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Secretsmile (lingual) braces are the ultimate in invisible treatment for crooked teeth. By placing the brackets on the inside tooth surface they are virtually undetectable.
The Secretsmile brace uses super elastic nickel titanium wires to level and align the teeth. Unlike some other more apparent cosmetic brace systems, secret smile is a truly invisible brace, this is achieved by situating the braces behind the teeth. Moreover it is a more robust system. With Secretsmile it is possible to treat more complex cases, altogether it’s a bit more grown up.
Frequently asked questions (click to open)
As with all orthodontic treatment, we recommend that you wear a retainer. Ideally the retainer would be a combination of fixed and removable for life. For more information ask Jason.
You should follow a healthy diet, avoid sugary foods and also hard crunchy foods which may damage your brace.
The fitting of the brace is totally painless. It is normal to experience discomfort from your teeth for a couple of days following fitting and adjustment. With Secretsmile braces some people may find that the brackets rub their tongue intially due to the braces being behind the teeth. We provide a special comfort guard for you to wear over the brace to protect your tongue from irritation for the first couple if weeks until you become used to the brackets.
Because we are simply improving your smile rather than treating your bite which can take around two years.
Some people find that they lisp for a couple of days after the behind the teeth brace is fitted but most people adapt very quickly and no one will realise you are wearing it.
Yes, the brace fits behind your teeth so nobody can see them.
Case Study ( Behind the teeth braces )
The patient below came to see us because she was unhappy with her smile. Jason was able, with the help of the award winning Wired laboratory and the Secretsmile, to align the teeth and level the gums. Once the orthodontics was completed the case was finished with some subtle whitening and bonding of composite to the tips.
If you would like to know how much SecretSmile costs and whether it is a suitable solution for you please get in touch with the clinic.