Traditional metal braces are usually placed on the front of the teeth. Lingual braces, on the other hand, are placed on the back of the teeth. They are virtually invisible, and that's the main reason patients choose them. They are more common among adults than children. Lingual braces are easier to adapt to than traditional braces.
No matter what type of braces you choose, it is important to keep your teeth clean. Food can easily get stuck in the brackets and wires and can cause plaque to form and tooth decay. When brushing your teeth after every meal, be sure that you brush each tooth at the gum line and pay special attention to brushing back there.