You already know about the traditional metal braces placed on the front of the teeth. What sets lingual braces apart is in their placement on the back of the teeth. Lingual braces have the same components as conventional braces, but they’re fixed to the back of your teeth, on the tongue — or lingual — side of the teeth. Lingual braces are virtually invisible, and that’s the main reason eligible patients choose them.
This partly explains why they are more common among adults than children. One other advantage is if you play a wind instrument or a sport, lingual braces are easier to adapt to than traditional braces.
But perhaps its biggest advantage over other invisible solutions, like Invisalign, is that lingual braces remain on your teeth at all times. You don’t have to worry about losing them, removing them to brush or eat, or getting a new one every couple weeks. Hidden braces are always working, even when you’re eating.