Patient case study: Straightening in ‘secret’

Want to straighten your teeth without people noticing? The ‘Secret Smiles’ brace – otherwise known as lingual braces – allows you to do just that.

For this patient, they were the ideal solution. He knew he wanted a straighter smile but didn’t particularly want to wear braces that were visible. Lingual braces were bonded to the inside of his upper and lower teeth – completely out of sight – meaning he could achieve the results he wanted, without having a noticeable brace attached. The picture to the right shows the placement of the brace behind the teeth.


The patient also had composite bonding and whitening to improve the shape and appearance of the teeth further, with the entire treatment – including straightening – complete in around nine months. Take a look at the before and afters at the bottom of this post.

Lingual braces are just as effective as any other straightening method, and are particularly good for those who want to straighten their teeth discreetly due to work or lifestyle reasons.

Depending on the position of the teeth to start with, they may not be the appropriate straightening method for everyone. A consultation will be able to assess your suitability, as well as giving you advice about the results you can expect.

Want to straighten in secret? Click here to book a consultation with me now and I can advise on your options.