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Many people aren’t aware that there is more than one type of braces out there. The reason for this is that many people are actually wearing other types of braces, but you can’t see them! Incognito braces work similarly to traditional metal braces, however, there are several things that set it apart from other options that orthodontists offer. In this blog, we’re going to talk about what incognito braces are and what some of their benefits are.

In the meantime, if you’re ready to speak with an orthodontist, don’t hesitate to contact your local San Francisco orthodontists at Camilo Riano Orthodontics.

What Are They?

Incognito braces, also referred to as lingual braces, use wires, and brackets to realign your teeth. Incognito braces are one of several different hidden braces options on the market. The other types of hidden braces include clear ceramic braces and Invisalign. They differ from traditional braces because instead of the wires and brackets being placed on the front of the teeth, they are placed on the back, making them virtually unnoticeable.  

Main Benefits

They’re Inconspicuous

Unlike traditional braces that stick out like a sore thumb, Incognito braces are barely noticeable. Most people won’t even realize they’re there if you don’t tell them.

They’re Effective

There’s no need to worry about your incognito braces not being as effective as traditional ones. They work the same way as normal metal braces just on the inside of the teeth instead of the outside.

They’re Comfortable

For many people, incognito braces will be more comfortable than traditional braces. For example, if you play a wind instrument, you may need the front of your teeth free of obstruction.

Some Things To Note

Although incognito braces are a great option for many, they’re not right for everyone. Let’s take a look at some of the considerations for choosing incognito braces.

  • If you have a large overbite, you may not be able to get incognito braces on your top teeth. This is because your bottom teeth will hit your top brackets which could cause them to break. You should consider another type of invisible braces if this is the case.
  • Until you get used to incognito braces, it might be slightly harder to talk and eat. This is mainly due to the fact that people aren’t used to the bracket interfering with their tongue.
  • If your orthodontist has any concerns about applying incognito braces to your teeth, he will let you know. There are always other options that may be better suited to your teeth and lifestyle.

Contact Camilo Riano Orthodontics

At Camilo Riano Orthodontics, we believe there is no one-size-fits-all solution for your oral health. Everyone has different teeth, oral health histories, and concerns, and we want to take everything into consideration when determining what type of braces are best for you. Ultimately, the decision is up to you. We provide incognito braces, Invisalign, and clear ceramic braces. Have any questions? Give us a call today to learn more.