The Benefits of Lingual Orthodontics – Clonmel Orthodontics Blog.

Lingual braces are your secret

They are hidden because they are fitted to the inside of your teeth.

They are extremely precise

They allow the teeth to be positioned very accurately into the desired position.

They have a Truly unique combination

They are both hidden and precise. By contrast aligners are hidden but not nearly as precise. Outside fixed appliances/braces (railway tracks) are precise but not hidden.

Lingual braces are suitable for all age groups

They can be used to treat any patient who can be treated with outside (familiar) braces. This means that children , teenagers and adults can be treated with lingual appliances.

Every type of orthodontic problem  can be treated.

They can be used treat every orthodontic problem from simple to complex. They can be used in cases that require orthodontics in combination with jaw surgery (orthognathic surgery). Please see case reports on this website.

Lingual train tracks are custom made

Lingual braces of the type that Dr Buckley uses Win™ and Incognito™ are custom made. The brackets and wires are custom made. This ensures that the appliance fits the inside of the teeth very precisely , and consequently allows Dr Buckley to move the teeth very accurately into the desired position. Because they are custom made the profile of the brackets can be kept very low and this minimises the inconvenience of wearing the appliance and makes it easier to clean.

Lingual braces won’t leave permanent white marks on the outside of the teeth

If patients maintain good oral hygiene and reduce the frequency of their sugar intake during orthodontic treatment then damage ( white marks, decalcification , decay) Is not a problem whether one wears outside or inside braces. However if the oral hygiene instructions are not followed , and some white marks occur on the teeth, with lingual braces they cannot be seen.

Lingual braces allow you to see the progress of the treatment even though it’s not finished

With these inside braces the improvement in the appearance of the teeth is obvious at it occurs. This particularly suits patients when they need the teeth to look better even though the treatment is not finished. Some of Dr Buckley’s patients have had their lingual inside braces in place on their wedding day.


This orthodontic blog was written by Dr  John Buckley  who is a specialist orthodontist at Clonmel Orthodontics in Riverhouse orthodontic practice in Clonmel County Tipperary, Ireland. They provide orthodontics to county Tipperary and the neighbouring counties of Waterford, kilkenny, Limerick and Cork , and beyond.

Dr Buckley has practised as a specialist orthodontist in Clonmel for 20 years. In addition to his orthodontic qualifications which he held before he commenced orthodontic practice ,  Dr Buckley was  awarded a First class masters degree in Lingual orthodontics from the University of Hannover medical school (MHH) in 2012.  This masters degree is directed by Professor Dirk Wiechmann who is the inventor of both the incognito and win  lingual appliances. Dr  Buckley was the first orthodontist  in Ireland to be awarded this qualification.  In 2016 he was accepted as an active member of the European Society Of Lingual Orthodontics  (ESLO). To become an active member it is necessary for candidates to submit the records of finished lingual cases. If the cases are deemed to be of a sufficiently high standard then the candidate is accepted as an active member of ESLO. Dr Buckley is the first orthodontist in Ireland to be accepted as an active member of ESLO.