How do these work? Hidden Braces (lingual braces) popularly known as Incognito braces function the same as regular braces; they are just behind your teeth.

Are Hidden Braces (Incognito braces) more difficult to work with than regular braces? Because the inside of your mouth is smaller than the outside, they are harder to work with.

Do appointments last longer than they would with regular braces?  Appointments last 15 minutes longer.

What about treatment time? Getting pretty close, maybe a month or two longer.

Do Hidden Braces correct jaw and bite problems? Absolutely

Do they hurt…can you get sores on your tongue from all the metal on the back of your teeth? You can get some sores on your tongue, like with regular braces on your cheeks.

Can Hidden Braces have an effect on your speech? Usually for a week or so.

Can kids and teens get them? Definitely

I’ve heard Incognito braces (hidden braces) can be very expensive.  Is that true?  Why would they be more expensive than regular braces? Incognito braces (hidden braces) are more expensive because of the longer time in the chair to adjust them.

Are they a more popular option to Invisalign? They are equally popular in my office.

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Incognito™ Hidden Braces is one of the latest advancements in orthodontic options. Hidden behind your teeth, these braces are custom-made to fit only you. Smile confidently your entire way through treatment… no one will know you have braces (unless you tell them, of course).

  • InvisibleBraces are completely hidden, placed behind your teeth. You don’t have to worry about taking them out to eat or the number of hours you must wear them in a day.
  • IntelligentUtilizes digital technology to engineer brackets and wires to deliver a precise, targeted result
  • Individualized100% customized just for you for improved comfort and an efficient treatment

With over 100,000 cases treated worldwide, chances are you’ve seen someone wearing them, and you didn’t even know it!

How do Incognito Hidden Braces Work?

Similar to traditional metal braces, Incognito™ Hidden Braces are a combination of brackets and wires. However, these are completely custom-made and fit on the inside of your teeth.

The process begins with the doctor taking a precise impression of your teeth. Your doctor sends the impression to the 3M lab where, based on your doctor’s prescription, models of your mouth are made to represent the desired result — your perfect smile.

The brackets are then designed to specifically fit each one of your teeth. Based on where the brackets are placed and your doctor’s instructions, the wires are robotically bent. Everything is shipped off to your doctor so you can get your braces.

Life with Incognito Hidden Braces

We know what you’re thinking… will I be able to talk? Are they comfortable? Can I keep them clean?

Speech There will be an adjustment period with these braces because they rest near your tongue. Most people find that within two weeks, they forget the braces are there and speak just as they did before getting braces.

Comfort Since the brackets are custom-made to fit your teeth snugly, people who wear Incognito Hidden Braces find them extremely comfortable after they adjust to them. The brackets are smooth and have a low profile, meaning they sit very close to your teeth.

Hygiene is extremely important with any orthodontic treatment, and Incognito Hidden Braces are no different. An easy place to start is with an electric toothbrush. Flossing must not be forgotten! Many patients find water-based toothpicks work well and keep the mouth feeling fresh throughout treatment, especially on the tongue and around each bracket. If you use mouthwash, you can continue this with your Incognito Hidden Braces.

To learn more about what life’s like with Incognito™ Hidden Braces, visit, a blog that outlines one patient’s experience.

If you have additional questions about Incognito Hidden Braces, please contact our office. We’ll be happy to help!