Want to straighten your teeth but dread the thought of wearing metal braces? At Weybridge Orthodontics, we understand that some people do not want to commit to braces because they are worried about the appearance of their smile during treatment.
Luckily, there is an alternative option available that allows you to receive the benefits of braces without anyone ever knowing you are wearing them – Incognito. Hidden on the back of your teeth, Incognito in Weybridge provides you with the treatment results you want without the cosmetic distraction of traditional metal braces. Especially popular with working professionals and self-conscious adults, these lingual braces will have little effect on your lifestyle, but will still deliver visibly straighter teeth.
How do Incognito braces work?
Unlike traditional metal braces, which are placed on the fronts of your teeth, Incognito braces consist of nickel brackets and wires attached to the backs of your teeth, where they are virtually invisible from view.
Incognito braces are custom-made for each of your teeth using modern dental technology. First, your dentist will create a mould or impression of your teeth and send this to a special laboratory. Your braces will be made with the aid of digital 3D technology. Once ready, your dentist will fix them securely to the backs of your teeth.
Incognito braces work in the same way as traditional braces, however, their archwires and brackets are ‘self-ligating’. This means added comfort and ease of movement throughout your treatment.
Benefits of Incognito braces
Understandably, the most important advantage of Incognito lingual braces is their subtle nature. What’s more their flat finish makes them more comfortable to wear than traditional metal braces.
Lingual braces also better protect your teeth while straightening them. The area behind your teeth loses less calcium and is less prone to cavities and plaque build-up. This is what makes lingual braces better for your dental health during treatment, when compared with traditional braces.
Finally, unlike other discreet teeth straightening options, Incognito braces are suitable for more severe types of misalignment that require substantial tooth movement. This treatment is suitable for children, adults or older people who wish to straighten their teeth discreetly. Odds are, if you can have metal braces, you are a good candidate for Incognito in Weybridge.