What are Incognito braces?

So you have heard of Incognito Weybridge and you are perhaps left wondering what this sort of brace is, what it does and how it works, and we don’t blame you! Many patients have plenty of knowledge about traditional braces and how they work, but then they hear the word ‘incognito’ and are left stumped. This might be because they find it difficult to imagine that a journey with braces can in fact go ‘incognito’. If that’s you, then let us help you to see how this can be achievable. incognito-weybridge

Returning then to the idea of traditional braces. As you are most likely thinking, traditional braces are those which utilise brackets and wires as their mechanism of changing the position of your teeth. The brackets for these braces are adhered to the front surface of each tooth, with a ring generally placed on each of the furthest molars back to anchor the wires to. The wires are clipped to each bracket and, over a given period of time, are intermittently tightened in order to create the position of more aligned teeth.

Incognito Weybridge braces use a very similar mechanism for straightening your teeth, but in a perhaps more subtle way.

How do Incognito braces work?

As previously stated, the Incognito Weybridge brace is a more subtle way of straightening your teeth. They are a form of lingual brace which means that they utilise brackets and wires (much like the traditional braces mentioned above) which are secured to the back surface of the teeth. Because this system is adhered to the back of each tooth, it is considered to be less noticeable to those around you. This means that if you are planning orthodontic treatment, but are hoping to reduce the likelihood of additional attention throughout your treatment, then Incognito could be a good option for you to consider.

The brackets, archwires and bonding trays which are used as part of this system are custom-made to fit your teeth and mouth. The brackets, for example, are shaped to fit the back surface of each of your teeth, moulded to the shape of each one. This provides the benefit of additional comfort as the bracket fits snugly along the tooth, leaving less room for the brackets and wires to create an uncomfortable protrusion.

How do I know whether Incognito braces are right for me?

Every patient is different and their dental needs are personal to only them, therefore it is essential that you consult with your dentist when considering any form of dental treatment. Here at Weybridge Orthodontics, your dental practitioner will be pleased to discuss the most appropriate treatment options for yourself, your dental needs and the goals you have in mind for your treatment. After a thorough examination has taken place, we can make a recommendation for you about what your options are for treatment and discuss how these can help you to attain the smile you are looking for.

If this system is recommended for you, in some cases it is possible for the end results of treatment to be predicted through the use of three dimensional imaging technology. This can help you to visualise what your future smile could look like, helping you to decide your next steps.