Lingual Braces

Hidden Braces

BY Dr. Rooz

What are hidden braces? 

Hidden braces (lingual braces) are installed on the back of your teeth. These braces move your teeth without anyone noticing that you are in orthodontic treatment. 

How does braces work? 

Lingual braces or traditional braces move the teeth by an arch wire that connects all the teeth. Lingual braces often use state-of-the-art technology of robotic fabricated wires (Suresmile, Incognito, InBrace or Brius).

What are incognito hidden braces?

These braces are installed on the back side of the teeth. There are multiple bracket systems that can be installed on the tongue-side of your teeth and Incognito is one brand. 

How long should I wear lingual braces? 

Most orthodontic treatment with lingual braces will get you to a perfect smile in one to two years. 

What is the cost of lingual braces? 

Lingual braces are more expensive compare to conventional braces. Click to learn more about the cost orthodontic treatment: Braces cost

FAQ on hidden braces 

Are Incognito braces more expensive?

Incognito bracse are a type of lingual braces. Braces on the back of your teeth are more expensive than traditional braces or Invisalign clear aligners. 

How much do invisible braces cost?

The cost of orthodontic treatment with lingual invisible braces varies from $7000 to $15000. 

Can braces be seen incognito?

Hidden braces come in various shape and style. Incognito hidden braces are one of them. 

Are lingual braces painful?

Lingual braces like other types of braces (Invisalign or traditional braces) cause discomfort. Most orthodontist that offer lingual orthodontics provide special home care kit that help managing the pain associated with lingual braces. 

How long does it take to get braces?

It takes about 90 minutes to place the braces and custom fit arch wires and start the journey to a beautiful smile. 

Why is it important to brush teeth after eating?

Food can get stuck around the arch wire and lingual braces. Maintaining a good oral hygiene by regularly using floss and a tooth brush.  

Do you need to wear braces for the rest of your life?

No hidden braces (incognito, SureSmile, inbraces or Brius) like conventional braces fix malocclusion in about one to two years. It is important to wear retainer for the rest of your life to keep your teeth straight. 

What are the advantages of invisible braces?

The main advantage of invisible braces (lingual braces) is to avoid headaches of dealing with aligner daily life. Hidden braces give you both advantage of a cosmetic treatment option with minimum compliance issue. 

What are the benefits of invisibility?

Adults and some teens don’t like to show their braces during their orthodontic treatment time. 

How much does it cost to have braces put on?

Cost of braces include the cost of orthodontic treatment. 

Is it worth it to get braces?

A free consultation with an orthodontist would give you lots of information including an orthodontic treatment plan. They will tell you if you are a good candidate.
Most orthodontists take a digital scan of your teeth show you how braces works. Orthodontic braces whether an incognito system, traditional metal braces or Invisalign.