Unlike traditional braces which are attached to the front surface of the tooth, lingual braces are placed on the inside of your teeth making them barely visible when talking or smiling. This helps to keep a more natural look throughout the course of treatment whilst your teeth are slowly moving into position. A natural smile that you can see eventually straightening.
Lingual braces are made by Incognito and are a customised bracket and wire teeth straightening solution that are bonded to the tongue side of your teeth. This makes them more discreet than fixed white braces or clear fixed braces.
At Kew Road Dental in Richmond, they are one of the preferred methods of tooth straightening for our patients who are concerned about their appearance throughout their course of treatment. As the brackets require customisation for each tooth, Incognito™ braces can cost as much as traditional braces or sometimes even more. Our orthodontist will first need to assess your teeth and then advise the best orthodontic treatment for you.
Our orthodontist in Richmond offers both Incognito™ braces for full arch treatment and Incognito™ Lite for more localised treatments. The full Incognito treatment attaches brackets to the inner side of all the teeth and is used for most cases, but Incognito lite only attaches to the front teeth. This only moves the front teeth and is used to correct milder cases of crowding or crooked teeth. Incognito™ Lite costs much less as there are less customized brackets.
Lingual braces are suitable for both teenagers and adults and achieve predictable results. Traditional fixed braces can be uncomfortable but Incognito™ braces use a flat design which improves comfort. Lingual braces can also be used for both simple to complex orthodontic cases but one of the main benefits is the fact that they are hidden behind your teeth. Ideal for patients who are conscious about their appearance when socialising or have a career in Television.
At Kew Road Dental in Richmond, our orthodontist will advise you of the estimated length of treatment time required using lingual braces. Each patient’s case is different and will depend upon your individual requirements. By using advanced technology and customisable brackets, your teeth will move in a highly efficient manner.
Every patient’s experience is different. Sometimes a small number of patients experience minor speech impediment for the first few weeks, but this will improve over time. Playing of a wind or brass instrument may require you to change your technique whilst you are wearing the braces.
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