Discreet orthodontics offer major changes to your smile without requiring you to draw unwanted attention during treatment. Among these options are Incognito braces, a type of lingual braces. In addition to offering the classic benefits of lingual braces, Incognito provides patients with some unique and considerable advantages. Here is more about this treatment offered at our Houston orthodontic center, how it works and what distinguishes it from classic lingual braces.
Benefits of Lingual Orthodontics
Lingual orthodontics use brackets and wires just as traditional braces do. In this case, however, the braces are placed behind the teeth, where they remain hidden. This approach ensures that patients get the versatility that metal braces provide while avoiding aesthetic issues. Many patients in Houston choose Incognito braces for the benefit of their appearance, but this treatment also can be preferable for comfort, especially for athletes. Woodwind musicians also prefer this option as it does not hinder their normal performance.
How Incognito Works
Just like traditional braces, Incognito braces first require bonding of the brackets to the teeth. Next, the arch wires are threaded through the brackets and tightened appropriately. The wires are again repeatedly tightened at regular appointments until the end of treatment, when patients get retainers to wear. The retainers are similar to those used after other orthodontics and work by helping results become permanent.
How Incognito Is Different
Incognito is different from other lingual braces offered at our Houston office in a few notable ways. For example, the brackets are made from a gold alloy, which is hypoallergenic and ideal for patients who are allergic to the nickel. The brackets are also flat, ensuring even more comfort than what other lingual braces provide. Finally, each treatment is totally personalized to the individual for the best results.
Incognito braces are an option for most teenagers and adults who can receive traditional braces. This treatment is also possible for many patients who are not eligible to use Invisalign, making it an attractive alternative for discretion. Most patients who choose Incognito can expect to finish treatment in about two years, just as with traditional braces. By scheduling a consultation with our orthodontist at Antoine Dental Center, patients can find out if Incognito braces are right for them.
Copyright 2015. Antoine Dental Center. All Rights Reserved.