, which is a determining factor in shortening treatment times.  Lingual orthodontics requires specific biomechanical knowledge to achieve the desired objectives in the set time.

Dr. Fernando de la Iglesia Beyme has been a specialist in lingual orthodontic treatment since 2003 and in 2012 he won the first prize from the European Society of Lingual Orthodontics for the best cases treated with lingual technique.

Do lingual brackets come off in cases of increased overbite?

Quite the contrary! Augmented overbite cases are not only easier to correct, but are corrected faster than with conventional treatments. When the lingual brackets are placed in the upper arch, we place resin stops on the molars so that the patient has a stable occlusion on a tripod and not a descending one. This makes the lower teeth move faster since they are not blocked by the upper teeth.

Can’t speak well with lingual orthodontics?

Lingually cemented brackets take up minimal space but are sufficient to interfere with speech, especially the upper ones. But fortunately, this adaptation period until perfect diction is regained usually lasts from 3 to 10 days. We recommend practicing reading aloud for the first few days to improve your phonation – it’s not difficult!

Do more sores come out with lingual orthodontics?

When we cement lingual or conventional brackets, the mouth needs to get used to this new situation and it is possible that some canker sores will appear. With conventional braces cemented on the outside, the sores come out through the perioral mucosa. On the other hand, with lingual brackets, sores may appear on the tongue. To avoid these sores as much as possible, the orthodontist should not leave any sharp edges or wire tips. If a sore appears, orthodontic wax will be used, which will be applied and adhered to the point that punctures it to eliminate the rubbing.

Do lingual brackets come off more than conventional brackets?

Lingual brackets are decemented just like those cemented on the outside of the teeth. This is due either to incorrect cementing by the orthodontist or to biting into things that are too hard and that exceed the bonding strength of the appliance. For this reason, we recommend not to eat dry fruits, hard bread, olives with bones or candies.

Do lingual brackets cause more cavities?

There are published articles that demonstrate that with lingual orthodontics there is not a higher rate of caries, quite the contrary. In cases of poor oral hygiene there is a greater possibility of caries appearing with conventional appliances as with lingual brackets the movement of the tongue when speaking and eating allows for self-classification or self-cleaning of the teeth from the inside.

Is lingual orthodontics more expensive?

Lingual orthodontics is more expensive because the materials used are specific to each patient, that is, they have to be made to measure for each tooth. The reason for this is simple: the outside of the teeth are completely flat and the same base can be used for all patients, but lingual teeth are different for everyone and the bases must be made to measure for each one, which makes the material more expensive.
On the other hand, visits to the orthodontist in conventional cases last between 10 and 20 minutes, while visits for patients with lingual brackets usually last 20 to 40 minutes.

Is lingual orthodontics a difficult technique that requires specific training?

Lingual orthodontics is a more difficult technique than buccal or visible orthodontics because the biomechanics are different and require specific training. The learning curve of the technique is also higher than that of the braces on the outside.

Is the evolution of lingual orthodontic treatment better appreciated?

Indeed, patients treated with visible fixed orthodontics see the braces themselves more often and are unable to appreciate the exact progress of their treatment. On the other hand, patients with lingual orthodontics see the evolution from day one and can evaluate the alignment of their teeth much better.