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If you are curious about lingual braces and how they differ from standard braces, then we can help you understand what they are and what they can do for you.

Lingual braces do what normal braces do. They perform corrections that straighten your teeth out. They are placed on the back of your teeth instead, leaving them out of sight.

The reason for putting them in that location is largely cosmetic, as it gives you a nicer looking smile during the process. As you know, normal braces have a tendency to stand out.

Dr. Michael J. Conway starts by taking an impression of your teeth, which will ensure he can make the braces fit. When the braces are made, they are set in with an adhesive, which is safe for your mouth. The braces exert pressure on your teeth to bring them into alignment, but not enough to cause discomfort.

There are some things to be aware of. The braces can make your tongue sore because they rest where you can rub on them. Fortunately, a special type of wax can lather the braces up to avoid this problem.

Speech might get slurred for some time because you will not be used to the braces for a while. As you practice, you can learn to talk normally and pay the braces little mind.

If you would like to consider either lingual or normal braces, come to Kenmore Dental in Kenmore, Washington. Our dentist, Dr. Michael J. Conway will help you either way. Dial 425-485-0588 to set up an appointment.