The most important advantage several patients realize with lingual braces is the ability to be more discreet once they have corrected their teeth. For adults, particularly, wearing large metal braces for years isn’t the perfect choice in social or professional life. Lingual braces are hidden behind the teeth. They have all the same benefits as metal braces, but they aren’t as obvious.
Lingual braces are efficient options to treat complex misalignments, including rotation corrections and closing gaps in teeth due to extractions. Any discoloration or white spots due to wearing braces will be on the inside of the teeth instead of the outside like with traditional metal or ceramic braces.
Lingual braces could create some problems for patients with extreme or deep malocclusions. Some people have trouble speaking with lingual braces, especially when they are still getting used to them after they are put on.