STb Social 6 Lingual Braces are a type of brace commonly used to treat front teeth overcrowding. As with other lingual braces, the wires and brackets are applied to the back of the teeth instead of the front surfaces and will, therefore, be almost invisible. STb Social 6 Braces only align front teeth whereas Incognito Lingual Braces align all the teeth in the mouth. The cost of STb Social 6 Braces is less than Incognito Lingual Braces.
The STb Social 6 Lingual Brace also boasts innovative technology that sets them apart from other products of a similar nature. The treatment uses a unique self-ligation system that lessens friction in the mouth, causing minimum discomfort and thereby reducing the number of times patients need to visit the dental clinic. Self-ligating means the fixture is free of elastic bands or metal ties. Self-ligating braces use a slide mechanism to hold the arch wire, which reduces the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth. This also helps to achieve a shorter treatment time than other braces. The average treatment time is between 6 and 16 weeks, although treatment durations will vary from person to person.
People considering STb Social 6 Lingual Braces should remember they are not suitable for all patients. This type of brace is only for addressing the alignment of the front teeth. Patients wanting to address more serious orthodontic problems will need a different appliance.
One of the most popular self-ligating systems is Damon braces. This device also employs low-friction mechanics to ensure faster treatment times and maximise comfort. The difference is, however, that Damon braces are attached to the outside surface of teeth. Therefore they are more noticeable. Damon braces are also able to align all of the teeth in the mouth to achieve bite corrections.