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Jun 2018

Case of the Month June 2018- Social 6 lingual brace

Our case of the month for June is a Social 6 lingual brace to correct the upper front teeth. The Social 6 lingual brace is excellent for straightening the front 4 teeth, or the incisor teeth. The canine teeth are the anchors of the brace. Hence, the brace is placed on 6 teeth but can only correct the front 4 teeth. Before

Crooked front teeth and uneven levels Crooked front teeth and uneven levels

You can see here that the central teeth are overlapping and the levels are uneven. The left lateral tooth is hidden behind the left central tooth and this makes it look smaller. The right lateral tooth is ahead of the canine tooth. After

Straight front teeth in only four months Straight front teeth in only four months

Now the front 4 teeth are straight and the levels have improved. The Social 6 lingual brace was able to correct issues in only 4 months. The overall aesthetic improvement is marked. Advantages of Social 6 lingual braces

  1. Totally invisible being placed on the inside of the teeth
  2. Quick treatment as only 4 teeth are being corrected; 3-4 months in most cases
  3. Fixed brace- you do not have to remove the brace as with Invisalign
  4. More comfortable than a full brace
  5. Affordable
Disadvantages of Social 6 lingual braces
  1. Can only correct the front 4 teeth
  2. Cannot correct bite issues
  3. Cannot correct canine teeth
  4. Not designed for very fine corrections
  5. Not designed for closing spaces above 2mm

In many cases, the advantages outweigh the disadvantages as only a cosmetic improvement is desired. If you would like to straighten your front teeth with a truly invisible brace in a short space of time, the Social 6 lingual brace could be the perfect solution.


Oct 2021

Case of the Month August 2021- Social 6 lingual brace, teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding

Our case of the month for August was a straight forward one but effective. In many cases, we get asked to correct one or two teeth which really bothers our patient. Most of the time, this is perfectly feasible using modern day cosmetic dental techniques such as lingual braces and cosmetic bonding. For our case, one tooth had slipped behind the others and was in cross bite with the lower teeth. This is where the upper tooth actually sits on the inside surface of the lower tooth when closed. This is not desir… READ MORE
May 2021

Case of the Month March 2021- Cosmetic Bonding

Our case of the month for March is a simple but great one- we love it so much! It features cosmetic bonding which is a favourite treatment of ours. People often ask what is cosmetic or composite bonding. Well the answer is simple. For many years, dentists have been using adhesive technology to bond fillings inside of teeth. The same technology can be applied to the outside of teeth to make them look pretty! In essence, if a tooth is worn down, fractured, uneven or discoloured then composite bonding can be u… READ MORE
Mar 2020

Case of the Month February 2020- Social 6 lingual brace and teeth bonding

Our case of the month for February 2020 involves using one of our favourite teeth straightening options- the Social 6 lingual brace and teeth bonding to correct asymmetry. The treatment was completed by Dr Nissit Patel who comments: ' Over many years of being a dentist, I have realised how important it is to have teeth in the correct position before attempting any form of cosmetic dentistry. There are many benefits of this. Ultimately, if the front teeth are properly aligned then the following cosmetic den… READ MORE
Nov 2019

All you need to know about lingual braces

Braces technology has greatly evolved over the years, and there are now various types to choose from. The least visible of any form of the tooth-aligning orthodontic procedure lingual braces or incognito braces are now growing in popularity. It is becoming a preferred option by those who are more conscious about how their braces look like. What are lingual braces? We all know about the typical braces that are positioned on the front of our teeth. What makes lingual braces different is that they are placed… READ MORE


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