Braces are a great way to create a straight and beautiful smile, but many people prefer an alternative to traditional braces. If you’re interested in improving your smile subtly and effectively, it's time to contact your orthodontist! Before you schedule an appointment, consider this overview on Incognito braces and how they differ from other types of braces:
The most commonly used braces are metal braces. Metal braces use metal brackets and archwires to provide orthodontic treatment. Another common option is ceramic braces, or braces that are made from a clear material and utilize the same elastic ties as metal braces. As with metal braces, ceramic braces also incorporate archwires that are visible across the teeth. Another option for dental patients is the Invisalign System, which uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move the teeth. However, Invisalign only works to correct specific malocclusions or orthodontic bite problems.
Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Incognito braces offer a unique approach to orthodontic treatment. Incognito braces are created using state-of-the art technology that allows them to be 100% customizable. This means that Incognito braces are unique to each individual’s dental situation and tooth shape. Unlike metal or ceramic braces, Incognito braces are placed behind the teeth, so they are not visible to others. Incognito braces are also known as lingual braces because they are placed on the side of the tooth nearest the tongue. This makes Incognito braces ideal for adult professionals, musicians who play wind instruments, and individuals playing contact sports. In addition, Incognito braces can be used by patients of almost any age.
Are you a candidate for Incognito braces? Find out by setting up an initial consultation with the expert orthodontists at Orthodontic Associates. Call our Baltimore office at (443) 341-4948 to get started.