As expected, cost of lingual braces is more than traditional metal braces. Treatment by this method costs 1500-2000$ more than conventional braces. One of the important factors is the price of materials used in lingual system. Materials used for the construction of conventional metal braces are produced more commonly so that it will be less expensive.
Using lingual braces is an attractive solution in terms of beauty in orthodontics. These braces are designed specifically to attach to the back of teeth instead of the outer surfaces of the teeth and are invisible when you smile. In fact nobody sees these braces unless looks carefully inside of your mouth. Beside this advantage, there are no other medical and clinical proof to use lingual braces instead of conventional braces.
Disadvantages of Lingual Orthodontics
Should not expect your family dentist to be able to use this system for you. Even orthodontists should take specialized courses to treat their patient by this method. Not every orthodontist propose this health choice. Placement of lingual braces on the back of teeth can cause serious discomfort for the patients. Meanwhile, attaching the braces can be a serious challenge for orthodontists, because patients should keep their head backward as far as possible so the clinician can make more accurate bonding. Orthodontists also should bend their heads over this action.