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A guide on Incognito braces

Most people desire to straighten their teeth but avoid the procedure because they’re concerned about their appearanceduring their treatment. But, Incognito braces, helps you avoid having a metal looking mouth while you straighten your teeth. If you decide to get Incognito braces, your orthodontist will fit the braces behind your teeth, so people would not quickly notice them.

This write-up provides you with information about Incognito braces – what differentiates them from other types of braces, how to wear the braces, their cost, and who is suitable to use Incognito Lite.

Table of contents

  1. What are lingual braces?
  2. Why you should use Incognito braces
  3. What is the cost of Incognito braces?
  4. Getting Incognito braces reviews
  5. Conclusion
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What are lingual braces?

Lingual braces are orthodontic devices which an orthodontist fits behind the teeth, at the resting position of the tongue to move them to their perfect position gradually. They are similar to metal braces in that they both use the brackets and wire system to realign the teeth.

The position which the dentist places them makes them difficult to notice except you open your mouth wide. The braces are suitable for people of all ages and all types of malocclusion and misalignment.

Like every other orthodontic device, lingual braces have a few downsides which include the following.

  • They cost more than most types of braces
  • Their placement positions make the braces to affect speech production
  • The metal wires and brackets may cause injury in the mouth
  • It takes more time for patients to adjust to lingual braces in their mouth

A lot of lingual braces users experience lisping, stumbling, and sometimes spitting while talking. Notwithstanding, a lot of people still prefer lingual braces to traditional metal braces to straighten their teeth.

Which lingual brace brand is the best?

Lingual braces have two brands. The custom-made bracketsmade specifically to fit each tooth and the standard brackets that are pre-fabricated for anyone.

This table below gives a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of these lingual braces brands.

Type of lingual brace





Time to start treatment



Hidden at the back of the teeth

They are pre-fabricated and may likely stick out to cause tongue irritation

Have the same effectiveness as metal braces

Depends on the orthodontist fitting them

Can be fitted immediately

Cost more than metal braces but lesser than custom-made lingual braces


Hidden at the back of the teeth

More comfortable because they fit the teeth better

May require less treatment time and give a better result

The lab technicians make the brackets and wires

4 – 6 weeks for manufacturing after the initial appointment

Generally more expensive than other types of braces

There are several available brands of lingual braces, but most orthodontists only offer a few, which usually includes Incognito braces.

Incognito braces are manufactured by a company called 3M in Germany, and it is a well-known brand of lingual braces.

Before you decide which brand of lingual brace is best for you, consider the following.

  • Are the brackets pre-fabricated or custom-made?
  • Do you need to straighten all your teeth or the front 6 or 8 teeth?

The type of brace you need will also determine the cost of your treatment. Incognito braces are custom-made and available for two treatment levels.

Why you should use Incognito braces

Incognito braces are one of the best types of lingual braces because they are custom-made from the impression and detailed scan your dentist takes during your initial appointment. In the laboratory, robots shape the wires to ensure they work with precision. This makes it different and allows greater accuracy during treatment compared to those which an orthodontist places by themselves.

Treatment time with Incognito braces may be shorter because of the effectiveness of the well-fitted brackets and wires. The wires and brackets of Incognito braces are made from gold alloys unlike other braces that contain nickel, so they do not cause allergic reactions.

Incognito braces are more expensive than other types of braces, but the benefits are worth the money you pay.

What is Incognito Lite?

Incognito Lite is a lingual brace made by the Incognito brand specifically to correct orthodontic issues in the front 6 – 8 upper or lower teeth. They are made from materials similar to that ofIncognito braces but less expensive. Incognito Lite is suitable for persons who only want to straighten their front teeth with lingual braces.

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What is the cost of Incognito braces?

Incognito braces are more expensive than other types of braces, and this is due to the following factors.

  • You will be paying an orthodontist who has received special training and has the skill for fitting and maintaining the custom-made brackets
  • Incognito braces treatment involves a new computer technology for planning and designing your treatment plan, then manufacturing the brackets
  • Adjusting the brackets takes a longer time because of how the orthodontist places them

During your first appointment, your orthodontist will examine your teeth and gums, then give you the exact cost of your treatment. Try to get several quotes to compare the prices.

On average, Incognito braces cost between £4000 - £10000 in the UK and Incognito Lite costs between £1500 - £5000.

Some orthodontists offer payment plans to make the treatment affordable but lookout for those who offer a zero percent interest rate to avoid paying extra for your treatment. You can also make your treatment more affordable with lingual braces by getting lingual braces on the upper teeth, which are more visible, then using traditional metal braces on the lower teeth.

Getting Incognito braces reviews

You can get reviews for all types of braces, including Incognito braces online. You may also get helpful reviews from your colleagues, friends, and family who have used or currently undergoing treatment with Incognito braces. Ensure you ask people you know because they may have used Incognito braces without you noticing since the braces are hidden behind the teeth.

Alternatives treatments to lingual braces

If you are not the right candidate for lingual braces orthodontic treatment, you can get other subtle and less conspicuous braces. One of your treatment options is invisible braces like Invisalign.

Invisalignuses a different system that involves a series of clear plastic aligners. They can correct 90% of orthodontic issues. Invisalign aligners are also affordable and effective for straightening the teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible, so they are not as obvious as metal braces.

Before your Invisalign treatment, you need to take an Invisalign smile assessment test to determine if you are the right candidate for treatment, or book an appointment with an Invisalign provider to examine your orthodontic issue.

Another alternative to lingual braces is clear ceramic brace. They are similar to metal braces but are made with clear or tooth-coloured material which makes them less noticeable.


Incognito braces are discreet teeth straightening option which involves fitting the brackets to the back of the teeth. They are custom-made and the most expensive type of braces.

If you can’t afford Incognito braces, you any opt for other discreet treatments like Invisalign or ceramic braces.

For your Incognito braces or any other teeth straightening treatment, contact London Braces on 020 37457520 to book an appointment with an experienced orthodontist.

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