What are Incognito(tm) Lingual Braces and how do they work to straighten your teeth?
Incognito Lingual Braces from 3M provide a new and practically invisible way to change your smile. Because Incognito Braces are placed on the back side of your teeth, they are completely hidden from view. No one will know that you are wearing braces - unless you tell them! Each bracket is 100 per cent customised to follow the contours of your teeth, for maximum comfort and performance. We build your unique prescription, determined by your Incognito Orthodontist, into your Incognito Braces so your teeth will move in the most efficient manner possible. Our wires are bent to a precise shape with robotic technology to ensure that you get the results you want.
What’s involved in getting your Incognito braces customised?
Your initial braces consultation: at your first appointment, your Orthodontist will mainly be interested in understanding your concerns and expectations about factors such as your dental and facial appearance, your bite and any other concerns you may have. A thorough examination will be carried out, including measurements of your teeth, face and jaw joints. Your Orthodontist will also discuss potential treatment options that will work best for you and if you are ready for treatment to be started.
Taking impressions of your teeth: if your Orthodontist has decided you are ready and suitable for treatment with Incognito Lingual Braces, diagnostic models and records will be taken for your Orthodontist to develop your individual treatment plan.
As Incognito Braces are designed to fit the anatomy of your teeth, your Orthodontist will take very precise silicone impressions of your teeth and send the impressions, along with your braces prescription, to our Incognito Appliance System laboratory.
Creating your Incognito Braces: your braces will be designed using CAD/CAM technology, printed using a stereo lithography apparatus (wax printer) and then cast in gold. Customised archwires are then fabricated and bent to the final result using robotic technology. Your braces are then polished and fitted to a bonding tray for precise positioning of the braces on your teeth.
Bonding your Incognito Braces: within 6-8 weeks, your Incognito Braces are delivered to your Orthodontist’s office, ready for your bonding appointment.
How long does it take to apply them?
Once your individually customised Incognito braces are delivered to your Orthodontist, your bond-up appointment will take approximately 90 minutes for a full upper and lower arch.
Generally, how long will it take before you to start to see some improvement?
You should start to see changes within the first 6-8 weeks of treatment.
What’s the approximate length of treatment time?
Every patient is different and treatment times can vary based on the physiology and complexity of the misalignment. However, you should start to see changes within the first 6-8 weeks of treatment. Your Orthodontist should be able to give you an approximate treatment time before you commence treatment.
How are they removed?
Special lingual instrumentation is used to make removal as comfortable as possible.
Is there a possibility your teeth will move again after you’ve used Incognito?
As with any other orthodontic appliance, it is important to follow your Orthodontist’s instructions for retention.
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