Lingual Braces in Atlanta, GA
What if you could get braces that are just like metal braces, except that they are hidden on the back of your teeth? Lingual braces do just that, and the offices of Patel & Womble Orthodontics, located in McDonough and Norcross, offer these hidden braces. Our board-certified orthodontists, Drs. Ruchir R. Patel and Brian A. Womble are making hidden braces a viable option for our Atlanta patients.
What Are Lingual (Incognito™) Braces?
Lingual braces (also known as Incognito™) are almost the exact same thing as conventional metal braces, only they’re hidden on the back of your teeth. Because of their unique location, each one is custom designed to your specific teeth to take up less space and feel smoother against your tongue. Incognito™ braces are the only customized braces available in all of Atlanta.
Hidden braces are just as safe and effective as traditional braces and work for both teens and adults with crooked teeth or crowding.
Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces are Fully Customizable
The Incognito™ system is specifically made for your individual teeth and completely hidden from plain sight. When you smile or talk, no one will even know that they are there.
The precise design of every single bracket allows them to flow seamlessly against your natural smile, so there is minimal irritation or discomfort. Drs. Patel & Womble recommend Incognito™ braces for people who need to efficiently straighten their teeth but don’t want visible braces.
How Do Lingual Braces Differ from Conventional Braces?
Lingual braces are just like metal braces, except they’re smoother, smaller and bonded to the back of your teeth. We use a custom mold of your teeth to have the shape of each bracket designed. They’re truly the most customizable type of braces used in modern orthodontic treatment. We use a 3D digital imaging device called a cone beam scanner to recreate a virtual replica of your mouth so that your lingual braces fit perfectly and comfortably. Once your brackets are bonded to your teeth, we use a special type of orthodontic wire to guide your teeth into alignment.
Can Anyone Wear Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces?
The Incognito™ system is available to patients ages 13 and older. We will need to see you for a consultation at our McDonough or Norcross orthodontic office to determine whether or not you are a candidate, as there are several factors to take into account before starting any type of braces.
What Conditions Are Typically Treated Using Lingual Braces?
You can wear lingual braces to correct just about any dental or bite concern, including overbites, underbites, crowding, gaps, and crooked teeth.
Why Should I Choose Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces?
There are many benefits to choosing lingual braces over another type of orthodontic treatment, including:
- The braces are hidden behind your teeth so no one will see them.
- Each of the brackets is completely customized to your specific teeth.
- There’s no need to remember to take your appliances in and out, as with clear removable aligners.
- The custom fit makes the lingual braces more comfortable to wear.
Would I Make a Good Candidate for Lingual Braces?
If you’re thinking about seeing our Atlanta area orthodontists for a consultation, it’s worth asking whether or not lingual braces are right for you. We recommend Incognito™ braces for people who need straighter smiles, but don’t want the visibility of orthodontics impacting their social or professional life.
If you qualify for metal braces and have good dental health, you may be a great candidate for lingual braces.
Who Typically Wears Incognito™ Orthodontic Braces?
Most of the lingual braces treatments in our McDonough and Norcross offices are selected by people who:
- Are working professionals
- Want an “invisible” braces option that is truly hidden
- Need something they don’t have to remove, such as a clear aligner
- Play instruments in a band
- Are involved in sports and don’t want irritation to their lips
How Much Do Lingual Braces Cost in Atlanta?
You might be surprised to know that lingual braces are more affordable than you think at our McDonough and Norcross orthodontic offices. We will gladly check your dental insurance coverage to determine your benefits. There is an option to make 0% interest monthly payments through our in-house dental financing plans, such as CareCredit®. We also accept all major credit cards as a form of payment.
Conventional metal braces are no longer your only option when it comes to straightening your teeth. If you’re considering getting hidden or lingual braces in Atlanta, contact the specialists at Patel & Womble Orthodontics to book a complimentary evaluation at our McDonough or Norcross office today.