Incognito braces are advanced, custom-made braces that are hidden discreetly on the back of the teeth unlike traditional metal braces. These braces are ideal for those patients who would like to have their teeth straightened without anyone knowing.
At Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge, Incognito braces are customised to fit the contours of your teeth. Although you may experience some discomfort at first (and perhaps a lisp), once you get used to them, you will practically forget that you are wearing them.
What are Incognito braces?
Incognito braces are as unique as the patients who wear them. As their name suggests, they are practically invisible since they are fixed behind the teeth, opposite the mouth (hence they are also known as lingual braces). These customised braces are made of nickel-titanium brackets and wires, which are customised to the shape of your teeth and to your dental situation. Your dentist will create them just for you to ensure the results that you wish. Just like regular braces, Incognito braces move the teeth from the roots, applying steady but gentle pressure.
Who can have Incognito braces?
Unlike most cosmetic braces, which are specifically created for adult teeth, Incognito braces can also be worn by children and teenagers. The general rule is that if you can be treated with regular braces, then you can be treated with lingual braces. However, your dentist will examine your teeth thoroughly and help you decide whether this a good treatment option for you.
If you are eligible for Incognito braces, your dentist will take impressions of your teeth and will send them to a special laboratory along with your prescription. Models from your impressions will be scanned to a computer and highly-trained lab technicians will provide all the necessary information to your dentist to determine your individual treatment requirements. Then, your Incognito braces will be created using CAD/CAM technology. Unlike metal braces which are made as a whole, each Incognito bracket and each and every wire are uniquely made to fit your teeth.
To learn more about Incognito in Weybridge or book an appointment, contact us at your earliest convenience.