There’s very little chance that braces are ever going to be the next must-have designer accessory for the glamourous; they’ve just got too much history and association with being a gawky teen. But, if you are an adult who’s got some complex problems with your teeth that you need to sort, there is a way to do this without having the full railway junction look on view for a couple of years.
If you live in or around Weybridge, Incognito braces from us at Weybridge Orthodontics are a brilliant solution to your problems.
Most braces for adults are designed to be as discreet as possible. The ones that are fixed to the front of the teeth have smaller brackets and finer wires. There are also ones that look like mouth guards that snap on over the teeth. Both kinds of discreet braces work really well, as long as you only have mild to moderate alignment issues. They work best on the front teeth only. Anything more than that and you are looking at getting more complex braces, and that’s where Incognito in Weybridge comes in.
These braces work like traditional bracket and wire braces, but with a big difference: they are fixed to the inner surfaces of the teeth rather than the outward-facing surfaces. In the dental profession, we refer to them as lingual (tongue-side) braces.
Getting Incognito in Weybridge
If we think Incognito are the right braces for you, we will take detailed measurements of the inner surfaces of all your teeth. These measurements are sent away to a lab where a bracket is custom-made from gold alloy to fit each one of your teeth. This takes about three weeks, so a bit of waiting time is involved.
When the braces come back, we fix them onto the insides of your teeth. Having the braces on the inner-facing surfaces can take a bit of getting used to, but you will adjust pretty easily.
The length of treatment time will depend on the complexity of your alignment issues, but the great news is that, unless you choose to tell, no one will know you are having your teeth straightened. Incognito in Weybridge makes straightening seem like magic.