Many adults wish to improve their smiles without compromising aesthetics during treatment. Lingual fixed appliances fit on the inner surfaces of the teeth and are therefore the most discreet type of appliance.
The incognito system is the only fully digitally customised appliance available, providing the highest level of accuracy for each individual tooth. Incognito brackets are small in thinckness and size so they cause as little irritation to the tongue as possible.
Lingual fixed appliances are the most appropriate choice for those who want to keep their orthodontic treatment as discreet as possible.
The outcome and comfort of lingual appliances require higher levels of orthodontic expertise. The success of the fitting and adjustments of the appliance system are very technique sensitive. Due to the location of the brackets on the inside of the teeth, subtle differences in the bonding/glueing protocol and the way the wire is shaped can have a significant impact in the patients’ comfort during the treatment.
It is possible to carry out orthodontic treatment with incognito fixed appliances in all cases, no matter how severe the problems may be.
Sometimes wearing removable elastic bands is required during orthodontic treatment to reorganise the bite and correct the position of the upper teeth in relation to the lower teeth. To optimise comfort in lingual fixed appliances, elastics at night are attached to the outside surfaces of teeth through see-through discreet attachments.