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FAQs about Incognito invisible braces

Do you want to straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal or traditional braces?

At Boston Orthodontics, we know one or two things about braces and aligners! And should you come to us with a more complex dental misalignment, we may be able to offer you the ever-popular Incognito, invisible braces Wimpole Street. Great!


Want to know a bit more about Incognito braces? Here, our team answers the most common questions that we receive about these invisible braces Wimpole Street.


What are Incognito braces?


In short, these invisible braces Wimpole Street are fitted and consist of the same parts as a standard brace; an archwire and brackets.


They are technically known as lingual braces and instead of being attached to the front of the teeth in the way that traditional braces are, they are attached to the back, helping them to be more visually discreet.


What can they treat?


Incognito braces are designed to treat the same range of dental issues that standard braces can treat; they simply do so with more discretion!


If you need to have your teeth rotated, suffer a protruding tooth or teeth, or simply have a more complex orthodontic case, you may be suitable for an Incognito brace.


For more information on whether or not this brace is suitable for treating your type of misalignment, please book a consultation with our team at Boston Orthodontics today!


How long is the treatment time?


It is worth noting that the Incognito brace is a fitted one and that as such it can treat more complex cases of dental misalignment.


So, while we cannot speculate too much on how long your realigning process will take, it will usually range from 6-18 months as standard. In cases that involve surgery to realign the jaws, you may need to wear it for 36 months.


Are they uncomfortable?


Even in this day and age, there is sadly no such thing as a totally comfortable form of orthodontics; even invisible aligners such as Invisalign can be problematic for some patients!

But, with Incognito braces, the brackets themselves can move differently to those of a standard brace; this is known as self-ligating and allows the entire process of realigning your teeth to be more comfortable, especially after adjustments.


If you do experience any kind of discomfort during the treatment process, we will usually advise you to take over-the-counter pain relief such as paracetamol. And of course, if you notice continual discomfort from wearing this brace, please talk to our team.


Will they impact my speech?


It is extremely likely that during the first few days of wear your braces will impact your speech, solely based on them being located on the inside of your teeth.


However, the brackets of this brace are designed to be completely flat and lie straight against the tooth. With this sleek design, it is unlikely to impact your speech for an extended period.


If you are having problems adapting to this brace and need some help with tips on how to manage it, please talk to our team.

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