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| Lingual Braces in Clinton

 

S. EVERETT RUSHING, D.M.D., P.A.

  ORTHODONTICS FOR CHILDREN AND ADULTS

BOARD CERTIFIED

 

 www.RushingOrthodontics.com


 
CLINTON, MISSISSIPPI   and   JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI

Lingual Braces
 

 

 

 

Lingual braces are placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth, next to the tongue. They became popular many years ago, and Dr. Rushing treated a number of patients with them. Patients like the concept because the braces  are truly invisible to others because they are placed on the inside surfaces of the teeth. However, we found that appointments were much longer and more stressful on Dr. Rushing and the assistants, and treatment time was much longer than expected. Dr. Rushing found it so difficult to achieve excellent results that in every case he removed the lingual braces and finished treating the patients for several months with conventional braces. It would be possible to achieve excellent results with lingual braces if the patients would consent to the extended treatment time, but it is likely that most patients would become weary of the process and have the braces removed before the treatment was truly completed. Treatment with lingual appliances would obviously be much more expensive than conventional braces.

Lingual braces have been re-introduced to the orthodontic specialty as new generation appliances which are much easier to manage. However, at this time, Dr. Rushing does not feel that he can justify the use of lingual braces because of the high cost, the long treatment time, and the difficulty in achieving excellent results.

 
 
 
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