There are a lot of treatment options available, each of which can tackle a variety of oral problems. What can stop many from getting care however, is that a lot of these options include having specific types of braces that are visible to others. If this is the case for you, then hidden braces, sometimes called incognito braces, can be an effective option.
Hidden braces are a modern type of orthodontic treatment that utilises unique imprints of your teeth to create custom made, fixed, metal braces that are placed behind your smile. After they are attached using a special glue, it will gradually begin manoeuvring your teeth into the desired place over time. Being hidden behind your teeth, they are virtually invisible to other people.
This treatment has notable differences from conventional braces concerning fit and comfort. Due to the braces being fixed behind the teeth, you may have a slight lisp until you become used to them, this being because your tongue touches the back of your teeth when you use certain words. Over time, you'll notice the lisp start to disappear.
Many would agree that physical appearance is increasingly becoming more important in society today. To accompany this, many people are choosing to go with braces that do not visibly alter their outward appearance whilst they receive treatment. This is where hidden braces can shine. As a practical substitute for traditional or ceramic braces, the ability to progressively get straighter teeth and a more ideal smile without having the look of traditional braces is essential for many.
For many social or professional situations, cumbersome or bulky braces may not be ideal for leaving a positive impression. By using the latest computer technology to shape these braces to your fit, these sleek and contemporary braces can leave you feeling confident in any situation whilst your teeth become aligned. Virtually invisible types of braces, such as Invisalign aligners are becoming more popular these days for this reason.
On completion of the treatment, any discolouration that would occur where the braces have been attached would be hidden from view behind your teeth. This can be an alluring option as traditional braces can leave this discolouration on the front side of your teeth.
Hidden braces help to solve many tooth related problems that may occur, by using gentle pressure they produce with the brackets and wires behind your teeth. Over time this can solve many issues that can occur in the mouth such as:
Crooked Teeth -
Teeth that shift or twist due to a wide possibility of reasons such as thumb sucking or genetics. Hidden braces can help correct teeth alignment.
When teeth have effectively run out of space in the mouth, they can press together in an unaligned way. Though noticeable in the front teeth predominantly, crowded teeth can envelop throughout the mouth.
This involves the upper and lower jaws not being aligned correctly, and can affect speech and sleep.
Protruding upper teeth -
When the upper front teeth are further in front than the other teeth, this leaves them prone to damage, and can be visually unappealing.
Hidden braces help towards these problems and more. Allowing you to straighten your teeth without letting others know that you're currently receiving treatment.
Treatment time for hidden braces take around four and six weeks to be designed after you have your first appointment with your specialist orthodontist. The time that you will need to wear your braces will vary from person to person, as well as the severity of the case, though the average length of time is between one and two years.
To go along with this, routine visits to the practice are necessary every couple of months for slight adjustments to be made to your braces, as well as to keep track of wanted changes.
Cleaning the braces works differently from traditional braces, mainly being due to the brackets being behind the teeth. Because of this, techniques are given to you by the specialist that would make this easier.
It is important to make sure that you maintain a level of oral health whilst undertaking this treatment, this is to support the positive change that the braces will make, as well as to promote the health of the teeth for the indefinite future. This includes brushing twice a day and making sure to rinse the mouth both before and after. Inclusive of oral hygiene, it is recommended to avoid eating any hard or soft sweets as they would only act as a detriment towards your teeth and new braces.
By receiving your treatment at our specialist orthodontic practice, we can offer you high-quality customer care to ensure that you get the smile you deserve. Our extremely skilled dentists have years of experience and employ the latest specialist technologies to make sure that you get the most ideal treatment for your problem. Our caring team is dedicated to giving you your dream smile.
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