The Story Of Lingual Braces

The Story Of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are a marvel of modern dentistry and at AAA Orthodontics we provide our patients with the best possible treatment and care.

Lingual braces, sometimes known as ‘Incognito’ braces, are one of the most advanced orthodontic treatments around and our patients can have all the benefits of traditional metal braces. With one exception. They are attached to the back of your teeth rather than the front. This means that you can smile whenever you feel like it, knowing that your braces are hidden from sight and that your teeth are getting straighter day by day without anyone even suspecting that you have braces. Ever since their discovery in 1976, lingual braces have become more and more popular, not just in Australia but all over the world. Combining effectiveness with significantly less visibility has also made it one of the foremost orthodontic treatments for adults who want to straighten their teeth later in life.

Who invented lingual braces?

The inventor of lingual braces was a Beverly Hills orthodontist named Craven Kurz and he was spurred into creating the revolutionary treatment by a patient of his who also just happened to be a member of the Playboy Bunny Club. She wanted braces; she just didn’t want anyone else noticing that she had them, and so Dr Kurz started on his quest to create braces that were as effective as any other, but hidden from view. Dr Kurz’s practice was comprised almost completely of adult patients including a long list of celebrities, and after teaming up with Dr Jim Mulick at the UCLA School of Dentistry and a big dental company by the name of Ormco, he set to work.

As with any new orthodontic treatment or technique, lingual braces experienced some teething problems, namely impaired speech, irritation and the brackets having a high failure rate. After the development of a few prototypes and some hard lessons learned, Dr Kurz was finally able to create the first lingual braces fit for purpose. They were such a hit with patients that he even formed his own organisation and was responsible for lecturing and publishing on the subject of lingual braces all around the world.

Incognito lingual braces from AAA Orthodontics

We have taken the work of Dr Kurz to patients of all ages and with some incredible results and because they are as effective as they are discreet, you can have your straight, beautiful smile in less time and with far less visibility. When you come in for your first orthodontic consultation with us, we will examine your situation and listen to your expectations for the treatment going forward. If you are a suitable candidate, we will begin to formulate your own customised treatment plan and put you on the road to a beautiful and healthy smile.

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