In this new generation of orthodontic appliances for teens and adults, there are many orthodontic treatment options from which to choose. One relatively new method that has generated excitement among orthodontic patients is Incognito. You can elect to place Incognito braces on your top arch, and traditional braces (metal or clear) on the bottom, as these teeth are usually less visible to others.
Incognito is a type of an orthodontic bracket system, commonly known as lingual braces. Sometimes referred to as “inside braces,” lingual braces are placed behind the teeth rather than in front, making the treatment completely invisible.
Traditional braces are placed on the outside of the teeth, miking them highly visible. Lingual braces perform the same overall function as traditional braces, by applying slow, constant pressure over time, which causes the teeth to move into their desired position—only they can’t be seen.
And like traditional braces, Incognito uses a wire and bracket system to apply force to move the teeth. However, with Incognito, no one will know you are wearing braces unless you tell them.
Incognito braces are, well, incognito. Being on the back of teeth as opposed to the front, it is a great way to treat malocclusions for those self-conscious patients.
Many patients’ chief concerns when considering orthodontic treatment is how it will change their appearance. For those patients who want to better their smile without others knowing, Incognito is the perfect treatment option.
Incognito braces are as unique as the people who wear them. Because no two people are alike, no two sets of Incognito are alike.
To create lingual braces, an orthodontist will take a mold of the teeth. This can be done using the more traditional method or use newer technology to get a digital impression of the teeth (Orthodontic Associates uses a 3M True Definition Scanner).
Your (digital) impression is sent to Incognito. Here the brackets and wires are manufactured according to your orthodontist’s treatment plan. This process takes about six weeks. After that, the brackets are bonded (or “cemented”) to the back of your teeth.
With Incognito, you have a completely custom made bracket system, ensuring effective, and efficient treatment combined with great aesthetics.
These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art robotic technology that bends wires so precisely that they become 100% customized for your case, and each bracket is made to conform to the shape of your teeth.
They are more effective than plastic aligners. These braces can correct complex problems such as rotations, bite discrepancies, as well as crowding and/or spacing.
Manufacturers of Incognito braces are continually making design improvements. Today’s low-profile brackets are one a fraction of the size of their traditional counterparts.
Most lingual braces are 1.5mm thick, whereas older ones were 3.5mm. Incognito brackets’ contours are much rounder and smoother than previously available.
Incognito braces have been used to treat men and women ranging from the age of 13 to older than 60. Most people who can be treated with regular braces can be treated with Incognito, but only your orthodontist can tell you if Incognito is the right treatment option for you.
People who stand to benefit from this treatment approach can include:
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