Incognito Braces: The Treatment No One Can See
An increasing number of adults are choosing to straighten their teeth later in life, and are looking for subtle ways to do so. Metal braces may be the staple of orthodontic treatment for children and teenagers, but it’s not hard to understand why adults would prefer to avoid them.
Improving tooth alignment has health as well as cosmetic benefits. Straighter teeth are much easier to keep clean, with fewer gaps in which food particles can get trapped and plaque can build up. This brings improvements to oral hygiene (with regular brushing and flossing) and can help to prevent tooth decay and gum disease.
Gum disease in particular has been linked to a number of general health conditions, from rheumatoid arthritis to strokes, heart and lung disease. Therefore, anything that can be done to avoid it is a good choice.
Surrey Braces in Weybridge appreciates the need for subtly in adult orthodontics. One increasingly popular method is to use Incognito lingual braces, which though made from metal are invisible in everyday life.
How so? That’s simple. Incognito braces are attached to the rear – or lingual – surfaces of the teeth, meaning that they won’t be seen unless someone is staring directly down into your mouth. As this is likely to be your orthodontist, dentist, or hygienist, you won’t need to worry about anyone pointing out your braces as you go about your day-to-day business.
Unlike some cosmetic brace systems, Incognito can be used to correct a wide range of orthodontic issues. Because they are attached to the lingual side of the teeth, there is also no risk of decalcification on the front surfaces of the teeth, which can occasionally be an issue with traditional braces.
Another big benefit of this type of brace is that whilst most braces are made from nickel-titanium, Incognito braces are made from gold alloy. This means that they are an excellent option for anyone who has a nickel allergy.
Treatment time with these braces will depend on the type and amount of correction required. It can take a little time to get used to the feel of a lingual brace, but most people adapt very quickly.