Incognito™ Hidden Braces
What are Incognito™ Hidden Braces?
Incognito™ hidden braces are fixed braces that are attached to the lingual or back surfaces of your teeth, ensuring they are hidden from view. The braces are fully customised and are engineered to treat your orthodontic issues, as each bracket is individually made to exactly fit the shape of your teeth. They are designed to be comfortable and to perfectly conform to the shape of your teeth making them easy to wear. Each bracket is cast from gold and the surfaces are highly polished for your comfort. The use of gold makes this treatment ideal for anyone who has nickel allergies.
What Orthodontic Problems Can Be Treated with Incognito™ Lingual Braces?
Incognito™ hidden braces can treat just about any orthodontic issues due to the individually designed brackets that enable tooth movement to be precisely controlled. Problems that can be treated with Incognito™ lingual braces include:
- Overcrowded teeth or teeth that are out of alignment
- Gaps in between teeth
- Overbites, where the upper front teeth bite too far in front of the lower front teeth
- Underbites, where the lower front teeth bite too far in front of the upper front teeth
- Crossbites, where the upper teeth bite inside some of the lower teeth
- Open bites, where the front teeth cannot bite together even when the back teeth are in contact
- Completely hidden - As Incognito™ braces are fixed to the back of your teeth, they’re completely hidden
- Discreet - Nobody will know you’re having your teeth straightened
- Fully customised - Each bracket is individually designed using 3D technology to precisely fit the back of each tooth
- Fixed - The braces are working 24 hours a day, continuously moving your teeth
- Fast - Teeth are constantly moving so treatment time is quicker than with removable braces
- Comfortable - 3D design and printing means each bracket fits comfortably
- Increased precision - The brackets are thinner and less obtrusive than normal mass-produced brackets which gives your orthodontist greater control over the final result
- Complex bites - Incognito™ lingual braces can treat a range of cases, from teeth that are slightly crowded to complex bite problems
- Minor discomfort - Fixed lingual braces can take a little getting used to
- More time needed to clean - Fixed braces require a little extra care to keep clean
What Is the Step-By-Step Process for Having Incognito™ Hidden Braces?
The steps for finding out more and getting Incognito™ Hidden Braces are as follows:
- You will need to attend a consultation at the Harley Street Orthodontic Centre. One of our orthodontic specialists will need to conduct a thorough examination of your teeth, gums and bite to confirm this type of brace is suitable for your needs.
- We will take a digital scan of your teeth, any x-rays needed and clinical photographs. This information is sent to the laboratory to create models of your teeth in their present position as well as a model showing how they will look once your teeth are straightened.
- Once your orthodontist has approved the treatment plan then the customised brackets and wires will be constructed. This process can take several weeks as they are individually made to provide you with the most comfortable brace.
- The next step is to have the brackets, wires and elastics fixed in position. These may feel strange at first but you will soon get used to them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Will Incognito™ Hidden Braces Hurt?
You can expect to feel some tenderness as you teeth begin to move position, and especially immediately after your braces have been fitted. This is perfectly normal and occurs in all types of orthodontic treatment. Any discomfort can normally be controlled with over-the-counter painkillers.
How Long Will Treatment Take?
The precision design of Incognito™ Hidden Braces helps to ensure treatment is as quick as possible. Everyone's case is different, and the exact length of treatment can vary considerably although you may begin to notice a difference before you even have your first appointment after fitting.
What About Eating and Drinking and Cleaning My Teeth during Treatment?
The design of these braces helps to ensure they are not that difficult to keep clean, although you may find an electric toothbrush helps make the process easier. You should be able to use dental floss perfectly normally, but many patients find using interdental brushes or even a water flosser helps to maintain oral hygiene. You will want to avoid eating very sticky foods that could adhere to the brackets, or very hard foods that could dislodge the brackets or damage the wires. If a bracket becomes loose, then it is important to save it so it can be re-attached as these are custom made to fit your teeth and cannot be easily replaced.
For a fixed brace that is suitable for simple treatment of the front six teeth only, take a look at CFast.