Lingual braces

Lingual orthodontics is the name given to the treatment using braces on the inside of the mouth where they cannot be seen. The brackets are bonded to the lingual surface (back of the tooth), unlike the normal process of sticking brackets on the buccal surface (front of the tooth).

Lingual treatment is based on the same principles as normal fixed appliances, however the practical treatment is more technical and time demanding on the orthodontist, and the bracket requires a different design. This method of treatment is most suitable for adults and children who require orthodontic treatment, but would prefer not to have the brackets visible.

Lingual treatment uses small metal brackets that are bonded to the tongue side of the tooth (lingual). Normal mouth movements such as talking or eating will not show the brackets, only when the mouth is opened wide can the brackets be seen. No one even need know you are undergoing treatment!

WIN® fully customised lingual braces

Initially developed in the treatment of adult patients, these braces are now used in all age groups. The treatment goals vary according to the individual needs. WIN® is a custom made lingual appliance, that can adapt to individual requirements, creating smiles of confidence without compromise.

Sarah Burns has been specifically trained in the use of WIN® and certified in its use.

Benefits of the WIN® braces system include:

  • The individual brackets bases allow the appliance to be extremely flat
  • The body of the bracket is fully customised and is perfectly adapted to the individual teeth
  • The individual archwires are bent by computer assisted robots giving predictable results
  • Can be used in the most complex of cases

Incognito™ fully customised lingual braces

Incognito™ hidden braces are completely invisible so you can confidently smile through every event that life has to offer – from special occasions to everyday joy. Incognito Braces are always on and always working toward your perfect smile. Unlike clear aligners such as Invisalign® Aligners, you'll never have to worry about remembering to insert or remove them while eating and drinking. Incognito™ braces are customised with intelligent wires and brackets engineered to deliver the targeted results your smile deserves. No matter where your teeth start, they’ll end up beautifully straight.

Sarah Burns has been specifically trained in the use of Incognito™ and certified in its use.

Benefits of the Incognito™ lingual braces include:

  • Customisation: they are individually designed and produced just for you
  • Aesthetics: Because they are placed on the back of the teeth they are virtually invisible from the outside
  • Time: Visible success in only a short time
  • Comfort: Most patients experience minimal discomfort and speech interference, after just a short adjustment period, you will be able to eat and speak normally

Harmony® self-ligating lingual braces

The Harmony® system is engineered to be small and smooth, which helps you adapt quickly and comfortably to your orthodontic treatment. The self ligating technology that is built into the Harmony® system offers more control in the hands of your orthodontist to achieve precise tooth alignment. Self ligating technology does away with elastic O-rings, so friction in the system is reduced which leads to a more comfortable experience throughout treatment.

Sarah Burns has been specifically trained in the use of Harmony® and certified in its use.


Benefits of the Harmony® lingual braces include:

  • Fast treatment time
  • Short appointments
  • Amazing results

Forestadent® 2D lingual brackets

These brackets are extremely flat, comfortable and thanks to its uncomplicated design ideally suited for the correction of slight dental irregularity at a low cost. The new 2D lingual brackets by Forestadent® are a cost effective way to introduce lingual orthodontics to any patient wanting a simple alignment.

The new 2D lingual bracket has a total thickness of 1.3 to 1.65 mm. In combination with its round edges and smooth surfaces it is the number one non customised bracket in terms of patient comfort.

Benefits of Forestadent® 2D lingual brackets system include:

  • Cost effective
  • Low profile
  • Limited to simple cases

British Lingual Orthodontic Society
British Orthodontic Society
Royal College of Surgeons