Incognito: the metal braces that nobody can see

Incognito are metal braces with a difference – nobody will see them in everyday life. They are one of the most popular options at Weybridge dental clinic Surrey Braces, and can be used to correct a wider range of orthodontic complaints than many cosmetic brace and aligner systems.

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You may be wondering how Incognito braces can be invisible if they are made from metal. Their secret is very simple; instead of placing them on the front of your teeth, your Weybridge orthodontist will attach Incognito braces to the rear, or lingual, surfaces of your teeth. That means nobody will notice them unless they are looking directly down into your mouth. It’s perfectly possible that your treatment can be a secret between yourself, your dentist, hygienist, and orthodontist.

The benefits of straightening your teeth

At our Weybridge dental clinic, we will always stress that there are more than just aesthetic benefits to straightening your teeth, whether with Incognito or with an alternative appliance. Straighter teeth are healthier teeth because there are fewer hard-to-reach areas in which dental plaque can build up. So long as you are efficient in your hygiene practices, straightening your teeth can cut your risk of both dental decay and periodontal disease.

Improving the position of your bite can also help to improve your diet, and will help to prevent too much strain being put on certain teeth.

Weybridge Incognito braces

When you come into our Weybridge dental centre for an Incognito consultation, your orthodontist will first assess your suitability for treatment.

Incognito lingual braces are custom-designed to fit your teeth precisely. Your Weybridge orthodontist will use the latest computer software to design your braces, as well as to show you what results you can expect at the end of treatment.

You will need to make an appointment with your hygienist to learn how to clean around your braces effectively. It may take a few days to get fully used to your lingual braces – particularly if, for example, you play a brass or woodwind instrument, in which case you may need to modify your technique. However, most people settle in to Incognito very quickly.