Thanks to advances in dental technology there are many different ways of straightening your teeth. For over a hundred years, teeth straightening was carried out using traditional metal braces that include brackets that are fixed onto the front surface of your teeth and connected with an arch wire that exerts pressure to move the position of your teeth and create a neatly aligned formation. This method of teeth straightening is perhaps the most effective method with excellent results and good longevity.
Traditional braces are used for complex orthodontic issues including teeth that are very crooked and wonky, overlapping teeth, overcrowded teeth, gaps between the teeth, protruding teeth as well as different types of bite disorders affecting the alignment of your jaw. It is a tried and tested method used most commonly in teenagers whose adult teeth have erupted as well as some adult patients who did not undergo teeth straightening when they were younger.
Unfortunately, the modern generation is a bit more reluctant to straighten their teeth with traditional metal braces because although they are highly effective at what they do they are quite visible in the mouth. They often draw further attention to your teeth which if you are already unhappy with the appearance of your smile, you mean not need. Because of this, millions of adult patients have crooked and wonky teeth as they avoided orthodontic treatment when they were younger.
After much research and development many different types of braces have been introduced that straighten your teeth just as effectively but with greater discretion. This means you can achieve excellent aesthetic results without drawing unwanted attention to your mouth. In some cases you can undergo invisible orthodontic treatment which means that no one will even notice that you are straightening your teeth. Speak to your dentist and find out about Incognito Weybridge.
Incognito Weybridge are a type of lingual braces or hidden braces. Dr. Craven Kurz from the USA and Dr. Kinya Fujita in Japan were the first to simultaneously develop prototypes for lingual braces in 1975. As the name suggests, they are hidden out of sight because the components are attached to the back of your teeth in comparison to traditional braces where the brackets and the wires are fitted to the front of your teeth.
This means that they are a highly discreet method of teeth straightening and you can achieve a neatly aligned smile without anyone knowing that you are undergoing orthodontic treatment. Incognito Weybridge have all the advantages of traditional metal braces, but they are hidden from sight which makes them popular amongst adult patients and teenagers who are conscious about their appearance and want to avoid drawing unwanted attention to their mouth.
Incognito braces are custom made from detailed scans and impressions of your mouth using the latest in CAD/CAM computer technology. The braces consist of cast-gold brackets and a wire that is also made from gold alloy unlike other braces that contain nickel, so they do not cause allergic reactions. They may take longer to become accustomed to as the components are inside your mouth. However, soon you should be able to continue as normal.
You may have to introduce some changes to your diet to avoid damaging your braces and it is also important that you maintain excellent dental hygiene at all times to prevent bacteria and food particles from getting caught in them. You will need regular visits to the dental practice to make sure that your teeth and gums remain clean and healthy throughout the treatment and you will also have your braces tightened at regular intervals so the process can continue successfully.
Is Incognito the right treatment for you?
Incognito braces are more expensive than other types of braces, but you can speak to your dentist and find out about a payment plan to make the treatment more affordable. At your initial assessment, you will know exactly how much the treatment will cost and how long it will take to straighten your teeth. You may need a combined treatment plan if you have any dental health complications which need to be addressed beforehand. Your dentist will make sure that Incognito is the right type of braces for you.
However, rest assured that if you are not a suitable candidate, then there are other discrete methods of teeth straightening that are also available to meet your unique dental needs. Speak to your dentist today and find out more about the different types of braces that are available for straightening your teeth and why Incognito could be more advantageous than others for improving the appearance of your smile and promoting better dental health.