Does the look of traditional orthodontic braces stop you from getting treatment for your teenager? Incognito Braces are concealed behind the teeth, presenting a hardware-free smile to the world.
You believe your teenager needs orthodontic treatment, but with so many different kinds of braces available today, you wonder what’s best. Traditional metal brackets and wires aren’t the most attractive treatment, especially for a teen. And, clear aligners–what if the patient forgets to wear them or just doesn’t want to?
Your Tyson’sCornerOrthodontist at Avanti Dentistry offers a wide range of dental services for you and your family, including Incognito Braces. These customized wire and bracket braces are manufactured through the scienceinnovator 3M and offer an unobtrusive and effective way to straighten a smile which has:
- rotated teeth
- large gaps
- crowded or overlapping teeth
- a misaligned bite
- a whole host of simple to complex orthodontic issues
What is treatment with Incognito Braces like?
The dentists at Avanti Dentistry are the best resource to help you decide if your child (or you) would benefit from orthodontic treatment. He or she will begin with an oral examination, including teeth, gums and bone structure. It should be noted that good dental health is a prerequisite for treatment with any kind of braces.
After x-rays and other imaging, the Tyson’s Corner Orthodontist at Avanti Dentistry will present a treatment plan, describing the type of braces, length of treatment and costs. Typically, patients wear braces for 18 to 24 months and spend an average of $5,000 for treatment.
With Incognito Braces, the wires and brackets which move the teeth into healthier positions are hidden from view. This gives the patient a great boost in self-confidence while he or she is wearing braces. The Avanti dentist bonds (or glues) the brackets to the lingual side of the teeth–in other words, the back side closest to the tongue. The brackets and wires are simply not visible!
While there may be minor discomfort for a few days after placement of the appliances, patients adjust to them quickly and find them relatively comfortable. Perhaps best of all, the patient’s smile looks natural and “hardware-free” throughout the treatment time.
Life with braces
An important aspect of orthodontics is dental hygiene. The individual should take good care of his teeth and appliances by:
- Rinsing the mouth with water after eating.
- Using dental floss, a water flossing device or small, interproximal brushes to remove food particles and plaque from between teeth and underneath wires and brackets.
- Brushing twice daily with quality fluoride toothpaste and either an electric toothbrush or soft manual brush.
- Continuing with twice yearly check-ups and dental cleanings.
Avanti Dentistry helps patients achieve that straight, healthy smile.
For experienced and friendly Tyson’sCornerEndodontics and Orthodontics, contact the doctors at Avanti Dentistry in Tysons Corner, Virginia at (703) 625-6229. Doctors Farshad Farhoumand, Ignacio Blasi Jr., Bita Amanda Farhoumand and Ali R. Elyassi combine their technical expertise for the best in restorative and cosmetic dental services from dental implants to one-visit crowns to teeth whitening and more. They can tell you all about Incognito Braces and if they are right for you or your child.