Incognito and Incognito Light – Lingual Hidden Invisible Braces

Center of Excellence Provider for Los Angeles


Dr. David Alpan, an orthodontic specialist, started offering his patients in 1998 lingual hidden braces as an alternative to Invisalign, Metal or Clear Braces. Our patients love being able to improve their smile without anyone knowing they are in orthodontic treatment. Anyone who wants to hide their treatment process could benefit from using Incognito hidden lingual braces. Dr. Alpan was awarded the Center of Excellence designation for his experience and expertise with the incognito lingual braces system brackets placed on the tongue side of the teeth, so they are not visible. Dr. Alpan lectures annually at the incognito circle of excellence meeting and is one of the initial members. Incognito invited Dr. Alpan to present at the Annual Users meeting in Orlando Florida inIncognito-EXCELLENCEposter FINAL-HR 2015, Incognito is the most technologically advanced orthodontic system ever created. Treatment time is faster, easier and creates less sensitivity then previous versions of lingual braces. The Incognito system is fully customized by Dr. Alpan and manufactured by 3M Oral Care, providing super highest quality of manufacturing here in the USA. If visible braces has prevented you from enhancing your smile, call us and set up an appointment for a free initial consultation for Incognito. Ask us how Accelerated Orthodontics can accelerate your care by 40% and reduce your overall discomfort with no medications.

Incognito Hidden Lingual Braces have a unique custom design and fit for each tooth. The brackets are contoured to hug the lingual surface of your teeth for optimal comfort and performance. The braces are custom-designed for each patient and each individual, so no two brackets are exactly alike. The system is fully customizable, accurate and extremely precise. A 3D visual treatment plan is created for each person, showing our treatment results prior to initiating treatment via TMP software. Dr. Alpan has had extensive experience with many lingual systems since 1998 – invisible braces (invisibraces), AOA lingual braces, 3M Creekmore lingual braces, Harmony braces, lingual care, I-braces and now 3M Oral Care Incognito braces.  Schedule a free consultation to find out more about Incognito today.

What are Incognito and Incognito Light (Hidden Braces?)

Incognitonew1Incognito Hidden Braces is a new approach on how to straighten your teeth. This new innovation was developed in 2001 and incorporates the use of robotic technology to precisely bend and create the arch wires used to move teeth more efficiently. These braces attach to the lingual or tongue side of your teeth instead of the facial side, which make them invisible and totally clear. Incognito Hidden Braces are invisible to the outside world. Only you know that you are wearing braces, so they are the best braces for dating or trying to be discrete. 3M’s advertising campaigns promote: “The only braces made for flirting,” or “The only braces made for girls night out.”

Incognito Hidden Lingual Braces Full can be more expensive than traditional braces or Invisalign, but incognito Light can be used on more simple situations and the cost is equivalent to other clear braces systems. No other lingual braces offers the comfort, performance, reduced treatment time and discomfort of Incognito Hidden lingual Braces.

Check out one of our adult patients’ teeth before and after four months of treatment. Treatment is not yet complete, but you can see how quickly the teeth were straightened.Before-and-After-Banner

Why choose Incognito Hidden Braces?

    • Incognito is aesthetic – no one knows that you are wearing braces.
    • A fully customizable system with a 3D digital view of your results with TMP Software
    • See your results prior to starting treatment – Smile Simulator.
    • You experience minimal discomfort and speech interference.
    • They are customized to fit your teeth for best results and optimum performance.
    • Customized wires leads to fewer appointments & less discomfort throughout treatment.
    • Your treatment will finish sooner than other Lingual braces systems.
    • You see immediate results with Incognito Hidden Lingual Braces and you don’t need to hide your smile during treatment.
    • There is no need to remove aligners when eating – minimal food restrictions
    • If you don’t think you will be discipline with Invisalign – incognito may be right for you
    • The smallest lingual bracket on the market leads to Less breakage due to decrease size
    • Dr. Alpan and Associates have had additional training & are Certified Incognito Providers
    • All our Patient Care Coordinators are also Certified by Incognito 3M Oral Care.
    • AO team participates in 3-4 yearly Continuing Education courses on Incognito lingual braces.

Who can wear Incognito Hidden Braces?

Young-Adult2Adults and Teens who have all their permanent teeth are able to wear incognito Hidden Lingual Braces. During your initial no charge consultation, we will review and recommend either incognito Light or Incognito Full based on what your goals are. If you want to correct all the teeth, bite and widen your smile – choose Incognito Full. If your goal is focused on improving the front teeth only – choose Incognito Light and save some money. Dr. Alpan and our friendly treatment coordinator will discuss all the treatment options and any variations with you. Incognito may not be as affordable as other orthodontic options, but we can create a payment plan that works for you and your budget. Call our office today and schedule a free consultation.

What is the advantage of Incognito Hidden Braces?

There are many advantages listed above. The main advantage for most people is they are Hidden Lingual Braces customized to fit the tongue surface of each individual tooth. Other lingual braces are not customized and have a generic prescription that requires more frequent adjustment with increased treatment time. Incognito is created with the use of 3D Cad Cam Technology so the accuracy is far superior to other lingual systems. AO uses impression-less 3D intra Oral Scanning (Itero) to capture the teeth surfaces and biting relationship for manufacturing. We do not use messy impressions.
The 3D digital based systems allows for Incognito braces to be made up to 70% smaller than other lingual braces making them more comfortable with less tongue irritation and less impact on speech. It is easier to maintain good oral hygiene and less chances of breaking while eating. A gold alloy is used to make the brackets, which reduces the risk of nickel-related allergies. The custom fit reduces the risk of detaching brackets, which reduces the number of emergency appointments required to re-bond them.

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