Incognito

What is meant by Incognito, Weybridge?

Weybridge Orthodontics know that there are good reasons why many potential patients do not contact an orthodontist for treatment. There are still negative associations with the wearing of braces, with many people believing braces are unsightly and will lead to them becoming embarrassed by having to wear them.

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What many people may not have realised is that this no longer has to be the case, thanks to modern technology and practices. We are proud to introduce Incognito Weybridge, a new kind of brace that will help to change the way you will think about the need to use braces.

Incognito: an introduction

The Incognito™ Lingual Bracket System is a new technology that has enabled the creation of a new format of braces that are practically invisible to the eyes of others looking straight at you, as you are talking and smiling. Now you can receive Incognito Weybridge, knowing that you will not feel self-conscious whilst receiving the treatment needed to straighten your teeth. Best of all, you can keep smiling throughout your treatment.

These Incognito braces are customised to fit into place in the client’s mouth behind the teeth, using the latest in material technologies to gain the best results and be comfortable for them to wear. The Incognito Weybridge braces are designed to always remain in place throughout the treatment period, causing no major issues whilst eating and drinking.

We are certain that the results gained using this new state-of-the-art technology will put a smile on the face of any patient using this treatment. You can find out if this treatment is the right one for you via a full consultation and examination carried out by one of our expert orthodontists.

The results of treatment

More people than you may think find they need to undergo some form of orthodontic treatment, many more have considered it as an option. The whole purpose is to give every patient the ability to have the teeth they are looking for and need, as well as increasing the quality of their oral health.

Having your teeth straightened gives you the ability to take greater care of your oral hygiene by making it easier to clean your teeth and gums. This in turn helps to decrease the chances of issues such as gum disease and bad breath.

Another common problem that brace technology can help solve is that of a weakened or misaligned bite. Realigning your teeth will help to increase the strength of your bite, making it easier for you to chew food and eat.

Prepare for treatment

You must maintain a high standard of oral hygiene when preparing to receive orthodontic treatment, as well as throughout your treatment time.  You may want to seek advice from your consultant and start to adopt some good practices for your oral hygiene in the weeks leading up to the start of your treatment.

Getting used to these practices in advance will help lower the risk of gum disease and other complications whilst you are wearing your braces.

Incognito Weybridge is the only invisible option available

For those people who wish to enjoy their natural smile whilst also straightening their teeth, then the only real option that is available to you is Incognito Weybridge. This treatment is a fixed device, which means it is attached to your teeth for the duration of the treatment.

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Fixed devices do have their advantages over removable ones, but it really is a preference to many as to what they feel would best suit their personal needs and their lifestyle when deciding on the style of device which they would find most suitable.

If you think that Incognito Weybridge might be an option for you, then we encourage you to discuss this with your dentist so that that can determine whether you are suitable for this treatment. Unfortunately, Incognito Weybridge isn’t the right choice for everyone, but if you have a mild or moderate misalignment, it is likely that we can provide you with the service that you need.

Those with more complex cases will find that a more traditional treatment will grant them the best results. Our professionals need to have the ability to manipulate the wires that are pulling teeth into their correct position so that they can respond accordingly to your teeth as they go through this extensive procedure.

If your complex case goes outside of the realms of what is common, then we will encourage you to choose a more traditional option so that you can enjoy those results that you’re seeking, faster.

How does this treatment differ from a traditional brace?

Because these lingual braces are attached to the back of the teeth, there are factors that we need to account for that we generally do not need with front-facing braces.

For one, we cannot see the back of our teeth so we wouldn’t be able to detect any food debris trapped within the brackets and wires like we can with traditional front-facing options. Our tongue also works up against the back of our teeth a lot for speech and the rough texture of exposed wires can cause your tongue serious damage over time.

This is why these lingual braces are coated in a gold plating, to create a smooth edging that repels bacteria and is comfortable for your tongue to glide over.

Are there any complications that I need to be aware of?

Although some people report a slight lisp during the early weeks of treatment, this usually fades away as you become more used to the device against your teeth.

Complications can arise like they can for any device and we just need to ensure that the lines of communication are consistently open so that you feel relaxed and comfortable enough to speak with us about any of them. This way, we can tackle them head on and help you to find solutions so that your teeth straightening journey is the best it can be.

If you want to enjoy straightening your teeth without anyone knowing, then these lingual braces are your best option, being the one true invisible teeth straightening device available.

Incognito Weybridge is the discreet path to results

Many adults continue to put off straightening their teeth for a number of reasons, with one of the most pressing of concerns regarding their appearance throughout the treatment and how this will affect their professional and social lives.

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With dentists understanding this and there being a demand for a viable solution, Incognito Weybridge has been developed and is now commonly used throughout the country as the one, truly invisible teeth straightening option available to adults who are looking to discreetly and conveniently perfect their smile.

Incognito Weybridge works like most fixed braces where wires and brackets are attached to teeth and as the wires are strategically tightened, they pull the teeth into alignment. The only difference is that these braces are attached to the back of your teeth rather than the front, so that no one can tell that you are wearing them.

They are coated in a layer of gold-coloured metal to create a smooth surface along the back of your teeth, repelling food debris and protecting your tongue from damage as you speak. They do not have a great impact on your speech, with most of our patients reporting that they become accustomed to the adjustment after only a few weeks, allowing them to speak without great discomfort throughout the majority of their treatment plan.

Why would you want to use this treatment?

There are many reasons why you might choose to attach lingual braces rather than the more traditional options. Every treatment option comes with its advantages and disadvantages and it is up to both dentist and patient to discuss these and determine what style of braces would be the best for a patient to suit their physical needs, as well as their emotional expectations.

Invisible, removable devices which are quite popular these days still have certain limitations which might not suit some individuals. They require you to be quite motivated to continue wearing them and you are expected to remove the aligners every time you eat and brush your teeth again before replacing them. If you do not wear these aligners for the prescribed 22 hours daily, then your results may not be as you expect.

Incognito Weybridge takes away this concern whilst still being as discreet, if not more so. Fixed braces take away the uncertainty that might be too disconcerting for a lot of people. You simply hand over the reins to a professional and allow them to work their magic over the course of several months.

At the end of your treatment, you can enjoy having a healthier and more attractive smile, one that you have likely been wishing to have for many years.

Most people who receive teeth straightening treatments in adulthood do not regret the decision, only they wish to have done it sooner to enjoy the vast benefits that straight teeth provide. So why don’t you come in and see what we can do for your smile during a no-obligation consultation,, so that you can be empowered with the knowledge that there are options available out there for you.

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.