Have you noticed how many different ways there are to get your teeth straightened these days? Never has there been so much choice, especially for adults. If you’re an adult who missed out on getting their teeth straightened as a teenager, you’ll be glad to know that it’s never too late to do so. Teeth can be shifted in the jawbone no matter how old you are.
Lots of people didn’t qualify for NHS braces, but now they are earning want to sort out their embarrassingly wonky teeth. Lots of people also don’t want to have everyone know what they’re doing every time they open their mouths. Braces are still very much associated with being an awkward adolescent – not a great look if you are at work.
The trouble is that many of the more discreet or invisible braces can only deal with minor alignment issues. More complex cases often need more. This is why at Weybridge Orthodontics we offer Incognito in Weybridge.
What is Incognito all about?
You won’t have seen Incognito in Weybridge as you go about your business, but chances are you’ll have talked to someone wearing them. The reason you won’t have spotted these braces is that they are fixed on the tongue-side, or backs of the teeth, rather than the lip side, or fronts of the teeth.
These gold alloy braces are in other respects like traditional bracket and wire braces, capable of dealing with more complex alignment issues. Each bracket is custom-made, using digital scans and impressions, to fit each individual tooth.
Getting the teeth to move into alignment is all about how the wires between the brackets pull on the teeth, so it is crucial that that brackets are fixed at the correct angles for this to happen.
When you have Incognito in Weybridge, they may be a little uncomfortable at first, but you will soon get used to them. Treatment times depend on how complex your case is, and afterwards, you will need to wear a retainer, either at night, or bonded to the backs of your teeth, to hold the teeth in place while they settle into their correct positions.