I was supposed to have conventional braces as a teenager, but ducked out because I felt too self conscious to go through two years with a removable brace and train tracks.
Aged 27, I’ve decided it’s about time I felt able to smile confidently, so I’m joining the growing ranks of adults with braces.
After a lot of research I decided to choose lingual braces, which are a fixed appliance fitted to the inside surface of the teeth. I’m being treated at The London Lingual Orthodontic Clinic using the STb Light Lingual System. My treatment is expected to take 18-22 months and began in January 2012.
While researching lingual braces I was surprised how few accounts there were from real patients documenting their experiences. I hope this blog will act as a source of information, tips and advice for anyone else considering or being treated with lingual braces.
PS: I should mention that this blog is about my personal experience of my treatment, orthodontist, products etc so you shouldn’t act on any of my advice or reviews without speaking to a professional.
PPS: From July 2014 I have arranged for Inside I’m Smiling to be overseen by the team at my orthodontist’s clinic, London Lingual, to make sure you can still ask any questions you might have after my treatment ended and I finished writing this blog. All of the blog posts about my journey remain the same and are based entirely on my personal experience and opinions, but comments you leave might now be answered by an expert (instead of me personally) from time to time.