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3 Benefits of using Incognito 0

incognito lingual braces

In this blog we are going to discuss the three benefits that using Incognito braces can bring you. But what are Incognito braces?

 

Incognito are a type of lingual braces that fit to the inside surface of your teeth for a discreet method of straightening. This makes them a good option for patients who may not like the idea of having visible braces at an older age, due to confidence issues. The orthodontic brackets are made from a gold alloy that is less likely to cause nickel related allergies. The brackets are made specifically to create an exact fit around each tooth, making them an effective type of braces.

Smile your way into the New Year 0

New Year smile

Do you go by the phrase, New Year, New Me? Well how about New Year, New Smile! A new year is usually time for lifestyle changes and new diets that people often tend not to stick to. However, orthodontic treatment is permanent* and comes with visible results. Often having a positive psycho social affect too.

Why is chocolate a safe treat for those with braces? 0

christmas chocolate

Generally, chocolate is a safer treat for those that have braces as it is consumed in one go, a bag of jelly sweets tends to be consumed over a period of time. Jelly sweets are sticky in nature and often coated in sugar, this then traps around the orthodontic appliance and is tricky to remove. With eating the jelly sweets over a period of time it doesn’t allow the teeth to recover in between a meal or snack.  As a rule, we would like our teeth to be exposed to 3 acid attacks per day. An acid attack occurs when we eat or drink something. Drinking water or tea/coffee with no added sugar is a good way to stay hydrated so are not to be included within the amount of acid attacks but, snacking and a drink of fruit juice or a carbonated drink would be.

Three Tips For Looking After Your Brace This Christmas 0

braces at Christmas

Manage what you eat

Mince pies are traditional naughties for this time of year. However they are quite sticky in structure and can stick to your teeth and under your braces.  Perhaps swap them for a shortbread biscuit but be mindful they aren’t too hard otherwise you risk breaking your orthodontic appliance.

Naughty or Nice? Do’s and Don’ts when wearing braces this Christmas 0

christmas braces

Now that you have started your orthodontic treatment, caring for your teeth and appliances is vital to ensure the smooth running of your treatment. The temptations over the festive period are widely available from an extra mince pie to your favourite tipple. All can affect the different types of appliances you are wearing.