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The benefits of gold braces

Gold braces

Because you are…

When you think of gold, you probably think of jewellery, medals and perhaps Spandau Ballet. Braces may not instantly come to mind. However, stainless steel is not your only option when it comes to straightening your teeth.

The Incognito gold brace features sparkling gold alloy brackets that are custom made just for you. And if you’re wondering why you haven’t seen them before, it’s for a very good reason – they are fitted behind your teeth.

You might wonder ‘why gold’ if your brace is hidden from sight. But the beauty of Incognito is more than just skin deep.

No nickel

Unlike traditional metal braces, gold braces are ideal for anyone with a nickel allergy and they won’t irritate the inside of your mouth. Invisalign is another discreet option that doesn’t contain any nickel, it straightens teeth using clear, removable aligners.

Conversation starter

Even though you’ve chosen a brace that’s fitted behind your teeth, gold braces make a great talking point, and you might find yourself wanting to show it off to friends and family. Plus, if someone does catch a glimpse of your brace while you’re laughing or talking, gold will blend in more discreetly with your teeth than a silver brace.

Tried and tested

Gold has its own unique properties, which make it perfect for dentistry, for example it’s less reactive than other metals and less likely to attract plaque – so it can be easier to keep clean. It’s also non-toxic (if you’re feeling decadent you can even enjoy it in food and drink).

Gold is one of the oldest filling materials and today it’s used to make hardwearing crowns. An entirely gold bracket would be too soft to straighten teeth effectively (they tried this in the 1900s, but patients kept coming back because their brackets were moving). This is why Incognito uses a gold alloy – so you can enjoy the best of both worlds.

Going for gold

Importantly, Incognito braces are also brilliant at moving teeth. 3M Unitek, the company behind Incognito, use the latest computer technology to custom-build your brace, helping to ensure the perfect fit, maximum comfort and precise results.

If you’d like to find out more about Incognito gold braces, and see them for yourself, contact us to arrange your free consultation*.

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