Incognito Braces Vs. Invisalign

Incognito Braces Vs. Invisalign
Posted on 10/01/2018

invisalignIncognito Braces vs. Invisalign: Which Is Right For Me?

Gone are the days of needing to wear traditional braces in order to achieve the smile of your dreams. At the office of Drs. Najem & Lehky, we are dedicated to providing our patients in Fairlawn, Cortland, and Akron, OH with orthodontic treatment designed to fit their unique needs, preferences, and lifestyles. Thanks to incredible advancements in orthodontic technology, we are able to offer a wide range of treatment options to give you the smile you deserve. Two of the most popular options, especially among teenagers and adults, are Incognito braces and Invisalign®.

What Are Incognito Braces?

Just like traditional braces, Incognito braces (often times referred to as lingual braces) use metal brackets and wires to straighten your smile. However, instead of being affixed to the fronts of your teeth like traditional braces are, Incognito braces are custom fitted to the backs of your teeth. Since they are inside your teeth, Incognito braces are virtually invisible. Additionally, Incognito braces are made from gold instead of stainless steel.

How Do Incognito Braces Work?

Incognito braces work in almost exactly the same way as traditional braces do: Drs. Najem & Lehky custom fit individual metal brackets to the inside of each of your teeth and connect the brackets with a wire specially shaped to straighten your smile. Over time, these metal brackets and archwire apply gentle, carefully positioned pressure to gradually move your teeth into their proper places.

What Is Invisalign®?

Invisalign does not involve any of the metal wires or brackets that are traditionally associated with orthodontic treatment. Rather, Invisalign is a treatment plan that involves wearing clear, removable aligners that gradually straighten crooked or improperly spaced teeth. The aligners are worn for 22-24 hours a day and are made from clear, smooth, BPA-free plastic.

How Does Invisalign Work?

These BPA-free Invisalign aligners apply gentle pressure to slowly move your teeth into their correct position. Drs. Najem & Lehky will develop a long-term plan to determine the map out trajectory of where your teeth should move, which will then be broken down into multiple steps. You will wear a series of aligners, each of which will apply force in a unique place in order to help you achieve your ideal smile.

Which Type Of Braces Are Right For Me?

As you have probably garnered, Incognito braces and Invisalign are both excellent options for patients in Akron, OH who wish to straighten their smiles in a discreet manner. Both types of braces have unique benefits. Incognito braces are a powerful smile-straightening solution for individuals who prefer the aesthetic appeal over traditional metal braces, musicians who cannot have traditional frontal brackets or removable aligners interfering with wind instruments, and patients who don’t want to deal with the hassle and maintenance of removable aligners. On the other hand, Invisalign is popular approach thanks to its removable nature, which allows you to eat what you want to, as well as to brush and floss more easily.

Consult With Your Local Akron, OH Orthodontist Today!

Ultimately, only your trusted dentist can determine which treatment plan will be most effective and appropriate for you. Contact Drs. Najem & Lehky today to book an appointment and find out more about Incognito braces and Invisalign in Cortland, Fairlawn, and Akron. Call us at 330-864-3331 or schedule an appointment online. Let’s get started on the path towards your ideal smile!