Straightening your teeth via braces has been a teenage rite of passage for many people. It seems like an ideal time to do so since many other teens are also wearing braces, so you don’t feel like the only one. But as we get older, if we do not straighten our teeth when we are teens, some people can feel like they missed their window and opt to not get braces. The misnomer that teeth straightening can only be done when a person is young is just that…a false misnomer.
Teeth straightening can be done at any age, but many adults are not a fan of the look of braces. They are concerned that they will stick out and it could affect their ability to speak clearly. Luckily, there are a few incognito methods that are designed to help anyone straighten their teeth without drawing attention to it.
Instead of applying the brackets to the front of the tooth, Incognito braces are attached to the back of the tooth, making them barely noticeable. In addition to the visual help, they can actually help move the teeth into place quicker than traditional methods. Most patients are eligible for this style of braces, and we will customize it to fit each and every patient perfectly.
Invisalign has become the go-to method for people looking to straighten their teeth without others noticing. Instead of brackets, it uses clear aligners to move the teeth into place. As they move, new aligner trays are swapped out to continue the straightening process. The aligners are clear and nearly invisible, but can also be removed whenever necessary. For example, you can completely take it out while eating or giving a presentation at work, and then put it back into place when finished. As long as you wear it 22 hours a day, you will see amazing results.