Adults and teenagers alike will sometimes avoid necessary teeth straightening, because they cstyyannot stand the thought of wearing metal braces. Nonetheless, discreet teeth straightening is one of the fastest-growing areas of modern dentistry, primarily targeted at adults and self-conscious teenagers.
Lingual braces are an innovative treatment offered by many dental practices including Weybridge Orthodontics in Weybridge. These customised braces are placed behind the teeth and can achieve the same if not better results as traditional braces with the added bonus of discretion.
How do Incognito braces work?
Incognito lingual braces are custom-made for each patient’s teeth, unlike metal braces or ceramic braces. First, the dentist will take impressions of the teeth and send them to a specialised laboratory, along with a thorough treatment plan. There, the lab technicians will use 3D technology and robotics to create a set of unique nickel brackets and wires that fit each individual perfectly.
Lingual braces work exactly like traditional braces and usually take the same time to align teeth. They move teeth by creating a steady and continuous force on the inside surfaces of the teeth to help them move over a prolonged period of time.
Advantages of Incognito lingual braces
One of the major advantages of lingual braces compared to metal braces, is their invisibility. Incognito braces are invisible when one smiles, allowing for beautiful and confident smiles during treatment. While Invisalign offers similar cosmetic benefits, Incognito lingual braces are fixed and cannot be broken or lost. However, these braces can make brushing and flossing a little more difficult.
Incognito braces are ideal for athletes, musicians playing wind instruments or people who cannot take advantage of Invisalign, but still wish to straighten their teeth discreetly.
Who is a candidate for Incognito braces?
After an initial consultation and evaluation, an experienced dentist can determine quite easily if lingual braces are the best teeth straightening method for certain patients. Generally, all people eligible for metal braces, are also eligible for lingual braces. In some rare cases, a dentist may recommend traditional braces instead if one suffers from severely crooked teeth.
Once the dentists determines one’s eligibility for Incognito braces, the braces will be fixed behind the teeth with a very simple procedure, to be followed by periodic visits to the dentist for any necessary adjustments.