Lingual braces are braces that are placed on the backside of the teeth where the tongue lies. They are hidden from the view of others. The braces are designed by the dentist and then sent to a laboratory to be created. Once the braces are manufactured, they are sent back to the dentist and bonded onto the inner teeth of the patient. An arch wire is attached to them in order to produce enough tension to pull the teeth into the desired final position. Depending on the severity of the dental issues, the patient will need to wear them anywhere from six months to two years.