What are Incognito Braces?
Incognito braces, also known as Lingual braces, are a modern alternative to conventional braces. They are an advanced model that seeks to make wearing of braces more discreet and comfortable for many patients. Incognito braces, unlike the traditional braces, are hidden in the back of the teeth. They allow patients to go on with their day to day activities without the worry of feeling self-conscious when smiling or talking to others.
How do Incognito Braces work and look?
Lingual braces work almost the same as traditional braces. They are comprised of arch wires and small metal brackets that are fixed to the teeth to apply continuous pressure and hence gradually straighten and fix other problems with your teeth. After treatment, the teeth will look well set and aligned.
However, Lingual braces don’t look like traditional braces because they are bonded to the back of the teeth. They are designed to fit a patient’s teeth perfectly and hence one cannot be see them from the front. The braces are also a great alternative to traditional braces as they offer faster healing results and are less likely to cause problems like decay and decalcification.
When should I get Incognito braces?
If having traditional braces lowers your self-esteem or you are concerned with your appearance, then lingual braces are for you. It offers all the benefits of fixed braces giving you the best possible results and its low profile brackets also help to make it more comfortable than traditional braces. If also you are planning on attending a special occasion such as a prom night or wedding, or you engage in contact sports or play a wind instrument, having Incognito braces are the best way to go.