Lingual orthodontics

In the classical orthodontic treatment, which has been applied in the modern sense for about 50 years, the brackets used are adhered to the anterior surfaces of the teeth. This method is frequently used because it is easy to apply and can be cleaned more easily by the physician and the patient. In recent years, adult patients’ increased interest in orthodontic treatment has led to the production of porcelain wires first, and then to the emergence of the lingual technique. The lingual technique started to be applied by gluing classical brackets to the inner surface of the teeth. Over time, hybrid brackets specially produced for this job emerged. These brackets were adapted to the anatomy of the inner surfaces of the teeth by performing special laboratory procedures. Today, the inner surfaces of the teeth are scanned using laser scanning methods, and brackets that are fully compatible with the anatomical surface and allow the desired movement in the teeth are produced with special casting methods. In this way, the inherent limitations of lingual therapy are also eliminated.

Lingual orthodontics is the attachment of braces to the inner surfaces of the teeth. This technique requires much more precision and detailed work than traditional orthodontic treatment. With a laboratory study on the dental measurements taken, the places where the braces should be positioned are determined and treatment planning is made. Wires whose position is adjusted are adhered to the teeth by indirect method. The advantage of this method is that the wires are not visible at all. Orthodontists will give detailed information about this system, which has some limitations of its own.