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As an adult with upcoming orthodontic treatment, you may be hesitant about having braces placed. Braces can mar the appearance of your smile, thus having a negative effect on your confidence.

Lingual Braces
Ask Dr. Steven Ricci about lingual braces. These braces have brackets that are attached to the backside of the teeth instead of to the front, where they would be visible. Because lingual brackets are located on the back of the teeth, they are not noticeable when you smile.

Living With Lingual Braces
Having lingual braces means that you can smile with confidence, as your orthodontic appliance is invisible to others! Your smile will be as beautiful as ever. In fact, your lingual braces will be slowly improving the health and appearance of your smile without anyone the wiser. Smile and live confidently knowing that others are seeing the best you!

While undergoing lingual braces treatment, choose softer foods that are easier to cut or chew. Try to avoid sticky, crunchy or hard foods. Our orthodontist will give you instructions about which foods to avoid during treatment.

Cleaning Your Lingual Braces
Keeping your teeth clean during orthodontic treatment is very important, as at any other time. However, caring for your teeth is a little more involved when wearing orthodontic appliances like lingual braces. Food can get stuck in the brackets and wires of your lingual brackets, which can cause tooth decay and other issues if it is not taken care of. Brush your teeth after each meal during treatment. Make sure that you brush each tooth above and below the bracket, and the brackets themselves. Then brush all other areas of the teeth.

Flossing is also imperative during lingual braces treatment. Consider using a floss threader to aid you in getting the floss above or beneath the wires of your braces. This will allow you to properly clean between your teeth and under the gums.

We invite you to contact Ricci Orthodontics at 678-417-9848 today to learn more about lingual braces and to set up a consultation with our orthodontist in Johns Creek, Georgia.