Learn More About Lingual Braces Near Elmhurst, NY
Lingual Braces Are Very Discreet
Unlike traditional braces, we also offer incognito or lingual braces near Elmhurst, NY. They are fitted to the inside of your teeth. Lingual braces are out of sight, and no one can see them.
They’re undoubtedly the most discreet orthodontic appliance available and allows you to go about your daily routine without worrying about the appearance of braces.
Customized For You
IncognitoTM Hidden Braces is the only 100% customized, behind-the-teeth, braces system available. This customization allows for precise, predictable, smile changing results that happen secretly behind your teeth.
Dr. Yelizar will personally prepare a prescription personalized to you. Utilizing 3M laboratories to manufacture the custom brackets and wires which will allow for accurate fit and integration with your own teeth. This system is clinically proven to deliver the planned results significantly faster than regular braces.
Lingual Orthodontists Are Highly Skilled
Dr. Yelizar will carefully analyze your case and create a personalized treatment plan for you or your child. Lingual orthodontics is a complex technique, it is offered to few certified highly skilled orthodontic practitioners. Dr. Yelizar had undergone three years of full-time specialist training and certification course to be able to treat highly complex cases utilizing Incognito and to be able to provide the best treatment for every smile.
Lingual Braces Are Suitable For Everyone
Lingual braces are an excellent treatment option for all age groups, from teens to adults. If you can wear traditional braces, you can wear a lingual braces, which means everyone can benefit from lingual orthodontics.
Lingual Braces Can Straighten Any Misalignment Of Teeth
Whether you have crowded teeth, spacing, an open bite, an overbite or missing teeth, lingual braces provides the effective treatment to straighten your teeth and give you the gorgeous smile you’ve always wanted.
Comfortable And Safe
The low profile brackets let you get acclimated to speaking. The customization process places the wire as close to the tooth as possible, minimizing tongue irritation. There’s no risk of white spots forming on the front of your teeth, which is possible with traditional braces.
What To Expect
Getting Your Braces
The process starts with getting an accurate model of your teeth. This can be done with impression materials or by taking a digital scan. When you return to Dr. Yelizar, your custom‐made brackets will be adhered to the back of your teeth, after which the wires that were designed specifically for you will be tied in with elastics. You’ll be able to SMILE without seeing your IncognitoTM Hidden Braces.
The Rainbow Passage
In order to acclimate to your new braces, try reading The Rainbow Passage aloud three times a day. This passage was designed by speech pathologists and contains many of the sounds and sound combinations found in the English language.
“When the sunlight strikes raindrops in the air, they act like a prism and form a rainbow. The rainbow is a division of white light into many beautiful colors. These take the shape of a long round arch, with its path high above, and its two ends apparently beyond the horizon. There is, according to legend, a boiling pot of gold at one end. People look, but no one ever finds it. When a man looks for something beyond his reach, his friends say he is looking for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.”
Caring for your Incognito Hidden Braces means you brush and floss your teeth as you do now. A sonic wave toothbrush and a water flosser are recommended as elective tools to keep your teeth clean.
Like all braces, IncognitoTM Hidden Braces take some time to get used to. Most people completely adjust within 2 weeks.
Give your tongue a rest at night by putting dental wax over every bracket and try eating soft foods (i.e., pancakes, soup) until you adjust.
Protecting Your Braces
If you lose a bracket or break a wire, call our office immediately. Always keep any bracket that falls off. Since these braces are customized for you, a replacement takes time to make and can be costly. Dr. Yelizar can place the original bracket back on your tooth.
Recommended Foods To Avoid
- Bubble gum
- Hard candy
- Corn chips
- Soft, sticky food, i.e. caramels or taffy