Incognito™ Hidden Braces
Incognito™ Hidden Braces are an advanced and unique orthodontic treatment option featuring customized braces placed on the lingual (back) of the teeth where they are completely hidden from view. This allows people to go about their daily routine without feeling self-conscious because their braces are virtually invisible from the outside. No one will know you are wearing them unless you tell them.
Incognito™ Hidden Braces are available in a full version which covers the whole jaw or lite version which is specially designed to fix just your “social six” – the teeth that are visible at the front of your mouth.
Incognito™ Hidden Braces can treat nearly any orthodontic issue, and are suitable for all age groups – children, adolescents and adults who want to correct their tooth position. The brace is custom made utilizing advanced computer modeling and visualization software for each patient to maximize comfort and ensure precise results.
Step By Step Procedure for Fitting Incognito Hidden Braces.
Step 1. Impressions and Casts
As a first step, your Roomchang orthodontist will take a set of very accurate and detailed impressions of your upper and lower teeth. These impressions are then sent to our in house dental laboratory where the brackets and wire will be constructed using CAD/CAM and robotic wire bending technology.
Our laboratory technicians will then make casts from these impressions and use these to make a “setup” of your teeth, a model of your teeth in both their current condition and the desired position at the end of treatment.
Step 2. Creating The Braces
Once completed, the setup is scanned into a computer. This digitized information is then used to design and make your customized orthodontic brackets using CAD/CAM technology. Robotic wire bending is used to create the series of arch wires that will be needed for your case.
On completion your brackets are embedded into an applicator tray. This custom-made application will fit over your teeth and hold your brackets in precise alignment during the procedure used to bond them in place.
The time need for completion of this step is usually around several weeks
Step 3. Fitting
An appointment will be made where the Incognito braces can be attached to your teeth. This is usually about four weeks after your impressions were initially taken.
The cementation process is relatively straightforward. Firstly the surface of your teeth is prepared so the bonding will adhere to them properly. Then bonding cement is applied to each of the brackets and then the applicator tray that holds them into place is pressed firmly against your teeth to each individual bracket remains in precise alignment until its cement has cured.
Once the cement has set, your orthodontist will break away the applicator tray. The brackets will remain in place on your teeth and the first of the pre-bent arch wires that the laboratory has prepared can be installed. Once this has been completed your active treatment has now begun.
Am I a candidate for lingual braces?
As each individual case differs considerably the only way to be sure if you can receive Incognito treatment is to make a consultation appointment with one of our specialized Orthodontists. However the majority of cases for both adults and adolescents can be treated with Incognito.
Are external braces better than lingual braces?
No, Incognito braces provide equally good treatment, in fact the CAD/CAM precision and individual customization involved in the design of Incognito Hidden Braces is almost sure to guarantee better results than front side attached braces, which normally use stock parts and no customization.
What are the disadvantages of Incognito Braces?
Due to the placement of the braces, food is more easily trapped and it is more difficult to clean the braces. Also some patients may experience some slight speech problems, although this usually goes away after a few weeks. However Incognito Hidden Braces are some of the smallest available, and most patients feel the benefits of have their braces hidden from view outweighs these disadvantages.