Hidden Straightening for Professionals

July 6, 2018   /   byHealthier Societies  / Categories :  Dental

incognito braces before and afterIt’s a difficult choice: stick with those wonky teeth that mean smiling with closed lips and looking a bit grumpy a lot of the time, or spending months and months with tell-tale and somewhat childish-looking braces on the teeth? For professionals in positions of authority or those who have to deal with the public, the choice can come down to sticking with the devil they know and a lifetime of wonky teeth and a smile they don’t feel good about. This is particularly true if their alignment issues are complex and can’t be resolved with discreet braces, most of which are aimed at mild to moderate misalignments of the front six to eight teeth. There is a solution however, it’s called Incognito in Weybridge.

The great thing about Incognito in Weybridge is that these braces work just like traditional bracket and wire braces, and can be used to fix severe alignment issues, it’s just that they do it by being fixed to the inner surfaces of the teeth rather than the outer ones. Incognito in Weybridge is available from various dentists, including Weybridge Orthodontics.

On the tongue side of the teeth

Incognito is the brand name of these braces. As for what type of braces they are, they are lingual braces. Lingual means ‘of the tongue’ and Incognito braces are fixed to the tongue side of the teeth. The brackets are made of a gold alloy and each one covers the surface of the tooth like a plate. Each bracket is made to fit each tooth exactly, using highly precise measurements of the teeth. Making the brackets takes a bit longer than making ordinary braces, so there’s a gap of about three weeks between the dentist taking the measurements and fitting them.

Once the brackets are in place, they are strung together with wires, just like traditional braces. The braces are tightened by adjusting the wires and this slowly moves the teeth into alignment. The process can take a while, even a couple of years, depending on the severity of the alignment issues. However, the braces are completely hidden behind the tooth, so no one need know what is going on.

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