Considering how far society has come in all technological aspects, it is completely understandable that our patients require their teeth to be straightened without this compromising their looks or affecting their lifestyle. One of the solutions that make this possible even for more complex cases is the combination of Incognito and ceramic braces.
This treatment option smartly combines the control which ceramic braces allow to the orthodontist, with the discreteness of the Incognito brackets, attached at the back of your teeth. For most people, this treatment means that lingual braces are used on the top arch, well-hidden at the back of your teeth. Ceramic attachments are typically placed on the bottom arch, where traditionally more work is needed.
The benefits to you are quite a few!
Your smile remains intact
As most people’s smiles show mostly the bottom arch of teeth, it’s unlikely that anyone will ever know you have braces
As luxurious as the gold, entirely custom-made Incognito brackets may be, adjusting to them being attached on the bottom arch can be quite an annoying experience. Bonded at the rear of your teeth the brackets constantly rub against your tongue while you eat, speak, or even when you’re resting. This is avoided with the use of ceramic braces on the bottom arch and means less adjustment time in the beginning and more comfort (ceramic braces have a low, rounded profile causing minimal disruption).
Peace of mind
If you would like to leave the treatment in the hands of your orthodontist and avoid dealing with your braces around every meal, tracking the number of the aligner which you should be wearing this or that week, then this treatment will be perfect for you. Unlike a course with Invisalign which requires a significant dedication from the patient, Incognito and ceramic braces combination treatment releases you from all responsibilities and you get to simply enjoy your unveiling beautiful new smile.
During your initial consultation we will carry out a full orthodontic assessment – this will require photos and X-rays to be taken. At Moira Wong Orthodontics we take our time and make sure we understand your concerns and requirements fully. Once the examination is complete, your orthodontist will be able to discuss the combination treatment of Incognito and ceramic braces with you and help you understand how it will benefit you.
When you make your selection, we’ll prepare a full treatment plan. This document explains what will happen throughout your treatment, the projected duration, costs, etc. The plan doesn’t include your biological response to treatment (which differs greatly from a person to person) and will be the guidance we’ll use and adapt as we go and ensure you have the best possible experience with the most incredible results.
Since Incognito’s brackets are 100% custom-made, during your first visit to the clinic your orthodontist will take impressions to design the treatment. Based on your individual case, the specialist may decide to attach the ceramic braces on the bottom arch. This will allow you to get used to the braces one arch at a time, making your experience already considerably better than those of most orthodontic patients.
During the initial stage of the treatment, we may need to see you quite often (every 3-4 weeks). As soon as all brackets and wires are in place, however, you’ll need to visit us approximately every 6 or 8 weeks. This style of treatment means that remote appointments will be unavailable to you, but we are happy to work around your schedule and make sure you’re as comfortable as possible.
At the end of your treatment, when your teeth and your bite have been appropriately adjusted, we will debond all attachments from your teeth. To ensure the retention of the achieved results and avoid relapse, we will place a fixed retainer. The fixed retainer is a thin wire bonded to the back of the upper and lower front teeth. It keeps them together and prevents them from moving, and you’ll never know it’s there!
We will also provide you with a set of removable retainers for you to wear overnight. The removable retainers are clear thin aligners that go over your teeth. They will help ensure your teeth are protected from moving and prevent you from grinding and applying forces that might affect the achieved results. Finally, we will see you for regular appointments approximately every three months during the first year post your orthodontic treatment. These appointments aim to closely monitor how your teeth behave post-treatment and react promptly if there are any changes.
Try it on
Curious how your face would look with a Combination Treatment of Incognito & Ceramic Braces? Wonder no more!
Click here to try out a few different types of braces from the comfort of your home. It takes a few minutes to add your details, snap a few photos of your smile and preview the outcome. After you submit your photos Dr Kia will be able to review your account and offer the most suitable treatment.
If you’re not ready to go ahead with treatment yet, don’t worry – just let us know if you’d like us to keep your account active or not 🙂
Dr Kia Papagalani loves enhancing the lives of her patients at Moira Wong Orthodontics! She believes that “our smiles are the expression of our happiness to the world and this is why they have become a “universal welcome”. She feels that if she can help in creating some of that happiness, there is no greater calling!
Her entire career is dedicated to ensuring that her patients and their families have the most positive experience possible during their orthodontic journeys.
Dr Kia completed her Speciality in Orthodontics and Master’s in Science, researching advanced orthodontic techniques at Ohio State University (USA).
She has specialised in providing treatments for complex and interdisciplinary cases. With over 25 years of experience in premium orthodontics, Dr Kia is an expert in a wide range of treatment options and techniques such as Custom made Labial Insignia Advanced Smile Design braces and Incognito lingual braces, Invisalign and Spark Clear Aligners for teens and adults, aesthetic self-ligating braces(Damon system),3-Dimensional appliances, accelerated Orthodontics.
Dr Kia Papagalani maintains several professional memberships including the American Association of Orthodontists and the British Orthodontic Society and she is also a Clinical Lecturer for the Master’s in Clinical Orthodontics at the College of Dentistry University program.
She has demonstrated a special interest in facial-driven orthodontics, non-extraction treatments, and smile aesthetics. It is very important to Dr Kia that she stays at the forefront of orthodontic technology and advancements. It is of the utmost importance also to her to stay involved in continuing education and research. By doing so, she can continue to provide her patients with the exceptional care and remarkable final results that custom made treatments offer. An incredible opportunity and service to her patients which ensures she is always at the cutting edge of what Orthodontics can do for your smile.
Book a consultation
To book a consultation with Dr Kia, please give our reception a call by calling us on
020 7368 6611