What are orthodontics, and why may Incognito be recommended to a patient?

Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that aims to straighten, and realign the position of the teeth within the mouth, as well as sometimes realigning the jaw. All forms of braces can help to rectify overcrowding of the teeth, as well as front protrusion of the teeth. It is commonly thought that an overbite can only be fixed by traditional metal braces, however modern more subtle forms of braces can also help to resolve this problem. With fast changes in orthodontics, many modern forms of brace have been recently developed, clear aligners being an example of this, with one of the largest brand providers being Invisalign. Despite clear aligners growing in popularity, there are several other forms of discreet braces within modern dentistry, that many patients may not be aware of.                                             

Individuals who may be advised to receive Incognito in Weybridge, clear aligners, or more subtle braces, may be of the older generation, although they could be deemed suitable in practical terms for any orthodontic device. Some of these individuals may believe that obvious orthodontics may hinder their career prospects, or simply believe that obvious dental work may diminish their self-confidence.


How do Incognito produce straighter teeth?

Incognito is just one brand provider for a type of brace known as ‘lingual braces’. Lingual braces are a more subtle form of brace that aims to be undetectable to individuals viewing the patient’s mouth. Within modern dentistry there is an increasing demand for more subtle forms of orthodontics, which produce rapid and effective results. Incognito could be argued as one of the best alternatives to traditional metal braces, and work in an alternative way. Lingual braces eliminate the need for heavy metal brackets and distinguishable wires, using a more subtle approach to encourage the teeth to move in a positive direction.


The orthodontic process

Incognito, as a one provider of lingual braces, works by placing a thin metal wire and tooth caps behind the teeth. Incognito braces are created using state-of-the-art modern dental technology, and are custom made to address each individual’s dental condition. Incognito braces use custom made archwires, brackets, and bonding wires which are designed to create targeted and individualised results. Incognito braces require no removal during eating or sleeping, and patients value this ease. When designing these modern braces, orthodontists use three dimensional imaging technology to produce a projected image of the potential results. Orthodontists will analyse in great detail the patient’s teeth and mouth, to produce an accurate predicted image, measurement, and brace design.


How long do Incognito braces take to produce results?

In terms of the design process, the Incognito brace may take from around four to six weeks to be designed. Following the initial consultation, the installation process can be performed in one single visit to the dentist, however, in more complex cases this may vary. In terms of treatment time, much like any other brace, this depends greatly on the complexity of the individual case. As a general rule, treatment time may range from one to two years, however much like traditional metal braces, extreme cases may take longer.

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