Incognito

The lingual brace; high engineering for the lowest profile brace

Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, to give the benefits of braces whilst keeping them out of plain sight. Seems simple enough, so why did it not become standard? The lingual brace has a more complex fitting and the brackets on the inside of the teeth can obstruct the tongue, altering speech patterns. Until Incognito Weybridge engineered their way to a better lingual brace.

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Orthodontics with class

The time and precision that goes into manufacturing an Incognito Weybridge brace make it a premium product. With traditional orthodontics focused on adolescents, this is a brace built to meet the demands of a growing demographic in orthodontics, adult professionals.

How is it made?

This brace goes further into personalisation than any other system on the market, with precision engineering on each gold anchor point, holding the brace to the inner side of the tooth creating a minimalistic profile. The design relies on an in-depth prescription written up by our orthodontist, so your brace will have all the functions you need, but nothing more, allowing it to remain lightweight and be as subtle as possible.

What does a lingual brace look like?

From the inside, it is not too different from a traditional brace, barring its gold finish. But the Incognito Weybridge system is not visible when your mouth is closed and is unlikely to be noticed in public. With only one internal archwire and very low profile, the brackets are unlikely to cause disruption to your speech or stop you enjoying the food you love.

How long do they need to be effective?

Orthodontics in general is very patient focussed. The level of treatment required varies greatly between people and it is only after an assessment that we can estimate the length of the treatment cycle, and even then, complications may result in the need for a retainer. We are offering a no-obligation, free virtual consultation for adult orthodontics, so feel free to get in contact for more information.

Do lingual braces hurt more than a standard brace?

Braces apply pressure to the teeth to move them to a new location and so, all orthodontic procedures come with a degree of mild discomfort. The standard brace has the added issues of rubbing, which is minimised with tailored lingual braces, but after an adjustment which is known as brace tightening, you should expect discomfort, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief. The size of the adjustments can be reduced if they are becoming unbearable.

Why use gold?

It’s not a symbol of status, it’s an engineering choice. For the metal used in the brace, gold has the necessary tensile strength and is chemically inert, making it the standard material for those with nickel allergies who may have reacted badly to the standard steel-nickel alloy brace.

Can teenagers use lingual braces?

Yes, there are no age restrictions or counter-indications on the use of lingual braces beyond those of standard braces, but you would need parental permission if under the age of 18.

Looking for Incognito in Weybridge

With the growing interest in orthodontic procedures in recent years has come a demand for effective treatments that are comfortable to use, easy to access and most of all discreet when in use. Weybridge Orthodontics is now offering Incognito Weybridge.

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At Weybridge Orthodontics we listen to the concerns and needs of our patients, seeking to address them responsibly and effectively. Providing Incognito Weybridge is one of the options we can discuss with our clients.

What is ‘Incognito’?

A new modern and invisible orthodontic device, Incognito is an alternative to the more conventional braces. This new breed of braces is available to people of all ages.

Better known as the Incognito Lingual Bracket System, these braces are placed behind the teeth making them hidden from plain sight. No one will know you are wearing braces, meaning you can still feel confident when you smile.

Customised to be fixed in your mouth and created using state-of-the-art technology, Incognito are the only truly invisible braces available in the UK market that will suit your individual dental needs.

Your prescription can be custom built by your orthodontist, increasing the effectiveness of the treatment you receive.

Why are braces used?

One of the most common dental problems in society today is having crooked teeth. When the teeth are not aligned properly it can lead to a weaker bite, making problems while eating more likely to occur.

If you have misaligned teeth you may also find it harder to keep them cleaned correctly, this can lead to an increase in problems such as tooth decay and gum disease.

If your teeth and jaw are in an abnormal position it could lead to the shape of your face appearing to be affected.

Finally, many people with crooked teeth feel self-conscious about their smile, in severe cases, they may try to avoid smiling completely.

Using braces can correct all of the above problems, leading to increased comfort in the area of the mouth, teeth, and jaw, as well as increased confidence in daily life.  We hope that by treating your misaligned teeth we also treat your self-esteem.

Before starting treatment with any type of brace

Before you start treatment with braces, Incognito or conventional, you need to ensure your oral health is of a high standard. You need to maintain this standard via brushing and flossing throughout your treatment.

You should be aware of the fact that wearing any braces can increase the risks of tooth decay and gum disease. You should consult with your dentist or orthodontist to gain the best advice and instructions about oral cleaning routines while you are wearing your braces.

How long will you need to wear your braces?

The length of time you need to wear your brace will vary from individual to individual, your dental professional will consult with you about this time scale.

If you want to go the Incognito route

If you have decided you want to find out more about the use of Incognito Weybridge, as a potential treatment option using braces, please contact Weybridge Orthodontics to find out more and book your appointment. We are a practice of friendly dental professionals who love to create improved smiles for children and adults alike. With our expertise we have treated over 21,000 patients.

Our brand new facilities will make your treatment more comfortable and cutting edge. And as always our patients come first in all that we do.

Lingual; the low key brace

Incognito are a dental brace system with a twist, the braces are affixed to the back of your teeth and are also known as lingual braces. We can fit lingual braces to patients of any age. Incognito in Weybridge has been our premium brace, popular with adult professionals due to their low profile and high manufacturing quality. 

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The manufacturing

Each brace that the brand manufactures is unique to the patient and its design is guided by the precise prescription submitted by our orthodontist. So, your brace will be capable of carrying out your treatment while being as light and unobtrusive as possible.

What could my brace look like?

From the outside of your mouth, nothing at all; no part of the brace extends to the front of your teeth. Our Incognito Weybridge is as flat as possible to the inside of the tooth line, with each gold bracket custom made for the tooth it is fixed to. With only a single archwire, its flat form makes it unlikely to interfere with speech or eating.

How long will treatment take with Incognito Weymouth?

This is very variable and heavily influenced by the conditions of each patient’s teeth. The precision engineering that goes into each brace makes very small alterations possible, and our orthodontist will use them to safely and efficiently carry out your treatment.

In general, a traditional brace would have a shorter treatment time and a clear aligner a longer one, but not all conditions can be corrected using all three methods, so you will have to talk to one of our clinical staff to find out more.

Will it be uncomfortable?

All braces and aligners cause a degree of discomfort when encouraging teeth to alter their position. There are additional discomforts from braces rubbing the inside of cheeks or being over tightened. These are avoided with such a high-quality lingual brace. The fitting leaves no sharp edges or jagged protrusions and the placement behind the teeth prevent the brace from coming into contact with the inside of the lips.

This precision-engineered brace gives excellent control down to very low tolerances, reducing the risk of over-tightening or the brace working itself loose.

New ways of working

To cope with these uncertain times, we have all had to find new ways of working. We have implemented virtual visits with a free orthodontic consultation, to allow you to discuss if treatment is needed with our specialist.

Our first virtual orthodontic consultation for Incognito in Weybridge is no obligation, after which you can decide if you wish to continue with orthodontics online. We will use clinical photographs, and you will only come into the surgery for an X-ray or to take impressions if necessary. From these and your clinical records, a treatment plan can be formulated.

Surgery accessibility

Our surgery is fitted to provide care to all patients. We have a disabled toilet, lift and priority parking immediately next to the front entrance. 

To book at appointment feel free to email us or telephone our reception, we will be pleased to help you.

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito Weybridge is the only kind of teeth straightening device that is truly invisible when you smile. Although many other devices boast discretion, they are still visible, usually in the form of a clear plastic tray or teeth coloured brackets and wires.

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This treatment however is attached to the back of your teeth and therefore there is no sign of you using a teeth straightening device when you smile. Many people have some concerns about a speech impediment with a device that is attached to the back of their teeth, however for most users of Incognito Weybridge, they adjust within the first few weeks and then there is no concern whatsoever.

How does this treatment look?

Incognito Weybridge is very similar looking to traditional braces although they are attached to the back of your teeth and not the front. In addition, they are coated with gold plating to ensure that there are minimal grooves and edges that can trap food or cut your tongue.

Because we spend a lot of time cleaning in between wires of traditional braces to remove stuck debris, since this device is attached to the back of your teeth and we would be unable to see any food stuck, we need to cover the device to create a smooth surface to ensure teeth remain clean and healthy throughout the duration of treatment.

Some of our patients choose to use this treatment for their upper arch and a more traditional device on their lower arch to reduce the costs of their plan. If you are considering using a truly invisible device to straighten your teeth, then feel free to discuss with us the many options that are available to you, so that we can create a bespoke plan that is aligned to your needs and goals, and in order that you can experience the best possible teeth straightening journey.

It is important to us that you feel confident and in control of this momentous time, ensuring that you are willing to go through with the treatment and benefit from the life changing advantages that straighter teeth offer you.

What are some of the advantages that straight teeth can offer?

Having straight teeth is beneficial both for your self-esteem and general wellbeing. Your teeth when crossed and cramped are more difficult to clean, meaning that your oral health is generally at a disadvantage when compared to others who have a correct bite and alignment.

When teeth are not as clean as they can be, plaque and tartar builds up which can cause bad breath, cavities and eventual tooth loss.

Your self-esteem also suffers, both because there is an expectation to have beautiful straight and white teeth and because we tend to unconsciously judge others who do not align to these health goals.

By choosing to make a positive impact on your health by straightening your teeth, you are choosing to honour your wellbeing and we will be eternally supportive of this. Let’s discuss the personal changes that you can experience by straightening your teeth and finding the best possible device to allow you to confidently and comfortably do this, today.

Ever heard of the hidden brace? 5 FAQs about Incognito braces from Weybridge Orthodontics

When many people hear the word ‘brace,’ they instantly picture a small child wearing the traditional, metal brace.

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While this image is ingrained in many people’s minds, with modern orthodontics there are many more options available for people to straighten their teeth, especially adults and teenagers. Of course, if you have a more complex case of misalignment, then regardless of your age, it is likely that you will need to wear a metal brace to get the smile you want, but for less severe orthodontic issues, there are more options available.

Braces ranging from clear to invisible, from cosmetic to removable are now commonly used in dental practices across the UK and at Weybridge Orthodontics, we are no different!

When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics to get your dream smile, our team will carefully assess your teeth and choose which one of our many braces is the most suited to your needs. In more moderate cases of misalignment, our team may choose Incognito in Weybridge to straighten your smile, which, as the name suggests, is actually a hidden brace!

How can you have a hidden brace? How does it work? Read on for the answers to these questions and more surrounding Incognito in Weybridge.

How can a brace be hidden?

This is a very good question!

While almost every other brace is placed or fitted to the front of the teeth, Incognito in Weybridge is attached to the back of the teeth and can be fitted to the upper and lower jaws. Due to the size of the brace and its discreet positioning, no one besides you and our team will know you are wearing it!

Who can have this brace?

Unlike many other discreet braces, this type is suitable for adults, teenagers and even children who want to realign their teeth.

You may notice that you will have more benefits from this brace if you have issues such as overcrowding, spacing or teeth that are protruding. While our team will determine if you are suitable or not, many complex cases can be resolved with this brace.

What is the treatment time?

As it treats more severe cases than other braces like Invisalign or the Inman aligner, the treatment time is about the same as traditional metal braces.

While our team will be able to give you a more accurate estimate on how long you will be wearing them for, on average the treatment time is 24 months.

Are they uncomfortable?

After having the braces initially fitted, you may notice that your tongue may feel sore.

And, as this brace will need tightening in the same way as a traditional brace, you may notice some discomfort after having adjustments made. But that end smile will make it all worthwhile!

Will they make me talk oddly?

Most patients do not experience any speech issues, but as this brace is directly in contact with your tongue, it is normal to notice some minor changes in the way you talk. But, it’s only temporary!

What are Incognito braces and what are they used for?

About orthodontics in general

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Orthodontics is an important area of dentistry, which is mostly concerned with the realignment of malpositioned teeth and sometimes jaws. Malpositioned teeth have been an issue affecting humanity since prehistoric times. The severity of orthodontic conditions can range from mild aesthetic issues to debilitating problems affecting the quality of life severely. Orthodontic conditions include for example malocclusions, crooked teeth, gaps between teeth, overbites, underbites, or crossbites.

Some early forms of orthodontic treatments have been observed in archaeological samples of ancient cultures, such as Egyptian mummies, however orthodontics started to truly develop in the early modernity. Edward Angle, an American dentist created a system for the classification of different types of malocclusions, a system which is still in use today. Prior to the 1970s orthodontic treatments were primarily dominated by either different types of headgear or braces where the metal wires were wrapped around each tooth.

The mid 1970s marked by significant improvements in dental adhesives brought the braces we know today, consisting of brackets adhered to the surface of the teeth and wires. Metal appliances in one’s mouth can be considered annoying by some, and some people also associate aesthetic impairment with them. The orthodontic developments of the late 1990s and the 21st century have somewhat addressed these issues through for example the invention of invisible aligners, lingual braces and various other types of treatments. If you think you would benefit from some type of orthodontic treatment, do not hesitate to book yourself a consultation session at our dental clinic, Weybridge Orthodontics.

What exactly is Incognito?

Incognito in Weybridge  is an innovative type of orthodontic treatment, which addresses the aesthetic concerns some patients may have about traditional braces. Incognito braces are placed on the inner surfaces of the teeth, making them nearly invisible. They consist of custom made brackets, archwires and bonding trays. Incognito in Weybridge do not need to be removed when eating or drinking, unlike some other forms of orthodontic treatments, such as invisible aligners. Therefore they fit the lifestyle of patients who do not like the idea of having to remove, clean and maintain their aligners. These braces are comfortable to wear, and also provide excellent results. They can also treat conditions that invisible aligners would not be suitable for. If you think you would benefit from getting Incognito braces, a consultation session at our dental clinic, Weybridge Orthodontics will help evaluate your condition and whether Incognito braces are a suitable option for you.

What alternatives to Incognito braces exist?

There are various alternatives to Incognito in Weybridge braces available, if for some reason you do not like them or they would not be suitable to treat your specific orthodontic condition. An obvious alternative would be traditional metal braces. Another alternative are invisible fixed braces. With these braces the brackets are made out of a plastic material with a colour identical to the colour of your teeth and the wires are made out of a transparent plastic material. Alternatively, you may choose to get some type of invisible aligner, such as Invisalign. Contact our dental practice to find the treatment option most compatible with your lifestyle and orthodontic condition!

Have you heard about Incognito in Weybridge?

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we are proud to be offering Incognito in Weybridge. Incognito is the only solution to the appearance of fixed braces. As its name suggests, Incognito Lingual Bracket System is the only fixed brace system that is invisible as it is placed on the back of the teeth and is customised to fit your mouth.

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What are the benefits of Incognito?

Incognito in Weybridge offers a comfortable solution to straightening misaligned teeth. They are discreet, yet highly effective and are suitable for most age groups. Imagine wearing braces that nobody knows you have unless you tell them that you are! You don’t have to take them out in front of anybody, because you can eat and drink with them in. They are custom made to fit your mouth and we ensure that your unique prescription is accurate after an in depth consultation. We can even use 3D imaging technology to show you what your teeth will look like after treatment has been completed.

The next steps

If you are interested in finding out more about Incognito, take a look at our website. We offer excellent service starting right from the moment you enter the building, being greeted by our friendly reception staff. After being guided through the completion of forms to gain a medical history, you will then be met by our clinical staff who will discuss your needs with you and will be able to answer any questions you have. During this consultation, you may have a range of x-rays, photographs and impressions made of your teeth. We will also give your mouth and jaw a thorough examination. A thorough examination will give you peace of mind that you’re receiving only the best care and treatment for you.

After this consultation, if Incognito is the right option for you, you will then be met by a Treatment Coordinator who will be able to discuss all of the different treatment plans available to you, including NHS and private options. Any questions you have at this stage can also be answered – ask away!

Once the correct brace has been selected for you, a prescription that is unique to your mouth will be written and you will then need to attend the clinic for fitting the brace and attend checkups over the course of the treatment. Fitting may need to take place in a separate consultation after your records and scans have been carefully studied by our team, but this is just to ensure you get the correct treatment for you and your needs.

How long does treatment last?

Each patient will have a different time-scale for treatment, however, with over 100 years of combined experience between our practitioners, you can be sure that you will be treated effectively and in a timely manner.

Anything else I need to know?

We are highly experienced and able to cater for everyone’s needs. Whether you’re nervous, a younger patient or somebody older, we will dedicate the time and compassion to every single patient in our care. So, if you have misaligned teeth and you would like to find out how we can convert them to a super smile, take a look at our website to find out more.

Incognito braces; a complete guide

Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, we want you to be happy. We know that you want the most effective results and you want them to fit in around your lifestyle. That’s why we look far and wide for the very best and latest treatments available, in order to make sure you get the one that’s right for you. One area that we know has concerned people in the past is the visibility of their braces. Sure you want straight teeth and you know that braces are an efficient way to get there, but what about the appearance? If this is your concern then we’re happy to share with you Incognito braces. A modern alternative to traditional braces that are practically invisible. If you are looking for Weybridge Incognito braces then we have the complete guide right here.

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Are they really invisible?

What are these braces and how do they differ from traditional treatments? Traditional braces are an incredibly effective way of straightening teeth, they can be manipulated by your dentist as the shape of your teeth changes. These braces are fixed to the front of your teeth and would typically remain visible for the duration of your treatment. Incognito braces differ in one key area! They are invisible, or practically so, they are fixed not to the front of your teeth but to the back, think about where your tongue rests. The only way that people would know you’re wearing Weybridge Incognito braces is if you told them.

How do they work?

Our Weybridge Incognito treatments offer fantastic results coupled with excellent levels of care. All this alongside with the fact that they are practically invisible makes them an ideal choice for anyone who wants straighter teeth. They work using custom-made archwires, brackets and bonding trays that align your teeth over the course of your treatment.

Our team at Weybridge Orthodontics uses 3D imaging to build a complete picture of your teeth and mouth. This will allow our orthodontists to create braces that fit you specifically and predict your results with a very high level of accuracy. After all, who doesn’t want to know what they are getting before they buy it? These braces are comfortable and fixed so you don’t need to worry about removing them while eating or drinking and over time they become barely noticeable.

In order to keep ensuring you are getting the best treatment possible we will need to complete a thorough examination and follow up on your treatment regularly. This will allow you to obtain the best results over the course of your treatment. 

What results can you expect?

Each of us is unique and so are our mouth and teeth, so results can vary from person to person. We want you to know exactly what to expect when you choose a treatment plan with us here at Weybridge Orthodontics and our friendly team are here to talk. The best thing you can do if you still have questions about the best option for you is to book a consultation and let us put your mind at ease. Talk to the specialists to find out how you can get a straighter smile that you are truly proud of.

What are Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito are a type of brace we offer at our clinic, which uses a metal wire plating system adhered discreetly to the back of the teeth! Individuals who may wish to receive this particular form of orthodontics may be suffering from crooked, protruding, or misaligned teeth. Incognito braces may be often overlooked, however they are the perfect choice for patients who wish for subtle, and fast acting dental results.

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Would Incognito in Weybridge be right for me?

Our dental clinic has recognised that within the ever evolving field of modern dentistry, there is a growing desire for more discreet and effective braces. Our clinic believes that Incognito in Weybridge is a perfect choice for individuals who wish for minimal abrasion to the gums, something that can be caused by traditional braces. Aside from fewer dental abrasions, Incognito braces may only cause minimal or zero speech impairment, far less than that which can be caused by traditional metal ‘train tracks’.

How do they work?

Incognito braces are referred to as the ‘modern and invisible alternative to traditional metal braces’. Incognito braces at our clinic within Weybridge are designed using modern dental technology, and the best possible materials available. In terms of the way they work, Incognito braces are personalised for each of our individual cases, applying pressure from behind the teeth, to encourage the teeth to move in a positive direction.

Did you know?

Many of our patients may lean towards this particular form of orthodontics due to their discreet appearance, but also their pleasanter dental experience. These braces are extremely comfortable to wear, which can be a huge benefit for many of our patients, especially for those who do not wish for their dental work to cause a hindrance in their work and social lives.

The design process

Initially, our trained dentists will thoroughly assess each dental case, ensuring the design and measurements can be made perfectly for our patients. Our trained orthodontists use a three dimensional system which helps our patients visualise the end results, with pinpoint accuracy. Once the treatment begins, patients may embrace the fixed aspect of their braces, Incognito braces are never removed, which means patients can eat, drink, and clean their teeth as if they weren’t there!

How much do Incognito braces cost?

We always inform our patients that each dental case varies greatly depending on the complexity of their dental situation and the condition which needs to be addressed, however we can give a rough estimate for them. We also offer monthly payment plans with zero per cent interest

Feeling nervous about receiving Incognito?

Many of our patients may be feeling anxious about receiving orthodontics at our clinic, however they need not fear. Dental anxiety is extremely common in patients facing dentistry, and can be triggered by negative childhood experiences. If you are a patient who is feeling nervous, our clinic doors are always open, so feel free to give us a call, or come in and see us, to voice any of your queries or concerns.

Have you considered using Incognito braces in Weybridge?

With braces, you can achieve your lifelong dream of having straight teeth. However, even though archetypal braces have evolved, people are hesitant about the possibility of wearing a straightening aid.

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While adult braces are socially acceptable, many do not like the idea of having metal glued to their front teeth for the world to see.

If you are looking for an alternative device, have you considered Incognito in Weybridge? Contact us today at Weybridge Orthodontics, to learn more.

What is Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito braces are aptly named because the device is positioned behind your teeth and out of plain sight.

They are made in a similar way to ordinary braces, using metal brackets and wire; only the placement is different.

Why choose Incognito in Weybridge?

Incognito or lingual (meaning toward the tongue) braces are custom-fabricated to fit the shape of your teeth exactly.

We also use 3D technology that helps to accurately map out your treatment and provide you with results that will not leave you feeling disappointed.

Will I have to change my lifestyle with Incognito in Weybridge?

Braces can change the way your teeth look monumentally, but when you wear them, you may get frustrated by the sacrifices that you have to make.

With lingual braces, these will not be issues that you face, and for the most part, you can carry on with your life as usual. At the same time, you will not have to worry about discolouration or white spots when your braces come off.

However, one thing to make a note of is that cleaning grit out of the back of your teeth can get tricky, so be sure to invest in some high-quality floss.

Is there anything else about lingual braces that I should know about?

Lingual braces do come with a set of limitations, especially if you have a severe overbite. A severe malocclusion will exert a lot of pressure on the device, causing it to detach easily. In these instances, our orthodontist will direct you toward a more suitable method.

You may also struggle to speak properly initially and develop a temporary lisp. However, once your teeth adjust to the foreign device in your mouth, it should go away over time.

As with conventional braces, there are types of food that you cannot eat because of how they might react with your device. For example, you should stay away from hard or crunchy food. If you do not want to limit your diet, Invisalign is a viable alternative.

Last but not least, despite being made to fit your mouth, the device has been reported by many as uncomfortable. While you may get used to the device, some people experience low-level discomfort throughout the experiences of wearing braces due to their tongue being in constant contact with metal.

Exploring the alternatives

If an Incognito device is not for you, Invisalign is another commonly used orthodontic aid that renders positive results and lots of happy smiles.

As with Incognito braces, the device, made from clear plastic, is not detectable to the untrained eye.

Repair your crooked or rotating teeth with Incognito.