Lingual Braces

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Overview of Lingual Braces




1-2 Weeks

Work Leave

1-2 Weeks

Complete Recovery

Multiple Days

Success Rate


Number of Stages

3 Stages

Materials Used

Teeth Shells

What Are Lingual Braces?

Lingual braces could very well be the perfect solution to your predicament if you’re fearing the embarrassment associated with the conspicuous nature of traditional braces.

Often referred to as 'invisible' or 'hidden braces', lingual braces are the essence of discretion and subtlety in orthodontics. These cleverly crafted braces have undergone a remarkable transformation since their inception in the 70s.

What was once regarded as clunky and ineffectual has now emerged as one of the most elusive yet effective options in the market, effortlessly outperforming alternatives like Invisalign.

Thanks to their unique design, these braces are carefully tailored to fit your unique set of teeth.

In essence, lingual braces share the same fundamental components as traditional braces; however, their strategic placement sets them apart. They're affixed to the rear surface of your teeth, specifically the lingual or tongue side.

The clever positioning of these braces makes them almost imperceptible, hidden from plain sight behind your white teeth. As such, they serve as an exceptional cosmetic alternative for those yearning for a straighter smile yet wishing to dodge the aesthetic intrusion of visible braces.

Why Choose Lingual Braces in Turkey?

Turkey has emerged as a global hotspot for those searching for safe and cheap dental braces, including lingual braces.

But why are individuals from across the globe flocking to Turkey for this unique orthodontic solution? Here are the reasons why:

Affordable Lingual Braces

Despite the high quality of care, the cost of lingual braces in Turkey is significantly lower compared to many Western countries. This cost-effectiveness is a major factor that drives many people to have their procedure in Turkey.

World-Class Dental Expertise

Turkish dental clinics are mostly staffed with highly skilled and well-trained orthodontists, especially International Clinics in Istanbul. Many of these professionals have successfully provided lingual braces to a large number of international patients.

Advanced Dental Technology

Turkish dental clinics are constantly updated with high-tech innovations, including sophisticated 3D imaging and computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) software. These advanced tools enable precise and personalized treatment plans.

Dental Tourism Packages

Many dental clinics in Turkey offer comprehensive dental tourism packages, which not only include your treatment but also accommodation, transfers, and even guided tours of local attractions. These all-in-one packages take the stress out of planning and make the entire experience more enjoyable.

Rich Experience

Finally, getting your lingual braces in Turkey provides an opportunity to immerse yourself in a rich cultural tapestry. From the historic wonders of Istanbul to the stunning beaches of Antalya, your trip can double as a memorable vacation.

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Benefits of Lingual Braces

Enhancing your smile with lingual braces comes with multiple advantages that are hard to overlook. Here's a rundown of the main benefits:

Types of Lingual Braces

Lingual braces come in two primary variants: the standard model and the 'social' lingual brace.

The 'social' lingual brace primarily focuses on aesthetic enhancement and the correction of minor issues in the front teeth, while the standard version is for more comprehensive treatment needs.

Social Lingual Brace

This is perfect for those dealing with minor overcrowding or small dental gaps. The braces aim to move the front six to eight teeth through several months, not years.

Standard Lingual Brace

This version is designed for individuals grappling with more severe overcrowding, gapped or crooked teeth, and underbites. It's engineered to straighten the entire set of teeth (upper or lower jaw). However, it requires a few years to achieve the desired result.

The Procedure of Lingual Braces

The procedure of lingual braces involves straightforward steps. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of what you can expect:

1. Digital impressions

The first step in the process is a thorough dental examination, where your dentist or orthodontist will capture digital scans or impressions of your teeth. These will serve as the foundation for a 3D simulation of your oral cavity, facilitating the custom creation of your unique brackets and wire.

2. Brackets and wire placement

Once your custom-made braces are ready, your dentist will precisely adhere the brackets to the back of your teeth. The sturdy archwire is then carefully threaded through these brackets.

3. Regular adjustments

Over the course of your treatment, you'll need to visit your dentist every six to eight weeks. During these visits, your dentist will adjust your brace to ensure continued progress toward your final, gleaming smile.

Drawbacks of Lingual Braces

While lingual braces are a fantastic solution for invisible orthodontic treatment, they do come with their own set of challenges. Here are the main aspects to consider:

Cost of Lingual Braces

As mentioned before, lingual braces are a bit more expensive than other types of braces. However, in Turkey, the cost is cheaper than in other parts of the world.

In fact, the cost might range from 500-1500 US dollars only, which is far less than what you can find in other countries such as the United States, in which the cost might reach up to 5000 US dollars.

How Can International Clinics Help You?

International Clinics helps international patients access affordable, high-quality medical and aesthetic procedures in Turkey. Our team of consultants is here to answer your questions and provide guidance throughout your treatment journey.

Our partner hospitals and clinics have successfully performed thousands of procedures for patients from Europe, Asia, North America, and the Middle East.

Use the contact forms on our website to request a free consultation with our team. We’re ready to help you get the care you need.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Lingual braces aren’t painful, but as is the case for other types of braces, you may feel some discomfort during the treatment period.

Lingual braces often can take longer than traditional braces, depending on the degree of planned adjustment for the teeth,

There are many delicious foods that you can still eat during your treatment periods, such as rice, puddings, soup, pasta, bread, mashed potatoes, cheese, and soft fruits.

Most people can try lingual braces. However, because these braces require extensive oral hygiene, it’s a better option for those who have the patience and commitment to handle difficult oral hygiene practices.  

Lingual braces work better for some people, but not all people. After all, they’re less visible and more efficient in achieving better adjustments for the teeth.

Lingual braces are not always faster than traditional metal braces, but they do the required job eventually.


Procedure Results

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Name: Shaima

Age: 25

Nationality: UAE

Date: 22-01-2022

Additional procedures: None


Seamless Treatment Journey

In addition to the medical services that we provide at the International Clinics, we also provide a range of supportive services to ensure patient comfort and safety, including:

Reception &

We provide airport pickup and drop-off, transport between hotels, hospital, and other sites


A medical advisor will ensure an appropriate and comfortable treatment plan that meets all your needs

24/7 Support

We provide access to dental consultants who can answer questions, address concerns, and coordinate care


Accommodation will not be a problem at all, because our team will help you in booking the most suitable place during your stay in Turkey

High Quality

The quality team communicates with patients after procedures to ensure that they received the care they deserve

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