Demand for teeth straightening treatments has risen steadily in recent years in the UK. Because of this surge in demand, new treatments have been developed to fit more easily into patients’ lifestyles. New materials and technologies have been applied to the area of teeth straightening to make much more comfortable, inconspicuous and efficient treatments.
Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, Incognito treatments can effectively straighten your teeth without you having to live with a mouth full of visible metal, like with traditional braces.
One of the main reasons adults may have been deterred from straightening their teeth is the appearance that comes along with fixed braces. Often associated with teens, professional people don’t want their lifestyles to be disrupted by wearing a mouth full of metal.
Incognito in Weybridge: how does it work?
Incognito is the modern and invisible alternative to traditional braces. In Weybridge, Incognito works on the same principles as traditional braces, but as lingual braces, they are fitted to the back, rather than the front, of the teeth. This means that no one will notice them unless you tell them they are there.
Each set of braces is custom made to fit your teeth exactly. This makes for a higher level of comfort and efficiency than can be offered by traditional braces. Each patient has an individual treatment plan to fit their needs. Once the braces are fitted they will be constantly working to achieve the results you want.
Unlike some other invisible brace systems, such as Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about removing them for eating, drinking and cleaning.
In Weybridge: Incognito or Invisalign?
Invisalign is another form of discreet braces that are increasingly popular – more than four million patients worldwide. Invisalign uses custom-moulded clear plastic aligners that fit over the teeth and adjust their position over time.
The choice you make depends on the condition of your teeth and in what way they are misaligned. For example, Invisalign is often considered as a cosmetic treatment as the adjustments that it can make are less significant from a health standpoint than traditional and lingual braces.
A great first step is to drop into the surgery and talk to our dentist to discuss your options in more detail.