Lingual braces are fixed to the back of the teeth, to give the benefits of braces whilst keeping them out of plain sight. Seems simple enough, so why did it not become standard? The lingual brace has a more complex fitting and the brackets on the inside of the teeth can obstruct the tongue, altering speech patterns. Until Incognito Weybridge engineered their way to a better lingual brace.
Orthodontics with class
The time and precision that goes into manufacturing an Incognito Weybridge brace make it a premium product. With traditional orthodontics focused on adolescents, this is a brace built to meet the demands of a growing demographic in orthodontics, adult professionals.
How is it made?
This brace goes further into personalisation than any other system on the market, with precision engineering on each gold anchor point, holding the brace to the inner side of the tooth creating a minimalistic profile. The design relies on an in-depth prescription written up by our orthodontist, so your brace will have all the functions you need, but nothing more, allowing it to remain lightweight and be as subtle as possible.
What does a lingual brace look like?
From the inside, it is not too different from a traditional brace, barring its gold finish. But the Incognito Weybridge system is not visible when your mouth is closed and is unlikely to be noticed in public. With only one internal archwire and very low profile, the brackets are unlikely to cause disruption to your speech or stop you enjoying the food you love.
How long do they need to be effective?
Orthodontics in general is very patient focussed. The level of treatment required varies greatly between people and it is only after an assessment that we can estimate the length of the treatment cycle, and even then, complications may result in the need for a retainer. We are offering a no-obligation, free virtual consultation for adult orthodontics, so feel free to get in contact for more information.
Do lingual braces hurt more than a standard brace?
Braces apply pressure to the teeth to move them to a new location and so, all orthodontic procedures come with a degree of mild discomfort. The standard brace has the added issues of rubbing, which is minimised with tailored lingual braces, but after an adjustment which is known as brace tightening, you should expect discomfort, but this can be managed with over-the-counter pain relief. The size of the adjustments can be reduced if they are becoming unbearable.
Why use gold?
It’s not a symbol of status, it’s an engineering choice. For the metal used in the brace, gold has the necessary tensile strength and is chemically inert, making it the standard material for those with nickel allergies who may have reacted badly to the standard steel-nickel alloy brace.
Can teenagers use lingual braces?
Yes, there are no age restrictions or counter-indications on the use of lingual braces beyond those of standard braces, but you would need parental permission if under the age of 18.