Dental Treatment and COVID-19

​Dear Patients,

On 25th March 2020 Sara Hurley (Chief Dental Officer England) and Matt Neligan (Director of Primary Care and System transformation) released their latest statement on the rapidly developing COVID-19 pandemic.

We would like to update you on how this will affect our service provision at Dentalcare Group. The guidance is clear that all routine, non-urgent dental care, including orthodontic treatments must be deferred until advised otherwise. We are still here to support you and your dental needs through this unprecedented time.

We want to take this opportunity to reassure all our patients that we take the spread of the COVID-19 in the UK very seriously. The health and safety of our patients, staff and visitors to our dental practice is our main priority.

Here at Dentalcare Group we will be providing all our patients with a remote service during normal working hours. Our dentists will perform telephone triaging for: advice; analgesia; and antimicrobials (if appropriate) . We will not be able to see you at the practice.

If it is not possible to manage your symptoms remotely, you will have to be referred to a Local Urgent Dental Care Centre. Details of these are currently being established in our area and we will update you as soon as we have further information.

We will use our best professional judgement in the triaging process and work collaboratively with our Local Urgent Care system, possibly volunteering our expertise where necessary to help meet the demands imposed on this new emergency service.

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You can also check the following websites for further advice:

We would like to thank you for your support and cooperation in the interest of our patient’s health and safety. We will closely monitor this situation and will update all patients accordingly.

Stay safe.
Kind Regards,
Dentalcare Group Team

Incognito Braces

at West Swindon Orthodontics

Incognito Braces - an invisible way to straighten teeth

Incognito braces are a brand of lingual or hidden braces. They are a form of fixed braces that are attached to the inside of your teeth rather than being placed on the front of your teeth. This makes them extremely discreet and practically invisible to everyone else.

Just like traditional fixed braces, Incognito braces can help to:

  • Create space for crowded teeth
  • Correct protruding teeth
  • Close gaps in your teeth
  • Straighten crooked teeth
  • Fix different problems with bite including open, cross, under and overbites


How does it work?

Incognito braces are made up of gold brackets that are cemented on to the back of your teeth for the duration of your orthodontic treatment and are connected with wire. The wires are attached to the brackets using tiny invisible elastics. Incognito braces just like fixed braces have the advantage of straightening teeth very precisely but are popular with adult private patients as they can’t be seen by other people.

Find out more by booking a free patient assessment with our patient coordinator or you can book a consultation with our knowledgeable orthodontists for £75.

Benefits of Incognito Braces in West Swindon

More patients throughout West Swindon and Wiltshire are choosing Incognito braces to straighten teeth because:

  • Incognito braces are very discreet. They are fixed to the inside of your teeth, facing towards your tongue, so most people won’t be able to see that you are having your teeth straightened
  • Just like traditional fixed braces, Incognito braces can correct mild and severe orthodontic cases extremely precisely
  • Incognito braces are completely custom made to fit your mouth and your teeth. The wire is shaped using a robot and ensures absolute precision in your treatment
  • The fact that they are custom-made braces combined with gentle pressure means there should be no discomfort whilst wearing this brace
  • Sometimes with fixed braces discolouration or white spots can occur when teeth are being straightened. With Incognito braces, any discolouration will be on the inside of your teeth rather than the outside

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Frequently asked questions about Incognito Braces

Is everyone able to wear Incognito braces?

Most adults and teenagers can wear Incognito braces to straighten teeth. Very occasionally patients with an extreme overbite may not be able to wear Incognito braces because their bite causes too much pressure on the back of the teeth increasing the risk of the brackets to fall off. Our expert orthodontists will assess your teeth and your orthodontic case before starting any treatment to ensure that you can wear this type of dental brace and to ensure that it is suitable for you. 

Will Incognito braces affect my speech?

Some patients notice in the early days of wearing their Incognito braces that there is a slight change in their speech. Any form of dental brace, whether a fixed brace or clear aligners will usually have some impact on your speech for the first day or two. This generally rectifies after a few days of wearing your braces as your tongue and your mouth adapt to wearing your braces. 

Do Incognito braces hurt?

Whilst traditional fixed braces can sometimes cause irritation to the cheeks and lips as the brace comes into contact with these areas, Incognito braces can sometimes cause irritation to the tongue as the brackets face inwards. If this happens, it is usually on the first few days of wearing your new brace. Any discomfort should quickly wear off as your mouth adjusts.