Hidden braces or Lingual braces were first introduced in the 1970s. They are still the most discreet way to straighten teeth, and they just keep getting better.

Lingual braces work like traditional fixed braces, using brackets and wires to align your teeth. But, unlike traditional braces, the brackets and wires are hidden away behind your teeth.

Some lingual braces feature custom-made brackets and wires. These help your braces to fit the surfaces on the back of your teeth. They also provide your orthodontist with greater control for outstanding results

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What is the difference between an orthodontist and a dentist?

Orthodontists are fully qualified dentists who have completed a further period of training and examinations in order to specialise in orthodontics. A specialist orthodontist will have carried out at least 3 years of extra training in a hospital setting after attending dental school and passed an exam set by one of the Royal Colleges. Only those dentists who have completed this training and hold an MOrth or equivalent can register with the GDC as a specialist orthodontist.

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What will happen at my first visit?

We will introduce ourselves and explain what will happen at the visit. An orthodontist will examine your jaws and teeth, using a small mirror and a special ruler. We may need to take photographs, x-rays and moulds (impressions) of your teeth. We will explain the problems with your teeth and how we can help. This may involve braces and/or extractions.
If you are under 18 years old, you will have an IOTN score done (index of orthodontic treatment need). This will help to determine if you need treatment and if you are eligible for NHS treatment.

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How long will treatment take?

A comprehensive of treatment takes 18 months to 2 years; however it can be longer in some more complex cases. In some simpler cases the treatment can be carried out in less time. Your orthodontist will discuss this further at the initial visits.

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What is a lingual fixed brace?

Unlike standard fixed braces, lingual appliances are attached to the inside surface of the teeth which makes them very discrete. The practice offers Incognito Lingual Braces and this system is capable of producing high quality results. Each Incognito appliance is specially made for each individual case helping to achieve the best possible results, patient comfort and treatment efficiency.

Treatments

Clear braces

Clear braces, sometimes called invisible braces are a clear acrylic aligner that fit perfectly to the outside of your teeth. They're one of the more popular choice for adults looking to straighten their teeth as they create a very subtle solution.

Treatments

Clear aligners

Invisible braces, sometimes known as clear aligners, are one of the most popular orthodontic treatments for adult patients.

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