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Incognito braces are the invisible and modern lingual bracket system which offers a truly discrete teeth straightening experience. Each brace bracket is hidden on the back of each tooth, so that from the front they remain completely invisible. This means that you are free to go about your daily life without being hindered by other people’s perceptions of your braces.
The brackets are not shaped like conventional brace brackets. This means that they do not stick out far past your actual tooth back, meaning it will only be a very short time after they are fitted before you are able to eat and speak normally again.
Because Incognito braces are moulded for the individual, they are suitable for patients of any age. They can be used to treat a variety of orthodontic problems including teeth spacing issues, crooked teeth and overlapping teeth.
Because they are hidden behind your teeth, they are extremely discrete. People really won’t be able to tell that you are wearing braces at all.
Each Incognito bracket is custom made to fit your teeth precisely so they are much more comfortable than traditional braces. They will disrupt your lifestyle much less as it will be hardly any time before you can eat and speak as normal.
The brackets fit to the back of your teeth meaning there is no risk that when the brackets are removed the front surfaces of the teeth will be damaged. And lastly, effective results are seen in a much shorter time period.
The exact time frame that it will take for Incognito Braces to deliver great results will differ depending on the orthodontic issue which is being resolved. We offer all of our patients a free consultation in which our highly skilled dentists will be able to examine your teeth and give you all of the information about our various treatment programmes, so you are able to make an informed decision about your orthodontic treatment.
In our free consultations you will also be able to discuss the payment plans which we offer to patients to help them break down the cost of treatment. Call us to arrange your free consultation today.
Who can benefit from orthodontic treatment?
At Portman, we have treated thousands of patients, aged from eight to 88 years old. There is never a point in life where we cannot move healthy crooked teeth into their ideal positions.
Why are my teeth not straight?
There are many causes of overcrowding, gaps and crooked teeth. For some people it can be inherited or possibly acquired, either due to a habit (sucking of the thumb, prolonged use of a dummy), or because of the premature loss of milk teeth or adult teeth.
What can be treated?
Orthodontic treatments have evolved enormously over the last 20 years. Now problems such as gaps between the teeth, crowded teeth, overbite (upper teeth covering the majority of the lower ones), open bite (upper and lower teeth almost don’t touch) and cross bites can all be treated.
What will the impact of orthodontic treatment be?
Orthodontic problems can have a profound impact on a person and their social and professional life. Depending on the extent of a problem, you might even be too self-conscious to smile. Effective orthodontic treatment not only improves your appearance, but also goes a long way to improving your self-confidence.
Should teeth be straightened for health reasons?
The correction of poor dental positioning also improves oral hygiene, as crowded or crooked teeth are often hard to clean properly. With such an improvement, the risk of gum disease for example – which can result in loss of teeth in extreme cases – is prevented.
What other benefits does teeth straightening offer?
Orthodontic treatment improves chewing efficiency by re-establishing the correct relationship between lower and upper teeth, removing the difficulty you may have when chewing certain kinds of food, and so providing better nutrition.
In some cases, orthodontics can also prevent complications in the temporomandibular joint (the joint which joins the jaw to the skull). Chronic pain in the head, face, neck or ears, as well as dizziness, nausea and restricted ability to open and close the mouth can originate here.
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