Incognito hidden braces
Using Incognito lingual braces for treatment is an aesthetic and effective way to correct dentofacial abnormalities and malocclusion. Incognito appliances are lingual braces, i.e. they are attached to the back of the teeth and are completely hidden from view. They are made individually, guaranteeing a perfect fit and replicating all dental line features. Incognito braces are made of a gold precious metal alloy. Due to the properties of gold, the manufacturing technology and the fixation location, this type of braces has a lot of benefits.
Incognito braces are suitable for patients who want to keep their bite correction treatment undetectable by other people. Only the patient and the dentist will know about the appliance, and it will be completely unnoticeable when having a conversation or smiling. The gold alloy is recommended for people allergic to other types of materials, as it cannot cause an allergic reaction. The alloy is not oxidizable, perfectly tolerable for the organism, and does not change with time.
The system is manufactured individually to fit the patient’s jaw, using computer equipment and up-to-date digital technologies. The design of the appliance and the location of each bracket are modeled with the use of a 3D jaw model, with all structural features, teeth location and conditions taken into account. The foundation of each bracket perfectly copies the surface of the tooth where it will be fixed, thus ensuring that the appliance has a small thickness, does not affect clear diction or cause tongue irritation, and is comfortable to wear.
- The braces are unnoticeable due to their location on the lingual side of the teeth.
- The archwire of the appliance is custom made to create point loads applied to the jaw areas as required.
- Due to its individual design, the appliance provides affective treatment and comfort in use.
- An accurate prediction of the outcome.
- The material is biocompatible and does not cause intolerance.
- The appliance has a small thickness and smooth edges to eliminate discomfort or the risk of damaging mucosa.
- It can be used for different abnormalities.
- Gold is sufficiently strong and noted for its shock-absorbing properties.
- The risk of appliance breakage is very low.
When is it suitable to use this appliance for treatment?
Incognito lingual braces are used to treat different abnormalities related to the location of teeth, dental arches and jaws, e.g. deep, mesial, distal or cross bite, as well as crowded teeth, interdental gaps, rotations, tilts and displacement. These braces are preferred by high-profile people who want to keep their treatment unnoticeable. Whether there are indications or contraindications for this appliance is to be determined by a specialist after diagnostics.
Contraindications for use
- A very narrow jaw.
- Short clinical crowns.
- Complicated malocclusion cases.
- Severe tooth overcrowding.
- Advanced periodontal tissue diseases.
- Children under 13-14 yo.
Treatment starts with a thorough examination and assessment of the state of the organs. Preparation to placement includes performing professional hygiene, treating oral diseases and extracting decayed teeth. The orthodontist takes individual impressions of the jaw for examination.
Intra-oral scanning is done, with the results sent to a special computer program, which models the appliance to be made. The program accurately defines where the elements of the appliance should be located and the shape of the archwire. The braces are then manufactured and checked to see how well they fit in the mouth cavity. The dental lab makes a silicone tray for indirect placement.
The indirect fixation procedure is simple, involving a special customised tray, and lasts for 1 hour.
After the malocclusion is corrected, the braces are removed and teeth whitening may be done if required. If there are a few missing teeth, dental implants are recommended to ensure a full restoration of the chewing efficiency and aesthetics. The outcome of this comprehensive treatment will be a perfect smile and correct work of the maxillofacial system.
Adaptation period and care
The first two weeks of treatment are spent getting used and adjusting to the appliance placed in the mouth. Some discomfort may be experienced in the first days, with some chewing and articulation difficulties. After the patient has got used to the appliance, all functions return to normal with no more inconvenience.
Compared to traditional (vestibular) braces, lingual appliances require thorough and regular care, which is needed to ensure that the gums and teeth stay healthy, as food remnants can accumulate on the inner surface of the teeth and cause diseases.
Cleaning with special and interdental brushes is recommended. An end-tuff brush and an oral irrigator will suit the purpose well. Cleaning the appliance is recommended after every meal. The best prophylaxis is visiting the dentist every 4-6 months for professional oral hygiene and cleaning the appliance.
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