What Are Lingual Braces?

In the ever-evolving world of orthodontics, innovation and personalization are paramount. At Hidden Smiles Orthodontics, under the expert guidance of Dr. Mita Parikh, we strive to utilize cutting-edge technology and offer treatments that are not only effective but also align with our patients’ lifestyles. Among the various options available, lingual braces stand out for their unique design and discreet appearance. This comprehensive guide will explore the world of lingual braces, shedding light on their functionality, benefits, and suitability.

Understanding Lingual Braces

Unlike traditional braces that are visible on the front of the teeth, lingual braces are cleverly hidden behind the teeth, facing the tongue. They function in the same way as metal braces or clear aligners by applying consistent pressure to align your teeth, but their hidden placement offers a virtually invisible treatment option. Custom-made exclusively for your teeth, lingual braces are a perfect choice for those who seek an unnoticeable orthodontic solution. At Hidden Smiles Orthodontics, we offer Incognito hidden braces and the revolutionary treatment systems from InBrace and Brava™ by Brius®.

The Journey to a Perfect Smile: How Lingual Braces Work

Your path to a beautiful smile begins with a detailed consultation at our Huntington, NY, office. During this consult, Dr. Parikh will carefully assess your teeth and bite, pinpointing any issues and understanding their complexity. Together, we’ll define your smile goals and explore the treatment options that align with your desires.

Should lingual braces be the right fit for you, we can initiate the process immediately. Utilizing cutting-edge 3D scanning technology, we will create a digital model of your teeth, allowing for a highly customized treatment plan. 

Precision in Placement: The Perfect Fit

Lingual braces require meticulous placement, and at Hidden Smiles Orthodontics, we prioritize precision. Dr. Parikh will place each bracket behind your teeth carefully and precisely. Once the braces are in place, they will operate like traditional braces. Working to shift your teeth to create a harmonious and attractive smile. Let’s look closer at how some of the lingual braces options we provide operate.

With InBrace, the brackets are tailored to fit each tooth’s back and connected by a personalized smartwire. Though regular follow-up visits are essential, the innovative design of the smartwire ensures fewer adjustments compared to traditional braces. 

Brava™ by Brius® is another form of lingual braces that we offer at Hidden Smiles Orthodontics. Similar to InBrace, these are hidden behind your teeth. The main visible difference between the two options is that Brava does not utilize wires in the treatment process. Customized movers will be attached to each tooth and move simultaneously without any wires present. Brava is also made for patients of all ages, making it customizable for children, teens and adults!

Advantages and Disadvantages of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces offer a plethora of benefits, particularly for those who value discretion in their orthodontic treatment. Here’s a closer look at the pros and cons:


  • Invisibility: Their hidden placement ensures that they remain virtually unseen, allowing you to undergo treatment without drawing attention.
  • Customization: Tailored to fit your teeth perfectly, lingual braces enhance comfort throughout the treatment.
  • Confidence Boost: Any discoloration from wearing braces will be concealed, giving you added confidence in your appearance.


  • Complexity: Lingual braces may not be suitable for extremely complex cases.
  • Adjustment Period: Initially, you may experience minor speech difficulties and discomfort, primarily on the tongue. These temporary side effects usually resolve quickly.

Considerations for Choosing Lingual Braces

While lingual braces offer an appealing solution, they might not be suitable for everyone. During your consultation, Dr. Parikh will evaluate your specific situation and discuss alternative options if needed. 

It’s vital to recognize that wearing braces on the back of your teeth requires some adaptation. Rest assured, any temporary inconveniences will gradually diminish over time.

Your Path to a Confident Smile with Hidden Smiles Orthodontics

If you’re seeking a subtle way to achieve a straighter smile, lingual braces such as Incognito Hidden Braces, InBrace, and Brava™ by Brius® present an excellent alternative to traditional braces and clear aligners. At Hidden Smiles Orthodontics, we are dedicated to helping you attain your best smile with our comprehensive orthodontic solutions.

To explore how lingual braces can transform your smile, contact us today to schedule your FREE consultation with Dr. Parikh and our team in Huntington. Your journey to a confident smile begins now!