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What’s meant by “lingual orthodontics”?

“Lingual” comes from Latin and means „on the side towards the tongue“. Lingual orthodontics refers to the correction of misaligned teeth by means of fixed appliances (braces) bonded to the inner side of the teeth. So correct tooth positioning can be achieved without the braces being seen, they are the most invisible of all the orthodontic systems. No one will know you are wearing a fixed brace.

Can any malalignment be corrected with lingual orthodontics?

Yes. whereas removable appliances allow only simple, minor tooth movements, extreme malalignments can be corrected with hidden lingual orthodontics, which is not necessarily the case when compared with the removable Invisalign system. Invisalign certainly struggles to align rotated and spaced teeth.

What is the age limit for lingual orthodontics?

There is no limit, provided the periodontal tissues are fundamentally intact, i.e. the teeth are still relatively firmly fixed in the bone. It is quite common to believe that braces are only suitable for children and adolescents. People tend to think “It’s too late for me anyway”, but they are often mistaken. Even patients in their sixties can be treated effectively with fixed lingual appliances.

Is the lingual technique also suitable for children?

Yes, but not until most of the permanent teeth have erupted.

Features of Lingual Braces

Lingual Orthodontic Treatment is a completely different way to wear braces. They are out of sight and this makes them a popular choice for adults who want to ensure they maintain their professional look without anyone knowing they’re wearing braces.

The Lingual Orthodontic braces are placed out of sight - on the inside of the teeth and will straighten your teeth without anyone noticing.

No one will know they are there - unless you tell them!

The Lingual Orthodontic braces are the discrete way to straighten teeth, providing the perfect cosmetic alternative to conventional braces that are often aesthetically displeasing.

The Lingual Orthodontic braces are comprised of small brackets and arch wires that are bonded to the back of the teeth.

The Lingual Orthodontic brackets are custom-made to fit the individual shape of your teeth, and are attached to the back of the teeth for ultimate discreteness.

The Lingual Orthodontic brackets work in very much the same way as traditional braces to effectively straighten your teeth but offer a unique level of discreteness.

The Lingual Orthodontic brackets are very popular where patient do not want their brackets to show and also want to get the best possible result.

The Lingual Orthodontic brackets are one of the kindest treatments on your teeth. This is because they are attached to the inner side of your teeth which is more resistant to decay. What’s more, the high quality finish of these braces means they’re nice and comfortable to wear.

Our Lingual Orthodontic system was developed and tested in close co-operation with international scientists.

Dr Konstantinos Tzamalas attended a specialist training course for the use of the Lingual Orthodontic system and is now a fully certified user.

Dr. Konstantinos (Kostas) Tzamalas D.D.S (Ath), MSc (KCL), MOrth RCS (Edin)

Specialist Orthodontist

GDC registration number: 104523

Konstantinos graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in 1997. After one year of military service in the Oral Surgery Department of the Naval Cadet Officers Academy in Athens, Konstantinos worked as a general practicioner at his private practice.

In 2007 he moved to Germany where he trained for two years at a specialist orthodontic center in Rheda-Wiedenbrueck. Between 2010-2013 he successfully completed the Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics at the prestigious Guy's Hospital in London.

He has worked as a postgraduate student at King's College Hospital and holds a membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons in Edinburgh.

Kostas offers a variety of orthodontic treatments and he is a certified Invisalign (clear aligners) and Incognito (lingual braces) provider.

He is a very busy provider of Orthodontic Treatment at our practice and enjoying the challenge of difficult orthodontic cases.

He is the main provider of Invisalign at our practice and provides the full range of Invisalign treatments.

To make an appointment please ring 01908 690326 or 01223 363277 or email us on

Lingual Orthodontics

We are proudly announcing the visit to our practices of the worldwide recognized academic in lingual orthodontics

Prof. G.Scuzzo spoke with our team who are providing bespoke treatment in both our practices in Cambridge and Milton Keynes. He was supported by Mr. Antonopoulos George and FN Orthodontics and Fragiskos Douloupas.

A vision coming true with the help of the principal dentist and practice owner Dr. David Gilmartin.

A "Lingual Orthodontics Open Day" soon to be announced!!

Professor Giuseppe Scuzzo

Dr. Giuseppe Scuzzo, graduated in medicine in 1983 (Rome University), specialized in dentistry in 1987 (Rome University) and orthodontics at Ferrara University. He has always worked exclusively in orthodontics, with a special interest in lingual orthodontics since 1983 .

He is adjunct professor in the lingual technique at Ferrara University and adjunct Professor at Complutense University Madrid. He is also director of the First International Master in Lingual orthodontics at Ferrara University and Co-Director of the PG Program in Lingual Orthodontics at the Complutense University of Madrid and teacher at MASLO (Master Advanced Study Lingual Ortho.) Basel University Swiss.

Dr. Scuzzo has spoken and published extensively in Italy and abroad on lingual orthodontics and published 70 article about this technique he also published 3 books about lingual orthodontics translated in 6 languages.

Dr. Scuzzo has a private practice limited to lingual orthodontics in Rome, Italy.

EBO diplomate (European Board of Orthodontists) the only one in Europe diplomated with all lingual cases

WBLO diplomate(World Board of Lingual Orthodontists)

Fellow member of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh.

President of the World Society of Lingual Orthodontics (WSLO)

President of World Board of Lingual Orthodontists (WBLO)

Past-President of the Italian Society of Lingual Orthodontic (AIOL)

Past .President of European Society of Lingual Orthodontics (ESLO)

President of AIDOR (Italian Academy of Orthodontics) 2016

Eline System

: digital lingual straight wire procedure for ALIAS PSL bracket

ALIAS lingual straight wire, the first passive self-ligating square slot brackets and plane lingual arch-form, offers the doctor a better biomechanical control, making treatment easier and simplifying the clinical procedure. By using Eline System, digital accurate bracket placement coupled with minimized wire bending will reduce chair time, improve quality, predictability and patient comfort.

Reasonable Fees and Payment Plans

The Cambridge Orthodontic Practice aims to be as open with our fees as possible. We like patients to have as much information in advance and make sure there are no surprises.

Orthodontics is usually quite expensive and we realise that patients make their decision on costs as well as quality.

We also recognise that all the local Orthodontic Practices offer high quality care so it makes sense to "Shop Around"

A major reason for choosing us is that we offer late evening and weekend Appointments at no extra charge.

We will normally at least match another Orthodontist's Orthodontic Treatment Plan Costing.

Also because we are a "One Stop" Dental Practice we can offer the full range of treatments and patients avoid the extra costs of going to various diferent practices.

We offer easy options for payment including Interest Free Credit

Guideline Orthodontic Treatment Charges

We offer:

Orthodontic Consultation with our Treatment Co-ordinator

Orthodontic Consultation with our Specialist Orthodontist
Treatment Guide Fee Average Fee
Metal Braces for 1 arch From £2000 £2500
Metal Braces for 2 archs From £2500 £3000
Tooth Coloured Clarity Braces for 1 arch From £3000 £3500
Tooth Coloured Clarity Braces for 2 arches From £3000 £3500
Invisalign Go From £2500 £2500
Full Invisalign From £3000 £3500
i7 Invisalign From £1500 £2050
Incognito Braces (Lingual) 1 arch From £4000 £4150
Incognito Braces (Lingual) 2 arches From £5000 £6500
Damon Braces 2 arches From £4000 £4150
Bonded Retainers per arch £155 £155
Removeable Retainers per arch £125 £125