Straighten your teeth with Lingual braces at Mountain View Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.
Conventional braces have been used for treating malocclusion for a long time now and are widely regarded as the best solution for it. However, they leave an unpleasant appearance on the patients’ smile that could lead to embarrassment. This led to the idea of getting braces behind the teeth, which is an ingenious one.
Incognito™ braces, also known as Lingual braces, are the ones that get fixed to the inner surface of the teeth. They are just as effective as conventional braces, with the advantage that they wouldn’t be visible when you smile. They are a great orthodontic solution for both adults and teens, especially to patients who would prefer an aesthetically pleasing option.
Why choose Lingual braces?
- Braces are by far the quickest and most effective means of treating misalignment of teeth. Lingual braces, though fixed to the teeth from the inner side, still retain this advantage.
- They don’t leave an unpleasing appearance on the smile of the patient. In fact, one wouldn’t even have the faintest idea that you have them on, unless they take a closer look or you disclose it to them. You wouldn’t have a problem posing for pictures or even going getting married in them since they aren’t seen face on.
- With conventional braces, the chances of you getting injured are higher when you take a hit to the mouth, as the soft inner tissues of the lips, face, and cheeks get hit.
Are Lingual braces comfortable to wear?
Lingual braces would be custom manufactured to cater to each patient’s specific needs. They would fit perfectly on the teeth and offer great results at the end of the treatment period. Initially, they may feel a little odd as they would be facing the tongue and always be in contact with it. Patients may experience slight discomfort during the first few days (which is present in the case of conventional braces as well), but it would eventually wear off as you would get accustomed to it.
How is the treatment procedure carried out?
The treatment would usually start off with a thorough screening of your teeth and soft tissues to check for signs of cavities and infections. The teeth will be cleaned and a high definition video scan is then taken directly in the mouth for the highest precision. The Incogntio Braces are then custom manufactured for each individual case as the shape of each tooth is highly variable. CAD/CAM technology is used to design, mill, and create each bracket out of 24-carat gold in order to prevent any metal allergies and to design the smallest bracket profile possible. Each wire is also custom bent by highly sophisticated robots making this a highly customized system.
During the next visit, the brackets would be placed on the teeth and check for fit and comfort before fixing them in place.. Any minor adjustments, if required, will be made and using dental adhesives, they will be attached to the inside surface. Wires will be made to run through the brackets and tightened accurately to apply forces on the teeth to move them to the desired positions.
Call Mountain View Family & Cosmetic Dentistry at (650) 988-9458 or schedule an online appointment to know more about Lingual braces / Incognito