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Hidden braces or Lingual braces were first introduced in the 1970s. They are still the most discreet way to straighten teeth, and they just keep getting better.
Lingual braces work like traditional fixed braces, using brackets and wires to align your teeth. But, unlike traditional braces, the brackets and wires are hidden away behind your teeth.
Some lingual braces feature custom-made brackets and wires. These help your braces to fit the surfaces on the back of your teeth. They also provide your orthodontist with greater control for outstanding results
Damon braces are smaller than other conventional orthodontic treatments. If you decide to get Damon Clear braces, they will be practically invisible, which is a benefit for the more image conscious patients.
Damon braces’ unique slide mechanism allows your teeth to move while using less forces and friction.
Damon braces’ sliding mechanism means there are less ligatures where plaque and bacteria can be accumulated compared with conventional treatments. This means you will have better oral hygiene and health throughout your treatment.
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.
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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