The STb Light lingual brace system is becoming increasingly popular as people look for ways to improve their smile without having to worry about wearing unsightly braces. STb Light lingual braces are fixed on the rear side of the teeth, rather than the front, which makes them virtually invisible to other people.
STb Light lingual braces use new self-ligating technology to move the teeth. The technology prevents friction, prevents superfluous pain and encourages the teeth to move into position gently.
What is the difference between Light lingual braces and Social 6 braces?
STb Social 6 lingual braces are designed for people with minor or moderate orthodontic problems that affect their front teeth, but they are not suitable for people with more complex orthodontic prescriptions. STb Light lingual braces are geared towards people with more severe orthodontic problems, as they can achieve greater movement and focus on all the teeth, rather than just the anterior teeth.
Who can benefit from STb Light Lingual braces?
STb Light lingual braces are designed for patients with moderate to severe orthodontic problems, including overcrowding, problems with the bite (overbite, crossbite and underbite), protruding teeth, crooked teeth and gaps between the teeth. Lingual braces are highly beneficial for people who are self-conscious about their image and who are concerned about how they will look during treatment. But, because the braces are fixed onto the back of the teeth instead of the front, the appearance of the smile will not alter and the individual will feel more confident about their appearance as the treatment progresses.
Why should I go for lingual braces?
The concept of wearing lingual braces on the inside of the teeth may initially leave some people anxious – wouldn’t it cause more pain, and irritate my tongue and gums? The simple answer is, no. STb lingual braces are very fine and small and the technology involved in the braces prevents friction. They are also designed to move the teeth gently and painlessly.
The major benefit of lingual braces is that they are invisible to other people, which can be a deal-breaker for those who cannot bear the thought of wearing highly visible braces. Lingual braces allow people to get the treatment they need, without having to worry about their outward appearance.
STb Light lingual braces also have a much shorter treatment time than most other orthodontic treatments. Patients can often start to notice the difference within a few weeks, with treatment usually complete within just 10 months.