STb Light Lingual Braces
Frequently Asked Questions (Click on Questions to See Answers)
A – The STb light lingual braces are designed to reduce friction and force during the alignment process which makes pronouncing words a lot easier for patients too. These braces are suitable for all cases of teeth overcrowding and/or slight gaps where teeth alignment is necessary. The difference is in the comfort of these braces and their minimal impact on the tongue in speech.
A – These braces are ideal for people who are concerned about overcrowding and skew teeth, have slight gaps in their teeth, or need braces with a level of control for sporting activities. The STb light lingual braces may not suit children with milk teeth, but our resident dentist can discuss your needs with you to see which system of braces will best suit you.
A – There are three different types of Lingual braces that include the STb light lingual braces for optimal speech and control, the STb Social 6 lingual braces that optimally correct mild anterior overcrowding or Social Six alignment needs, and the standard STb Lingual braces that are also invisible and correct teeth alignment while improving appearance and smile.
A – Our resident dentist will discuss your needs with you at your dental examination, and will also explain all the dental braces options to you and which are most appropriate in your case.
A – After your teeth have been prepared for braces and a mould or model is taken of your teeth and bite, the braces are designed in an AOA Lab at our practice for accurate fitting and placement of the rounded brackets. The brackets are attached by either one or two wires that unravel easily for a comfortable fit. The procedure is gentle and you are given full information about how the fitting works and what your new braces will do for your appearance.
A – The benefits of STb light lingual braces are that the AOA Lab at our practice allows accurate and efficient design and fitting of your braces. The design of the brackets is rounded and more simplified to reduce friction, and treatment with the two wire system can occur faster within a three to ten month period. During this time, the braces are invisible because they are fitted on the inside of your teeth allowing your teeth to transform healthily with a more confident smile.
A – Not all dentists offer the STb Light Lingual braces system, which means that you may need to search for one that does, which can increase your costs for treatment. When your teeth are first examined by our resident dentist, information about any risks will be provided to you along with what to expect during and after treatment. Dental discomforts are treatable and our dentist will discuss all treatment options with you.
A – These braces are optimally designed for comfort and for better control during sports activities that may also cause facial contact. The size of the bracket and tooth location for optimal fitting means that patient speech is less affected and healing of teeth alignment occurs quicker.
A – You can look after STb light lingual braces that are fitted to your teeth by following recommended oral hygiene techniques for brushing with fluoride toothpaste, using mouthwash to rinse away any food that may become trapped in the braces, and regular check-ups with our resident dentist for any additional cleaning and to check the progress of your teeth alignment.
A – These braces are designed to be durable for their intended purpose of correcting teeth misalignment, overcrowding and gaps between teeth not caused by missing teeth, over a three to ten month period. Any concerns about durability can be discussed with our resident dentist.
A – These braces do differ in cost to other braces options. At your initial evaluation, our resident dentist will discuss all treatment options, costs and payment options with you.
A – The alternatives to STb Light Lingual braces are the STb Social 6 lingual braces, the standard lingual braces, the Inman Aligner, Invisalign, the Damon braces and Invu braces. All these options have pros and cons that can be explained to you by our resident dentist. Please bring along any questions you have to your initial consultation, where our resident dentist looks forward to meeting you and to giving you answers that will give you peace of mind.
A – There are alternatives to the three kinds of lingual braces, such as the Inman Aligner, Invisalign, Invu braces and Damon braces. Our resident dentist can also discuss these alternatives with you and answer any questions that you have.