Incognito lingual braces: the secret way to straighten your teeth

Incognito lingual braces are one of the most discreet methods of teeth straightening available. At Surrey Braces dental clinic in Weybridge, they are a popular choice for adults who want to enjoy the benefits of perfectly aligned teeth, without the need to wear obvious metal braces.

lingual-bracesA different type of brace

Standard braces, both regular and cosmetic, are fixed to the front surfaces of your teeth. Incognito lingual braces, on the other hand, are attached to the rear (or lingual) surfaces of your teeth, meaning that they are invisible in everyday life. No-one is going to see them unless they are staring directly down into your mouth, and that’s most likely to be your Weybridge orthodontist, dentist, or hygienist. This means Incognito offers a very subtle route to straighter teeth.

Although they are made from metal, Incognito lingual braces don’t contain nickel. They are made from gold alloy, which means this opens up the possibility of treatment to people who suffer from a nickel allergy.

Unlike some of the cosmetic brace systems available at our Weybridge dental centre, Incognito can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic concerns.

Weybridge Incognito braces

Every set of Incognito lingual braces is made to fit your teeth and orthodontic situation exactly, after a consultation at our Weybridge dental clinic. They are designed with comfort in mind, and whilst it may take a little longer to get used to an appliance attached to the rear surfaces of the teeth, the vast majority of patients at our Weybridge dental centre adapt to them very quickly.

In essence, they work just like standard braces, using brackets and wires to exert gentle pressure on your teeth in order to move them into a better position. Once treatment is complete, as well as enjoying a beautifully aligned smile, you will also find it easier to maintain good dental hygiene practices, with fewer gaps in which plaque can build up.

At the end of treatment you will need to wear a retainer; there are several discreet options at our Weybridge clinic. Either a bonded or removable retainer will ensure your teeth stay in their new position.