In this blog we are going to discuss the three benefits that using Incognito braces can bring you. But what are Incognito braces?
Incognito are a type of lingual braces that fit to the inside surface of your teeth for a discreet method of straightening. This makes them a good option for patients who may not like the idea of having visible braces at an older age, due to confidence issues. The orthodontic brackets are made from a gold alloy that is less likely to cause nickel related allergies. The brackets are made specifically to create an exact fit around each tooth, making them an effective type of braces.
The most obvious benefit that comes with using Incognito braces is that they are invisible to others. People who may have insecurities with their teeth or don’t like the idea of having a traditional brace, drawing attention to their teeth, will gain confidence wearing Incognito. Patients are free of worry when smiling as their braces will not be on show.
The main benefit that comes from using Incognito braces is the reduced discomfort. During the first few weeks of wearing the braces you will experience some tenderness, but this should subside and leave you pain free. If you do experience any pain for a longer duration, you should contact your orthodontist.
Within the first few days of wearing the Incognito braces some minor speech impediments may occur. For example a slight lisp when pronouncing certain words such as those containing the letter S. However these should soon minimise, leaving you free to speak clearly for their whole duration of wear. If not, you should consult your orthodontist to discuss any helpful speech exercises.
If you are interested in having Incognito lingual braces contact us at Oldham Orthodontics!