If you’re thinking about investing in tooth realignment treatment this year, you’ll soon discover that there are some great options for you to consider. Some of the most popular realignment programmes are those that are designed to effectively move your teeth and look aesthetically pleasing during the process.
If this appeals to you, it’s likely that either the Incognito or Invisalign programmes are right for you. Incognito is a lingual brace system; which is a fitted brace that is affixed to the back of your teeth. Invisalign works using a series of clear plastic removable aligners.
But which one is right for you?
Incognito might be right for you if…
…you are keen to address significant malocclusions. Your orthodontist will be able to advise on how much your teeth can be moved and whether or not you will require a fixed brace (such as a lingual system).
If the severity of your case means it cannot be treated with an invisible aligner system, but don’t want to be seen wearing traditional braces, this is the system for you. You can have your treatment without anybody noticing!
Incognito might not be right for you if…
…you have a less severe problem that could be fixed with an invisible aligner system, or you’re happy for your brackets to be on show.
Invisalign might be right for you if…
…you have a less serious alignment issue and want to address it with as little fuss as possible. In milder cases, Invisalign can address some alignment problems in as little as six months.
Invisalign is also great for people who don’t want their brace to interfere with eating or drinking. When you undergo this type of orthodontic treatment, you remove your aligners at mealtimes.
Invisalign might not be right for you if…
…you have a more serious teeth realignment issue. Removable retainers aren’t suitable for all patients. If you have a more severe malocclusion you may need to consider a fixed brace instead. Your options here would be a fixed brace system; this could be clear braces on the front of your teeth, or behind such as Incognito.
Invisalign may also not be right for you if you are worried about misplacing or breaking your aligners when you take it out for mealtimes. Remember: your teeth realignment treatment will only be successful if you remember to wear your aligners!