That's it! You’re done with crooked, poorly-spaced teeth…
You, too, cross bite, under bite and overbite: Be gone!
You’re ready for braces. Sure, metal braces are fine for some people, but maybe they’re just not right for you?
You might like to steer clear of some of the infamous challenges associated with traditional metal braces, like getting caught with leafy greens in your orthodontics during dinner, or having to alter the way you play an instrument or your favorite sport.
Professionals who rely on public speaking may also have concerns about the potential negative impact on their presentation style from wearing and speaking with metal braces.
At Advanced Orthodontic Care, Dr. Robert Rudman is pleased to be able to offer his Denver-area patients an alternative to traditional metal braces in the form of Incognito™ lingual braces, a more discreet option than metal braces.
This variety of "lingual braces," or braces that are fixed to the back of your teeth instead of the front of your teeth, are practically invisible. Patients who opt for Incognito™ love how comfortable this treatment is, as well as the efficient, high-quality results.
Armed with advanced training in the placement and care of Incognito™, Dr. Rudman will survey the following issues in order to determine whether this orthodontics treatment is right for you:
- The doctor will evaluate the shape and health of your teeth. (Incognito™ may not be a suitable treatment for children, for instance, because there must be sufficient area on each tooth to support the orthodontics).
- The doctor will survey the health and alignment of your jaw and bite.
- The doctor will discuss the possible length of treatment time when comparing traditional braces to Incognito™.
- The doctor will take an impression of your teeth so that our in-house lab technicians can customize Incognito™ brackets and wires just for you.
Caring for your Incognito™ Hidden Braces
When making your decision about braces, you may also want to consider the distinct steps required to care for Incognito™.
At every age and stage, teeth must be clean and free of debris in order to prevent tooth decay.It may seem ironic, but one benefit of traditional metal braces when it comes to cleaning is that they are easier to see.
Patients who opt for lingual braces will need to adjust their brushing and flossing regimen to accommodate the hardware on the back of their teeth. That means brushing after every meal, and making sure that you do a detailed job of flossing each morning and night.
It may also help to use a small mirror so that you can get a more strategic look at your Incognito™ braces before brushing and flossing, and then clean accordingly.
If you live in or near Denver and are ready to explore the comfort and freedom provided by Incognito™ lingual braces, please call Advanced Orthodontic Care at 303-331-0222 to schedule your treatment consultation with Robert Dr. Rudman.