Incognito™ Braces: Virtually Invisible Fixed Orthodontics
Many patients find themselves feeling reluctant to undergo traditional orthodontic treatment due to conspicuous brackets and wires. Fortunately for patients of board-certified orthodontic specialist Andrew Kuhlberg in Avon, CT, the sophisticated Incognito™ Appliance System is an option that can align your smile in absolute discretion. Unlike other fixed orthodontic solutions, Incognito braces are attached to the back surfaces of the teeth. This approach to traditional orthodontics can give you a straighter and healthier smile without having to feel self-conscious during your treatment.
The Incognito Appliance System
The Incognito Appliance System is an advanced and customized orthodontic solution comprising brackets, archwires, and bonding trays made from gold alloy. Carefully designed according to impressions of your smile, each bracket is unique to each tooth for optimal fit and movement. The wires are created using state-of-the-art robotic technology in order to achieve precise refinements in your smile.
How Does It Work?
Once the components have been created at the lab, the doctor will schedule your appointment to have them placed. The brackets and wire are then attached to the back surfaces of your teeth. The braces work according to the same principles of traditional orthodontic treatment. The brackets and wires apply gentle force to the teeth over a prescribed period of time, gradually shifting them into alignment.
As with traditional braces, Incognito braces require a different approach to brushing and flossing. Patients must take care to thread floss between their teeth and under the wire in order to clean their teeth near and immediately below the gumline. It is also advisable to use an interdental toothbrush in addition to a traditional electric toothbrush. Patients should rinse regularly with mouthwash. Many Incognito braces wearers supplement their routine with a water flossing device (which is not a substitute for traditional flossing). During your consultation, Dr. Kuhlberg can demonstrate techniques to maintain excellent oral hygiene throughout your treatment.
Benefits of Incognito Braces
The unique benefit of Incognito braces is that the system is capable of the same results as traditional metal or ceramic braces, but the hardware is mostly invisible to those around you. The flat design provides a low profile that allows patients to avoid feeling self-conscious. Because these braces are composed of a gold alloy, they are a viable solution for those who are allergic to nickel. In many cases, the Incognito Appliance System is a viable treatment option for patients who want Invisalign®, but need more correction than that solution can provide.
The flat design provides a low profile that allows patients to avoid feeling self-conscious.
Additionally, Incognito braces:
- Are comfortable wear
- Are suitable for all age groups
- Require fewer appointments than traditional braces
Explore Incognito Braces
Contact us online or call us today at (860) 673-5081 to schedule an appointment and find out if Incognito braces are right for you. Following an in-depth discussion of your goals and a detailed assessment of your smile, Dr. Kuhlberg can help to determine if you are a candidate for this discreet and effective treatment.
“Very friendly warm and compassionate. They educated my son on how to care for his braces, what foods to avoid, how to clean and most of all, they are there even during any emergency including weekends. I highly recommend this Orthodontic practice to anyone who want a personal, friendly one on one relationship with their doctor.” Thu M.