From the patient perspective, there has never been a better time to get braces as an adult. This is because there are so many options that allow you to get the look you want without compromising your lifestyle.
If you did not want to look good, then you would not be choosing to get cosmetic orthodontic work done with a dentist like Weybridge Orthodontics. However, what if maintaining the standard of your look is absolutely crucial to your lifestyle? There are many people who cannot afford to compromise the impression they make in the world even for the duration of a teeth straightening treatment. If that is you, then you might want to consider the ultimate in discreet braces – Incognito.
Why Choose Incognito?
Many methods claim to be invisible and are, indeed, very discreet. However, if ‘practically invisible’ is not enough for you then choose a method that is actually hidden. This is where Incognito comes in. This method utilises lingual braces for the ultimate in invisibility.
Lingual braces are fitted to the backs of the teeth. Otherwise, they do the same job that traditional braces do.
How Do They Work?
Braces all work in the same way. They exert pressure on the teeth, which causes the body to respond by gradually allowing them to move. The difference between the various available methods comes down to how they go about exerting that force and what they look like whilst doing so.
Lingual braces use brackets and wires to achieve the required movement. When they are first fitted, it may take a little time to get used to feel of them on the backs of your teeth. Everyone is different when it comes to adapting to new circumstances but this sensation will eventually fade.
As with any other braces method, there can be some general discomfort in the teeth when lingual braces are initially fitted. This can be alleviated using over-the-counter painkillers and will also diminish over time.
Once you have achieved the desired effect, your braces will be removed. This is a relatively swift process and something you might like to celebrate. The journey is not quite over yet though. You will need to wear some form of retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting over the next 12 months or so. There are also discreet retainer options available so talk to your dentist about these.