Many people don’t like the idea of wearing obvious metal braces, which means they can decide not to straighten crooked or crowded teeth. But, with the Incognito Hidden Lingual Braces system, the braces actually sit on the back of your teeth, so you can improve your smile without anyone even realizing that you are wearing them.
Incognito Hidden Lingual Braces are made from metal brackets and wires, just like traditional braces. However, the brackets are bonded to the back, instead of the front of the teeth. This makes them pretty much invisible when you open your mouth or smile.
Most people who choose Incognito braces do so because of their discreet appearance. However, not everyone is able to have this type of system. There needs to be enough room on the back of your teeth to affix your braces, so they generally aren’t suitable for children or if you have particularly small teeth. During a consultation, your dentist will assess whether your teeth are suitable for Incognito braces.
If you are a suitable candidate, your dentist will make an impression of your mouth, which will then be sent to the dental lab so your custom-fitted braces can be made. At your next appointment, your dentist will be able to bond the braces to your teeth as well as ensuring you schedule regular follow-up appointments every four to six weeks to check your progress.
Even though you can’t see them, Incognito braces work in much the same way as traditional braces. You will have a system of brackets and wires fixed to your teeth which will then be tightened at intervals by your dentist to encourage your teeth to move into the correct positions to give you a better looking smile. Your dentist will make adjustments at regular intervals over several appointments to achieve the best result for you.
The major benefit of Incognito braces is clearly the option to have teeth realignment without obvious metal braces. These are the main advantages of choosing Incognito over other systems:
To keep Incognito braces free from any debris or food, make sure you brush at least twice a day. You can also continue to floss your teeth when wearing braces, and your dentist will be able to recommend the best floss for you which is less likely to break. It is also important to see your dental hygienist for regular professional cleans such as Airflow polishing, as these will get to even the hard-to-reach places in your mouth.
Your dentist will regularly monitor your progress to make sure you achieve the best results possible. When it is time for your Incognito braces to be taken off, they are removed in the same way as regular braces. Your dentist will remove them using special dental pliers. The process is not painful, but you may find you feel a little pressure. After your braces are removed, your dentist is likely to recommend that you wear a custom-fitted retainer overnight to ensure your teeth remain in the correct position, to give you a smile you can be confident about.