Lingual braces

Lingual braces are placed behind your teeth, and are therefore virtually invisible to other people. Usually, lingual brackets are made of metal. These braces are the best when it comes to aesthetics, they do take longer and certain situations may warrant other types of braces.

Pros:

  • Other people can’t see the brackets unless they look inside your mouth.

Cons:

  • In the first few weeks, until you’ve adapted fully, the braces may hurt your tongue and make it more difficult to speak.
  • More expensive than traditional metal or white braces.
  • Can take much longer than traditional braces.

Treatment Costs:

KShs 500,000 if upper and lower arch

KShs 250,000 for a single arch

This can be paid as 30% upfront and the remaining cost split over the period.

Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

 

1. Initial Assessment

This is a 10 minutes appointment, where there will be a initial chat to get to know you, examine your mouth and assess your any problems and your expectations from the treatment.

2. Records

Once you have had the initial assessment and decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will book an appointment to have your records taken. These include x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. They are needed to plan your treatment and to monitor its progress and results.

3. Fitting of the braces

After your records have been examined and a treatment plan has been designed, you will now be ready to have the braces fitted. This is usually carried out in a single appointment.

4. Monthly check-ups

We will tighten your braces and replace your ligatures once a month, while checking in on the progress of your treatment.

5. Finishing your treatment

Once you are happy with the results of the treatment, we will book an appointment to remove your braces. At this appointment, we will remove your braces and any attachments.

We will place fixed retainers at the back of your teeth and take impressions for removable retainers which will be ready after one week. The retainers are needed to hold your teeth in the new position and to prevent them from moving back into their original position.

Retainers are inclusive in the cost of the treatment.