The Power of Incognito Braces
Published on July 7, 2016, Updated on June 6, 2017
Incognito orthodontic braces represent the newest advancements in smile transformations with orthodontic care. The Incognito orthodontic brackets system is attached to the lingual side of your teeth (tongue side) so they are virtually invisible when you smile. This state-of-the-art technology works behind the scenes to bring you a customized smile without drawing attention to brackets and wires–all that people will see is your beautiful smile! Incognito braces work more quickly than traditional braces to straighten your teeth and require less adjustments since the bracket system is designed specifically for the shape of your teeth. All of these great results with the added benefits from great aesthetics–Incognito braces will revolutionize orthodontics.
Incognito Braces: Working Behind the Scenes
Working professionals and adult crowds are excited about their orthodontic treatment options. In the past, many have resisted the need to address serious bite and smile issues because they just didn’t feel like they could interrupt their lives with the wires and brackets that accompany traditional braces. But now, Incognito braces are giving them options they never thought were possible. Incognito braces, from 3M Technologies, offer what many have been hoping medical technology would achieve for years–braces that work behind your teeth, out of sight. This obvious cosmetic advantage has been propelling the Incognito Lingual Braces System to the forefront of popular orthodontic options in the industry. Lingual (tongue-side) braces are bonded behind the teeth rather than in front so they are hidden when you talk and smile. Lingual braces offer you the same effective results as traditional braces but with a nearly undetectable appearance during the treatment process.
Customized for You
Unlike traditional metal braces, Incognito braces are 100% percent customized for you. This advantage means you will find superior comfort and maximum results. The high-tech engineering behind this product uses a bracket and wires system that is targeted to your unique needs. And, unlike the other popular invisible braces alternative–Invisalign–they are always on, always working. There are no aligners to have to remove or maintain. The close contouring of lingual braces to your teeth also means that it is more difficult for food particles to get trapped behind your braces keeping your teeth healthier during the process.
Am I a Candidate for Incognito Braces?
The great thing about lingual Braces (Incognito – Hidden Braces) is they are suitable for patients of any age. They offer you the amazing benefit of achieving a great smile, and correcting bite issues, without interfering with your appearance. Anyone who is in need of orthodontic care, but cannot compromise their appearance during treatment, will find lingual braces to be a great fit. You will be able to actually see the improvements to your smile, since your teeth are not hidden by braces in the front. Athletes, musicians who play wind instruments, media professionals and patients who are not candidates for Invisalign®, but wish to attain more discreet orthodontic treatment, may prefer this option of care.
Common Questions About Incognito Braces (Lingual Braces)
The three most common questions we receive about Incognito braces are: 1) do they hurt; 2) will they affect my speech; and 3) are they hard to take care of? Any procedure to move and straighten your teeth will require some tolerance to teeth tenderness as they shift, but the actual process of receiving the braces is painless for most people. You can expect a slight adjustment period as your tongue and tissues get used to having the appliance in your mouth. Wax can help ease some of the discomfort as your mouth adjusts. As far as speech concerns go, most patients adjust to speaking with lingual braces within two weeks. Slowing your speech as you become comfortable with the apparatus will help. The extra effort it takes to adjust to lingual braces (or any braces for that matter) will be worth the results! Incognito braces will not change the difficulty of your oral hygiene routine, but having them present means you do need to be committed to regular and thorough oral hygiene habits. Some patients have found that proxy brushes make cleaning their teeth easy, especially when they are out and about. Others really enjoy the power of electric toothbrushes and water flossers for a thorough cleaning. But, more than anything, you just need to commit to regular brushing and flossing during orthodontic treatment.
Finding a Lingual Braces Provider
Dr. Hardy at Belmar Orthodontics has the expertise, training and experience needed to offer you this technologically-advanced treatment option. He wants all his patients to be comfortable with their orthodontic treatment and not shy away from desired (and necessary) improvements with their smile or mouth health because they think traditional metal braces are their only option.
Schedule a Consultation to Learn More
The best way to find out if you are a candidate for lingual braces and to learn more is to schedule an appointment for an in-office consultation. If you have more questions about Incognito braces or would like to make an appointment to learn more about your options, please contact our office today at 303.225.9016. We are excited to meet you and help you reach your smile goals!