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.


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!