Are you an adult who is tired of having misaligned teeth but doesn’t want to wear a regular orthodontic appliance?
If you have visited your dentist who has told you that you need a fitted appliance to correct your misalignment, then it can seem that a traditional appliance is the only option. But, there is now a way to correct more severe misalignments with a more subtle tool; an Incognito appliance!
Want to know more about this nifty and practically invisible orthodontic appliance? Read on!
Can anyone wear an Incognito appliance?
Most people can wear this appliance, provided that they are over the age of 18 years.
However, if you have a deep overbite or underbite, you may experience the appliance popping off more often than those who don’t have this issue, and your dental team may need to reassess your suitability for it.
But, if you have good oral hygiene, and have an issue such as spacing or minor to moderate bite issues, then these braces in Stoke on Trent may be a good match for you, which is good news!
Will it be uncomfortable?
Sadly, there is no such thing as a comfortable orthodontic appliance; they are moving your teeth after all! And as the Incognito appliance is fitted, it is going to require tightening, which will help it to move your teeth, much in the same way as a traditional appliance. And much in the same way as traditional orthodontics, this is going to cause some discomfort. But this should be manageable with over-the-counter pain relief. If you are finding that over-the-counter medication does little to alleviate the unpleasant sensation, talk to your dentist.
Will my speech be affected by it?
It is likely that your speech will be affected by these in the short-term.
As this appliance is on the back of your teeth, it is likely to affect your ability to pronounce the letter ‘s’, which can cause a temporary lisp. But, as mentioned earlier, this is likely to be short-term and if you notice that your speech issues are refusing to budge, you will need to talk to your dental team.
Is it expensive?
No; many of the dental surgery’s that offer these are able to offer their patients payment plans, which helps you to break down the cost of the treatment into affordable monthly segments.
So, if you need help spreading the cost, talk to your dental team about their pricing options.
How long will it take to work?
Treatment times vary, depending on the level of misalignment that is being corrected and on the treatment plan that has been devised by the dental team.
With an Incognito fitting, this is no different; mild misalignments can be realigned in around 7-13 months, but if your teeth need a bit more work to straighten, this can take up to 24 months.
But as this appliance is on the back of your teeth, there is no need to worry about aesthetics!