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What are Lingual Braces?

TeamBraces, Orthodontics

For many people, getting braces is a crucial part of maintaining healthy teeth and exceptional overall oral care. They can correct misaligned bites, spaces and gaps, crooked teeth, and more. But, braces are not a one-size-fits-all investment. There are many different types of braces to choose from - and InBrace lingual braces is one of them!

InBrace Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are similar to traditional metal braces with brackets and wires, but they are installed on the back of the teeth - the lingual side, hence the name. They work to realign the teeth from this very discreet place...They work from the inside out!  Unlike Invisalign with bumps on the teeth, InBrace lingual braces are truly invisible!

InBrace lingual braces are growing in popularity among children, teens, and adults - especially those who want to be discreet about their orthodontic treatment!

The Pros and Cons of Lingual Braces

InBrace lingual braces can be a great option for those who need braces but don’t want them to be very obvious. Let’s take a look at both the advantages and disadvantages of this option for your teeth.


InBrace lingual braces offer a nearly invisible option for braces that can correct many types of bite misalignments, crooked teeth, gaps, and so forth. They work in a similar way as regular braces but require less adjustments appointments because of the Smartwire technology.


Because lingual braces are more difficult to install, they tend to be a bit more expensive than regular braces. And, being on the inside of your teeth, you may have more discomfort at first as your tongue gets used to the change.

Things to Consider

InBrace lingual braces may seem very similar to regular braces, but there are some things to consider.

  • Because of their placement, traditional lingual braces are often more difficult to care for as it can be extremely hard to clean your teeth - especially when it comes to flossing.  But because of InBrace’s innovative SmartWire technology, InBrace lingual braces make flossing not challenging at all!
  • After the initial installation, many people develop a lisp. Your tongue touches the back of your teeth when you talk and say certain words. Fortunately, the lisp will go away as your tongue becomes more comfortable with its new surroundings. 
  • Just as you would with regular braces, you will have food restrictions with lingual braces. This includes avoiding hard foods, sticky candy, etc. 

Are InBrace Lingual Braces for You? 

Every mouth is different and requires a specific treatment plan. Truly, the only way to find out if InBrace lingual braces are an option for you is to consult with your orthodontist. After a thorough examination of your mouth, treatment options will be discussed. This will be the perfect time to ask if InBrace lingual braces are an option for you. 

InBrace Lingual Braces at Embrace Orthodontics

If you are interested in InBrace lingual braces or would like to learn more about them, contact our most convenient location: 

Westport Office: 203-227-6061

Stamford Office: 203-227-6061

At Embrace Orthodontics, our goal is to give you a beautiful, functional, and healthy smile. We want to welcome you to our family. Schedule your complimentary consultation today!