Invisible Braces London

Straighten your smile discreetly with lingual braces in London.

Orthodontist in London

What are Incognito lingual braces?

While traditional braces are bonded to the front of the teeth, making them immediately visible, lingual braces in London offer a much more discreet alternative. 

These braces are also known as invisible braces or hidden braces because they are fitted to the back of the teeth rather the front. As they are shaped to the inner surface of your teeth, the brackets and wires are essentially hidden from view.

They work in the same way as traditional braces, using pressure to gradually move the teeth into a new position – but most people won’t even realise they are there.

This is why Incognito braces in London are a top choice for many patients who want to straighten their teeth without anyone knowing, and without having to remove and replace a clear aligner every time they want to eat or drink.

Designed by 3M Unitek, the Incognito brace system uses top-of-the-line CAD and milling technology to precisely engineer braces for the unique contours of your teeth.

With a slim and smooth profile, made from anti-allergic gold alloy, Incognito lingual braces offer the ultimate in comfortable and undetectable braces for modern lifestyles.

Lingual invisible braces

How do Incognito braces work?

The process of getting invisible braces in London is similar to standard braces. First, you must attend a consultation at The Dental Centre, where we can assess your teeth and confirm your eligibility for this type of orthodontic treatment.

If you are a good fit for Incognito braces, we will create a custom treatment plan to move your teeth into the right position, discussing the treatment length and cost with you in detail.

When you proceed with your treatment plan, you will come back to have impressions taken of your teeth – whether this is a digital scan or dental mould – which will then be sent to the lab. 

It can take several weeks for your bespoke lingual braces to be crafted for you, after which you can attend the next appointment to have your brackets and wires fitted. 

Our orthodontist will explain everything you need to know about looking after them to make sure you get the best results from your investment.

This will include attending routine appointments at regular intervals so our orthodontist can inspect your braces, check the progress of the movement of your teeth, and adjust the wires – keeping your treatment schedule on track.

Who can get lingual braces in London?

The great thing about lingual braces is that people of any age can wear them without worrying about how the brackets and wires affect their appearance. Suitable for most patients, from teenagers to adults in their sixties or older, invisible braces can straighten teeth without being seen.

Though it’s also an option for teens, this type of hidden brace system is especially ideal for adults who want to maintain a professional appearance in client-facing jobs, anyone who has a big life event coming up, or people who play wind instruments or contact sports. 

Only an expert orthodontist can tell you whether Incognito invisible braces would be the best treatment option for your teeth, so why not book a consultation at The Dental Centre and find out?

As a leading practice for orthodontics in London, we can discuss the available options and costs to ensure you make the most suitable decision for you and your lifestyle.

To learn more about our lingual braces in London, call our team on 020 7380 0034, or email any questions you might have to [email protected].

You can also provide your details via the contact form on this page, and we will get back in touch promptly to confirm the information and set up your orthodontist appointment.


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes – hidden braces are just as effective as traditional fixed braces. While they aren’t as visible, they are still bonded to your teeth and able to exert more pressure than removable aligners, allowing invisible braces to shift your teeth into a better position faster.
This means you can wear lingual braces to correct a more complex misalignment without worrying about having noticeable brackets and wires on the front of your teeth.
As with regular braces, the effectiveness depends on how well you follow the treatment schedule created by your orthodontist. For the best results when you have your invisible braces removed, you must stick to the recommended hygiene routine and dietary limitations throughout the course of your orthodontic treatment.
For light to moderate misalignments, lingual braces can achieve visible results fairly quickly, as the Incognito system is precisely shaped to your teeth in order to move them as efficiently as possible.

As their name suggests, you can’t see invisible braces. Unlike traditional braces – which feature immediately visible metal brackets fixed to the front of the teeth, with unmissable metal wires running through them, often with colourful elastic bands attached – lingual braces are hidden from view on the back side of the teeth.
This means that when you speak, smile, and laugh normally, nobody should be able to see the brackets and wires behind your teeth.
You won’t have to feel self-conscious about people spotting that you have braces, as they can be even less noticeable than clear aligners in some cases. The only way that people might be able to see them is from certain angles, if you open your mouth very wide.
While cleaning your braces will be a little trickier when they’re behind your teeth, you’ll still be able to check them by using a mirror with your mouth open wide at the right angle.

As lingual braces are fitted on the side of the teeth that faces the tongue, this reduces the space that the tongue previously had to form words. It can feel strange at first, and takes a bit of time to get used to moving your tongue around where the braces now sit – especially when it comes to making sounds where you would press your tongue against the back of your teeth.
This is why some patients experience a slight lisp when they first get invisible braces – though this can also happen with traditional braces, as the lips will move and rest differently over them.
The good news is that this is a brief side effect of getting hidden braces, and should not last for too long. Your orthodontist can give you some tips on speech exercises to help you talk normally – the more you practice, the faster any speech impediment will resolve itself.
If you’re worried about having to talk in the days after getting lingual braces, you should schedule the appointment when you have some time off afterwards, so you can get used to speaking with your new braces before you have to see anyone.

No – front-fixed metal braces are the go-to standard, requiring fewer specialist techniques and components and taking less time to fit, so they are generally cheaper than lingual braces.
If you want the benefits of hidden braces behind your teeth instead of in front, they are going to cost more than traditional braces – for example, the Incognito braces we use are made from more expensive materials and highly customised to fit the exact shape of the backs of your teeth.
At The Dental Centre, traditional fixed braces start from £4,500 for metal or £5,500 for porcelain, while fixed lingual braces start from £7,500. However, if you have concerns about private fees for invisible braces, you can always enquire about our dental finance options.
With our credit partner, Chrysalis, patients over 18 years old who have lived in the UK for at least 3 years can apply for a dental finance plan to spread the cost of invisible braces over several months.

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