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İzmir, Turkey
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Based on 231 reviews on Trustpilot
Asija Pandzic , United States
star star Jan 2021

Made my trip overseas so much easier!

Yasmin was extremely helpful, friendly and made planning my trip so much easier. I don't know what I would have done without her! She told me how to get a travel visa and luckily warned me of any travel restrictions that were going on! I had to rebook my trip twice due to covid & restrictions and Yasmin handled everything on the hospitals end. One of the times I had to rebook it was because my layover was in london and Turkey banned all incoming travel from the UK. The airline never notified me so if it wasn't for Yasmin warning me I would have gotten on the plane and been stuck in london! Going overseas to a country you've never been to before to get plastic surgery can be scary, having Yasmin made it a lot less scary knowing you have somebody there that's on your team to help you.

Aylya Mustafova, Turkey
star star Jan 2021

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi

I highly recommend the services of Flymedi 🔝🔝🔝Professionalism, accuracy, friendliness and most of all quality work. Abud ✔️✔️✔️was our agent, we thank him for his accuracy and professionalism. I recommend !!!💯💯💯

Henry Mitchell, United Kingdom
star star Dec 2020

Long waiting times in UK…

Because of long waiting times in UK hospitals due to Covid19, I hit upon the idea of having my bilateral hernia surgery done while on a 2-week holiday in Antalya. After making inquiries through Yasmin, I had a short but comprehensive consultation with an eminent surgeon Prof Alihan Gürkan and my operation was scheduled for a day halfway through my stay in Antalya. It went well with keyhole surgery, I stayed in overnight and was discharged the next day, which gave me 6 days to recover before my flight home to Scotland. Yasmin kept in touch throughout, making sure I had transport to and from the hospital, and a special thanks to Fatma, my mentor and guide at the Memorial Hospital on my day of tests and examinations. I telephoned my surgeon a few days after the operation for advice on removing my plasters and he was most helpful and reassuring about my complete recovery. I was not too fond of the breakfast, but considered it as another form of medicine! My flight home was amazingly comfortable without painkillers, although they were definitely needed for a few days after my operation. In conclusion, I would be happy to have other treatment like this, though in a nice sort of way I hope never to set eyes on the Memorial Hospital again. 🙂

George Bileci Malta, Turkey
star star Nov 2020

A very positive outcome

A very positive outcome, following my decision to pursue in having dental cosmetic surgery/treatment carried out in Turkey. Excellent advisory skills by Flymedi rep Abud. He was professional, well informed, and followed me up with total attention throughout the whole process. Last but not least, I thank Dr Ahmed Kumsan and his team at Infinity Smiles Dental Clinic for their commitment and professionalism. Highly recommended.

Alexander Sullivan, United Kingdom
star star Nov 2020

Thank you Flymedi

I was considering several different options, however Abud was by far the most committed and helpful of all the agents I'd been in discussions with. Everything was organised for me and I was guided throughout and if I was feeling apprehensive about anything or had any questions Abud was always on hand to answer my questions and give reassurances. I'm so happy with the results of my operation and I was left overwhelmed by how friendly and supportive everyone was throughout. If you're considering using flymedi then I can honestly say you'll be delighted with the service both before during and after your surgery.

Recommended For Lingual Braces

All types of braces for teeth are recommended for the people who dream about straight teeth, and they are past the age when it was possible with other methods. Throughout the last 20 years, braces for adults enjoy increasing popularity due to the rising awareness that getting braces is not something to be ashamed of and testifies that one cares about his/her teeth. Adult braces are standard in many countries and are not met with big surprise anymore. 
Lingual braces are a good option for people who find wearing braces as something affecting their job life or just prefer their braces behind teeth rather than on their front. 

Not Recommended For Lingual Braces

New generations of lingual braces are addressed to any patient who needs straight teeth. Therefore, they are available for anybody who thinks about getting braces and do not have any special requirements. 

Overview

Lingual braces are a kind of orthodontic braces, similar to metal braces and Invisalign braces. The difference between these types of braces is the position – lingual braces are placed behind the teeth. Lingual braces are the perfect solution for patients who do not want to opt for metal braces for teeth because they are afraid it might affect their image or self-esteem. Lingual braces are not relatively new – these products have been in use since the 1970s onwards, and patient reviews are excellent nowadays, despite initial setbacks.

 

Lingual Braces vs. Invisalign

Many patients have a tough time choosing between Invisalign braces or lingual braces. Both Invisalign and lingual braces have their own pros and cons, so it's hard to determine which type of dental braces is better  -  this depends heavily on the patient and his or her needs. Both types of braces are less visible than metal braces, with lingual braces being placed behind the teeth and Invisalign is made from transparent plastic. 

 

Although people find it difficult to choose between lingual braces and Invisalign dental braces, it has been proven that in fact there are no significant differences between them, since both of the techniques straighten the teeth without being overly visible.  

How It Is Performed

As with other types of dental braces, the average lingual braces procedure is performed in two different stages. First, the dentist will start by taking x-days, molds, and photographs of the patient's teeth. During the second stage, the doctor will prepare an individual set of lingual braces. The wires of the braces are then attached to brackets which will be later cemented to the patient's teeth.

In some cases, patients will be required to undergo tooth extractions in order to make room for the new position of the teeth. The procedure usually lasts a couple of hours and needs to be repeated every few months for the full duration of the teeth straightening process. This process is called a lingual braces review – the dentist will check the straightening progress and manipulate the wires accordingly.

Risks

Lingual braces and teeth braces, in general, may lead to some complications, although rarely: 

  • Shortening of the teeth’s roots – patients with lingual braces can experience root shortening.
  • Cavities and oral hygiene problems – similarly to other types of braces, patients have a higher chance of developing cavities or plaque on their teeth due to having braces.
  • Tooth decalcification – patients who opt for high sugar foods and drink may experience decalcification of their teeth.
  • Difficulty with speech and mastication – most people will experience some sort of difficulty with masticating and speaking after applying the braces.
  • Tongue pain – lingual braces have a higher discomfort rate for the patient, including tongue pain.

     

However, it worth keeping in mind that the occurrence of complications while wearing braces behind the teeth is rare, and most patients will not experience long-lasting problems.

Side Effects

Although generally, looking at lingual braces pros and cons, lingual braces procedure is a good choice, still there are some lingual braces disadvantages. Firstly, for the first 2-3 weeks, patients getting braces will need to learn to speak and eat with their dental braces. Secondly, lingual braces may irritate the inside of one's oral cavity since they are placed next to the tongue. Nevertheless, those lingual braces disadvantages should recede over time. If it is not so, it is better to contact the orthodontic specialist who performed the lingual braces procedure and get an advice.

Faq

How Much Do Braces Cost? Lingual braces cost depends not only on materials itself. The most important factor is the cost of lingual braces procedure performed by an orthodontic specialist. There are huge differences between the USA, Western Europe and countries which are thought to be the most popular health tourism destinations such as Turkey, Spain, or India. 

What are Lingual Braces? 
Lingual braces are, like every type of dental braces, a kind of teeth straightening procedure. In lingual braces procedure, an orthodontist places braces behind teeth – hence another common name, invisible braces. 

How do Braces Work? 
Wires and brackets straighten teeth by putting pressure on them in the desired direction. Therefore, it is important to make a lingual braces review every few months. 

Invisalign vs. Braces – What Is Better? 
There is no definite answer to this question. Both of them are kind of invisible braces, but their material is different (plastic vs. metal union and they may lead to some complications. For this reason, it is up to the patient and an orthodontic specialist conducting the braces procedure.

Are metal braces better than clear?

Some patients wonder if metal braces are better than Invisalign. The answer to this question is not an easy one, as all patients are different and have different expectations from the procedure. For example, metal braces have a much lower chance of breaking, while some patients may be allergic to certain metals found in metal braces. It’s better to consult your dentist and see which solution is right for you.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content teamin August, 2019.