Correcting misaligned teeth and maloccluded bites is the job of orthodontics. Orthodontics is the field of dentistry that specializes in diagnosing and treating bite and jaw irregularities. If you have teeth that are crooked, gapped, crowded, or otherwise poorly aligned, now is a great time to call and schedule a consultation with our orthodontist. We can help you decide if orthodontic treatment is right for you. Many treatment options are available, including incognito braces.
Conventional braces consist of brackets that are attached to the fronts of the teeth and arch wires that apply pressure. This pressure guides teeth through the bone and into a new and properly balanced position. Braces are one of the most popular treatments in orthodontics because they are extremely versatile. However, they are also quite visible, which is why many patients seek alternatives. Incognito braces offer all the benefits of the more traditional appliance, but because they fit on the backs of teeth, they are also a more aesthetically pleasing option. Virtually anyone who is a candidate for conventional braces will also be a candidate for these.
Incognito braces can take longer to apply and require more specialized knowledge and customization, which means that they can be costlier than conventional braces. Both the brackets and the wires are completely personalized to fit your teeth and the contours of your mouth. However, they can be an excellent option for adults who are concerned about maintaining a professional appearance, teens who are image-conscious, patients who participate in contact sports, and those who play certain musical instruments.
During treatment, you will need to return to our office for periodic adjustments. You will also need to practice excellent dental hygiene, as the brackets and wires may tend to accumulate plaque and can be difficult to clean around. You may also need to avoid certain foods, such as gum, popcorn, whole apples and whole carrots during treatment since these foods could damage the wires or brackets of your braces. We will provide you with detailed care instructions at your consultation. Call our office today to learn more about Incognito braces, or to schedule an appointment with our team.