Choosing Incognito Braces

shutterstock_155143157Incognito lingual braces image by Supersmile OrthodontistTraditional metal braces have a tendency to stand out and everyone around knows that you are attempting to make a change. They should be tightened occasionally and with that comes some distressing appointments at the orthodontist’s office. Today, people wish to improve their look without having to spend a couple of years looking worse first. Aside from invisible braces that have become so popular, Incognito braces are beginning to become an option for adults and teenagers.

Incognito braces are also called lingual braces, which is a brand new alternative on the orthodontic market. Rather than placed on the front surface of the teeth they are attached at the back or the tongue side of the teeth. Most individuals are not going to notice the brackets attached inside the mouth.

Yet, much like traditional braces, there are limits to what an individual can eat while wearing them. They cannot manage to eat gums or other sticky foods that tend to stick in the metal, unlike Invisalign braces which can be removed when eating. There aren’t any metal components that will prevent proper oral care and maintenance.

With Incognito lingual braces, patients need to see the orthodontist more often to get the braces fixed. Like traditional braces this can be slightly painful to the patients. Incognito patients often come in more frequently than others.
To some people price is important in choosing the most appropriate kind of braces. Invisalign braces are generally more expensive than metal braces, but they are less debilitating, more comfortable, and are more beneficial. Incognito braces do cost more than other braces because they have to be customised to perfectly fit ones teeth and effectively treat the problem.

If you would like additional information about Incognito braces in Canberra and our orthodontics expert, give us a call and schedule a consultation.