If you’re looking to straighten your teeth but aren’t keen on metal braces or clear aligners, incognito braces may be the best option for you! Incognito braces are traditional metal braces that are attached to the back of your teeth, making them a discreet option to get the smile you want. Our orthodontist near Webster Groves explains more below.
What Are Incognito Braces?
Incognito (or behind-the-teeth braces) are traditional metal braces that are mounted to the back of your teeth instead of the front. However, the procedure is different for incognito braces. Our orthodontist will take an impression of your teeth to custom fabricate the braces to fit behind your teeth, unlike traditional braces that use individually mounted stock brackets. The custom fabrication makes sure that you have the perfect, most comfortable fit!
Incognito Braces Benefits
The main benefit of incognito braces is that they are virtually invisible. And, unlike clear aligners, you don’t have to remove them to eat or brush your teeth or worry about losing them. With traditional braces, there is a concern that your teeth may stain around the bracket. With hidden braces, this is much less of a concern, and if there is staining, it will not be as noticeable! These braces are also great for people who play woodwind or brass instruments, as traditional braces can get in the way and make it difficult to play.
After having incognito braces put on, your speech may change temporarily. This should subside after a couple of weeks adjusting to the brackets. Another thing to keep in mind is that hidden braces require more attention when brushing and flossing since it is harder to see if there is food stuck in the brackets. However, with proper care, these braces may be the perfect fit for you!
Contact Our Orthodontist near Webster Groves Today To Find Out More!
The information provided in this article is not meant to be medical advice and is for educational purposes only. If you would like to learn more about retainers or other topics related to orthodontics, feel free to contact Borello Orthodontics with convenient offices near Webster Groves by clicking here or by calling 636.628.2182.