Seven Seconds for a First Impression

Girl with Lingual BracesYour smile is probably one of the first things that people notice about you or, perhaps, they might notice your lack of a smile. If you are unhappy about the appearance of your teeth when you do smile, you may not realise that your reluctance to smile, because of how your teeth look, may be taken as unfriendliness.

You only ever have one chance to make a first impression, and our judgement of a person takes just seven seconds. Because a friendly smile can make all the difference to the people you meet, many people are now taking steps to create a smile that they are proud of. Because of the increase in demand, lingual braces are now being offered by more orthodontic dentists such as Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge.

Braces fit for a princess

The pressure to look your absolute best is high for anyone who is frequently in the spotlight of publicity. Many famous people, including the Duchess of Cambridge, are finding that lingual braces are the most effective way to have their teeth straightened, even under the intense media scrutiny that surrounds them much of the time. Modern orthodontic treatments make it much easier for you to have a celebrity smile too.

Lingual braces were developed approximately 40 years ago and the technology behind them has improved constantly since then. Lingual braces have the advantage of being suitable for everyone. Because they work in the same way as conventional fixed appliances, they can be used to treat the same range of orthodontic conditions.

So what are the benefits of lingual braces?

Lingual braces, which are fitted to the backs of your teeth, work on the same principle as traditional fixed braces, which are fitted to the front of the teeth. The benefit of the lingual braces is that they cannot be seen. They allow you to carry on with your day to day life without everyone knowing you’re wearing braces. If you think that you are too old for braces this is no longer true; adults of all ages are now having their teeth realigned.

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Lingual braces may need to be worn for between one and four years depending on the complexity of the issues that need to be resolved. This may seem like a long time but, if it’s good enough for a princess….