Consultant Specialist Orthodontist with over 25 years' experience

Invisible braces with our orthodontist Marylebone

Invisible braces with our orthodontist Marylebone

It is important that you think about braces for teeth straightening early on in life so that you avoid dental complications, dental health issues and tooth loss in the future. Our orthodontist Marylebone offers many different types of teeth straightening procedures depending on your dental requirements and your personal preferences. We offer fixed metal braces that are suitable for most misalignment issues of the teeth and we also offer removable aligners that are more suitable for mild or moderate misalignment tissues of the teeth.

With so many different types of braces on the market you may be wondering which is the best one for you. Our orthodontist Marylebone is able to offer you two of the most popular choices of discreet teeth straightening, Invisalign and Incognito. Both types of braces have been developed to enable adults to straighten their teeth without drawing further attention to their mouths.

Discreet teeth straightening

Invisalign is a brand of clear plastic aligner. Clear aligners are removable and this has its own advantages and disadvantages. It is important that they are worn in the mouth for at least 22 hours a day for optimal effect and compliance is key otherwise it can have an impact on the final results. Incognito is the alternative, providing fixed braces that are bonded to the surface of the teeth. Incognito is attached to the back surface of your teeth so that they are invisible from the outside and when your mouth is closed. Incognito is a type of lingual brace and works in the same way as traditional metal braces with the same components, however, because these braces are attached to the inside of your teeth they offer you discretion.

Quick and efficient teeth straightening

Invisalign as mentioned is suitable for mild or moderate misalignment issues of the teeth whilst Incognito can be used for more complex orthodontic cases. Invisalign can straighten your teeth within 6 to 12 months, whilst the average treatment time with Incognito is approximately 12 to 24 months. With Invisalign you are able to maintain excellent dental hygiene throughout the process as you remove the aligners to brush your teeth, whereas with Incognito it can be slightly difficult and it is important that you visit the dentist more often to make sure that your teeth remain clean throughout the process. This is because it is difficult to brush the backs of your teeth and therefore bacteria and food particles may remain in the braces resulting in tooth decay or gum disease.

With Invisalign you are also able to eat and drink as you wish, whereas with all types of fixed braces it is important to avoid hard foods, sweets or fizzy drinks which may damage your braces. Both Invisalign and Incognito help you achieve beautiful results and by speaking to our orthodontist Marylebone and undergoing an assessment to identify the factors that are affecting the appearance of your teeth we will be able to help you decide which is the best choice for you. Visit our website to find out more about straightening your teeth with our  orthodontist Marylebone.