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What are the benefits of convenient and discreet Incognito braces?

At Weybridge Orthodontics, we are always on the lookout for orthodontic solutions to help patients attain a notable array of goals. On this sterling list of orthodontic appliances are discreet and comfortable braces like Incognito Weybridge. This relatively new introduction to the orthodontic shelf follows other similar teeth straightening appliances that distinguish themselves by offering a level of comfort and convenience that was never seen before in orthodontics.

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Yes, it is now wonderfully possible to straighten one’s teeth without having to endure so many of the frustrations that can accompany wearing highly efficient, but noticeable, traditional braces. While the rewards of teeth straightening are abundant, some patients find themselves unable to look past the modicum of inconvenience they have to go through with some types of fixed braces. Now that these barriers such as embarrassment are done away with, thanks to innovations such as Incognito Weybridge, adult orthodontic patients can once again embrace their teeth alignment goals.

What to know about Incognito Weybridge

The Incognito™ Lingual Bracket System has certainly opened up patients’ imaginations when thinking about orthodontics. This particular teeth straightening system showcases a distinctive design – the braces sit behind the teeth as opposed to the front. This innovative positioning makes it possible for Incognito braces to work their magic behind the scenes so to speak. This also offers Incognito braces as the strongest argument for invisible braces that blend the two worlds of strength and function.

In addition to this, this most remarkable orthodontic appliance is a result of the latest developments in dental technologies.

The system makes use of custom-made braces that factor in the exact shape of the patient’s mouth to ensure precise results. Each patient’s prescription is as unique as their goals and needs. This feature of Incognito’s modern orthodontics system inspires confidence that the patient does not receive a run-of-the-mill treatment plan, but rather one designed around his or her situation.

The system retains some elements of the wires and brackets system found on traditional braces – the archwires and brackets along with bonding – continue in their reliable roles aligning teeth into proper, desirable positions.

Some of the challenges of teeth straightening that Incognito helps with include the following:

  • No need to remove the braces to eat and drink
  • The braces are not visible when you smile
  • Reduced risk of white spots forming on tooth surfaces
  • Minimal interference with speech clarity

One of the most welcome characteristics of modern orthodontics is that patients can look at a realistic view of the result of their treatment at the very first consultation appointment. This is made possible through the use of 3D imaging technology which can deliver the results with astonishingly high accuracy. There is no question that every attention to detail is paid to deliver targeted results.

Patients may also be interested to note that there is another advantage to Incognito braces; they can be used to accommodate flexibility where not every tooth will need the braces. Our well-experienced dentist will help in deciding on the best course of action to follow, so to find out more, simply give us a call at Weybridge Orthodontics to set up an appointment.

What to know about the Incognito braces system

The dental industry has dedicated much time and resources to developing new and exciting techniques and appliances to correcting teeth alignment and other crooked teeth issues. In recent years, modern orthodontic appliances like ‘invisible’ braces to reposition teeth into correct alignment has opened up orthodontics to patients who are looking for enhanced comfort and efficacy in their teeth correcting treatment plans. An added bonus is if the braces tick all the above boxes as well as being discreet-looking. All these desirables are met within braces such as Incognito Weybridge and Invisalign.

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At Weybridge Orthodontics, our patients have access to modern and effective orthodontic treatment plans so that they can achieve the best possible outcomes from their investment in orthodontic treatment.

The Incognito Weybridge belongs to the new generation of discreet-looking braces that are suitable for both young and adult patients. Using a forward-thinking approach to correcting teeth alignment, these braces are affixed to the back of teeth – hidden from the gaze of the outside world. In fact, unless a patient were to tell someone that they have braces in their mouth, no one would be able to tell they are there.

The Incognito Weybridge braces are fully custom-made to meet each individual patient’s orthodontic condition. The system uses advanced technologies and materials to help achieve the desired outcomes.

How is Incognito braces different?

The purposeful design of Incognito lingual braces differs in that they make use of custom-produced archwires, brackets along with bonding trays to deliver the patient’s desired orthodontic goals.

3D imaging technology is used in the design of this remarkable orthodontic appliance which offers the patient a lifelike view of the braces they are to wear. This digital technology is also able to predict, with great accuracy, what the ultimate result from treatment will look like.

Plus points of invisible lingual braces

This type of braces is not designed to be removable which may save patients in a number of ways: no more forgetting to put them back on after eating or brushing, less chance of them being damaged or lost when not in use.

Another positive of 3D technology in the design of custom-designed braces is that attention is given to every detail to ensure the appliance fits in perfectly with the patient’s oral situation.

One of the challenges to wearing traditional fixed metal braces is the appearance of white spots on the front surface of teeth that are visible once the braces are removed. Patients on this orthodontic treatment plan are at low risk of this teeth imperfection occurring.

Lingual braces achieve high comfort value.Thanks to the unique design of the braces which follows the particular shape of teeth of the patient to maximise on patient comfort and also lessens the likelihood of speech interference.

Now, with an amazing array of orthodontic appliances to choose from, it has never been a more opportune time to let orthodontics help you improve the quality of your life. For a professional consultation about all available orthodontic treatment plans at Weybridge Orthodontics, reach out to our front desk team to schedule an appointment.

Need a discreet brace? A guide to Incognito braces by Weybridge Orthodontics

Are you looking for a more sturdy brace as an adult that doesn’t draw stares, but also straightens complex misalignments?

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When you come to Weybridge Orthodontics for realignment, we can assess your suitability for one of our most popular braces; Incognito Weybridge! Discreet, functional and worn by royalty, this brace does it all while being affixed to the back of your teeth! Brilliant!

Want to know more about Incognito Weybridge? Read on for our brief guide to help you become more informed!

What are they?

In short, Incognito Weybridge is a simple, metal brace with the wires and brackets fixed to the back of the teeth as opposed to the front.

Due to this, they are more subtle than regular braces and are able to treat a wider range of misalignment issues. They do require tightening in the same way as regular braces to move the teeth, and while some patients have found them initially quite tough to adjust to as they rub against the tongue, we can resolve this initial irritant with dental wax. Perfect!

Suitability

Unlike many other braces that are discreet, this brand of lingual brace is suitable for patients of all ages; as it is fitted, there is no concern about children removing it and forgetting to put it back in afterwards!

As mentioned before, it can treat more complex cases of misalignment and is, therefore, more versatile than aligners like Invisalign. But of course, to assess your suitability for it, our team will need to examine your teeth and discuss this option with you, to ensure that you are aware of all that it entails.

Treatment time

OK, so we have established that this brace can be used to treat more complex cases and, due to its discretion, it is favoured among adults and teenagers.

Therefore, in a similar vein as regular orthodontic braces, many of our patients who have been suited to using it have worn it for an average of 9-15 months. Remember, no one will be able to see it, so we are certain that the treatment time will fly by without any insecurity or concerns about appearance.

Appointment occurrence

As before, you need to remember that this is a metal brace and so, it will require tightening to move your teeth.

And, while we cannot stipulate on the specifics of your individual orthodontic case, many patients who have worn this brace have needed tightening about every 6 weeks. Your tightening sessions may be closer together, especially if our team is working to correct a specific issue, like the rotation of a canine or molar.

Aftercare

As is the way with braces, once they come off, you will need to wear a retainer; this is to ensure that your teeth do not relapse into their former positions.

If you don’t wear a retainer for the specified time, your teeth can move or become more misaligned than they were before treatment, making the entire process a waste of time. Don’t risk it and wear the retainer!

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.