Incognito™ is a new orthodontic solution and a great alternative to traditional metal braces. These are types of lingual braces that are discreet since they are placed behind teeth. Each pair of Incognito braces is entirely customized to the patient, as it matches the shape of his or her teeth. This translates into fewer periodic adjustments and potentially less overall time wearing braces.
What’s the Difference between Incognito and Metal Braces?
Unlike the more common metal braces, Incognito braces are essentially invisible to everyone. No one will realize that you’re wearing braces unless you tell them. While metal braces are installed on the front of your teeth, all the wires and brackets for Incognito braces are placed behind your teeth.
How Much Does This Cost?
As with most orthodontic treatments, the price depends on each specific situation, though Incognito braces generally cost more than traditional braces. Incognito’s cost depends on the seriousness of an orthodontic situation and the length of time it would take to align teeth.
Generally, Incognito or lingual braces will cost significantly more than traditional or ceramic braces due to the level of difficulty in installing them and their extended treatment time.
Not all insurance companies cover Incognito braces. Call the most convenient office location, and we will let you know if your insurance covers Incognito. We also offer no-interest financing to help pay for Incognito braces.
The cost of Incognito is generally more than traditional metal braces since it is more difficult to install them behind teeth.
How Does Incognito Work?
The process begins with a consultation. The orthodontist will determine if a patient is a candidate for these braces and will decide if they are the best treatment approach for a particular situation. Almost anyone who is eligible for regular metal braces can often safely wear Incognito braces.
If you decide to go ahead with Incognito after discussing treatment options with your doctor, molds will be taken of your teeth. The molds are sent to a lab where each piece is precisely customized to your teeth. Once this process is completed, you will come in for another appointment, usually that same day.
Before you consider lingual braces, understand that they are harder to clean and take much longer to straighten your teeth than traditional braces or Invisalign. Lingual braces can also cost up to two times the price of traditional braces.
Once you come in, the orthodontist will carefully install the braces. The Incognito lingual braces system, like metal braces, is a combination of wires and brackets that gradually shift your teeth into their proper alignments. Every few months, or whenever decided by the orthodontist, you will return for a checkup. The doctor will examine your progress and make adjustments to the braces. In our experiences, Incognito is just as effective as metal braces and is used to fix most of the same orthodontic problems.
Most Frequently Asked Incognito Braces Questions
How Long Does it Take to Get Incognito Braces On?
Usually it takes about 2 hours for insertion of Incognito braces on the upper and lower arches.
Does it Hurt Getting Them On?
During insertion, the patient does not feel any discomfort.
Are They Uncomfortable?
Incognito braces are very comfortable. They are custom made to fit your teeth.
What Can I Eat with Incognito Braces?
Will Incognito Braces Affect My Speech?
The speech may be affected for only the first week. After the first week, the speech will be normal.
Proper Brushing When Wearing Incognito Braces
Thorough brushing while wearing Incognito braces is one of the most important ways to keep your teeth healthy and clean. This video guide demonstrates correct care with a regular toothbrush, electric toothbrush, a water flosser, a floss threader and mouthwash. Following the orthodontist’s instructions and using this video as a guide can ensure your teeth are healthy at all time, even when the braces are removed. Don’t forget to also brush your tongue. Doing so removes the bacteria that coat the tongue and cause bad breath.