Dr. Mark S. Ozier, D.D.S., M.S., Ozier Orthodontics
Best Dentists: Othordontics;2007,2011
What are Incognito Braces™?
. Incognito Braces™ are the secret behind a beautiful smile. When patients, typically adult patients, want to straighten their teeth but don’t like or want the look of traditional braces, they are happy to have the option of Incognito Braces™. The braces are placed behind your teeth, so no one will even know you are wearing them. They are created using state-of-the-art, customized technology and are essentially invisible.
How do Incognito Braces™ work?
Incognito brackets are placed on the back of the teeth. They work just like traditional orthodontics, but straighten the teeth within a shorter amount of time. The orthodontist will need an impression to start the process, as Incognito Braces™ are customized to fit each patient’s mouth. A laboratory will use computerized technology to create the metal brackets that are individually fixed onto the back of each tooth and cemented into place.
What are the advantages of Incognito Braces™?
Because the computer technology used to create these braces is so high-tech and customized, they usually work faster than traditional braces for most patients. Every bracket is customized and made for each individual tooth. The movement of the teeth is actually more accurate and faster, which most adult patients prefer.
“With Incognito Braces™ no one is going to know you are wearing them unless you want them to.”
Is it hard to get used to having brackets behind the teeth?
Like any type of orthodontics, these braces will take some getting used to. However in our experience, patients report they feel that these are actually more comfortable than traditional braces.
How long does treatment take?
Most cases are completed within 12 to 18 months, depending on the complexity.
Why are Incognito Braces™ more expensive than traditional orthodontics?
There is typically a slightly higher cost for Incognito Braces™ due to the specialized materials used and the technology required to make the customized brackets. Most patients consider the cost worth it because of the reduced time spent in braces and the superior result. Invisalign™ is also a popular option for adult patients, but you have to keep removing the plastic retainers to eat and brush. Invisalign™, although popular and effective, is still noticeable for this reason. With Incognito Braces™ no one is going to know you are wearing them unless you want them to. We have had behind-the-teeth orthodontics for more than 20 years, but the process has never been as effective or as customized as Incognito Braces™.
Can any orthodontist offer Incognito Braces™?
No. Dr. Mark S. Ozier is certified and trained in the technology of Incognito Braces™. Not every orthodontist pursues this elite training.
Dr. Mark Ozier has been creating beautiful smiles for more than 25 years. He attended Texas A&M University and completed his dental school requirements in three years while being a member of the prestigious Corps of Cadets. He earned his D.D.S. at the University of Texas Dental Branch at Houston. He continued on to Northwestern University Dental School where he received a Master of Science degree and Certificate in Orthodontics. Dr. Ozier is a Diplomate and board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics.