Why Choose Hidden Braces?

By April 21, 2016Before Braces, Blog
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Photo courtesy of American Association of Orthodontists

Hidden braces are a great choice for teens and adults who wish to maintain a clear, confident smile throughout orthodontic treatment. Some people may feel shy or embarrassed about wearing traditional metal braces—especially later in life. If you’ve always wanted straight teeth but don’t like the idea of traditional braces, Incognito™ Hidden Braces may be the right choice for you.

What Are Hidden Braces?

Like traditional braces, hidden braces are a combination of brackets and wires. But unlike traditional braces placed on the front of the teeth, hidden braces are placed behind the teeth so that they are literally hidden from view. They are permanent (non-removable), which means they stay on 24/7, constantly working to give you your perfect smile. Plus, they are customized with intelligent wires and brackets engineered to deliver targeted results to fit your personal needs and anatomy.

Benefits of Incognito

Incognito_Hidden_BracesIncognito™ Hidden Braces are comfortable, effective, customized, and efficient. They’re also convenient in that you don’t have to worry about taking them out for meals or brushing. For most patients, the biggest benefit is that they are totally invisible. No one will know you have braces, unless you tell them. So you can smile confidently throughout your entire treatment. They won’t interfere with special occasions like first dates, graduations, or family photos.

The technology behind Incognito braces makes them a bit more expensive than other types of braces. However, many people feel that they’re worth the extra cost. Ask your orthodontist to discuss the different options available and help you weigh the pros and cons. A certified provider like Dr. Dougherty can help you determine whether Incognito braces are right for you.

Remember: These days, there are more options to choose from besides traditional metal braces. Alternatives include Incognito™ Hidden Braces, clear braces, and Invisalign.

Have questions about hidden braces? Want to know if you or your child are a good candidate? Contact us. Call our office at 636.825.1000 or email info@doughertyorthodontics.com to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dougherty.