Incognito Braces, Never Again - Kirkland, QC

I wanted hidden braces on the top because I smile...

I wanted hidden braces on the top because I smile a lot. Had them placed on the upper teeth, and regular outside braces on the bottom. After 3 weeks, Incognito braces are a pure disappointment. Cannot chew, swallow properly nor eat anything mildly solid. Horrible to floss because food gets stuck inside the braces. My speech is also greatly impaired. Swallowing at night is very difficult, saliva over my pillows every morning when I wake up.
Do not believe Incognito marketing. These models have perfect teeth to start with. I based my decision on what I had seen on the internet. A pure rip off as far I am concerned and will have them removed this week for outside braces. Complete loss of time and money. The company should warn patients about possible intolerance, would save them aggravation and much money spent on these braces.

The same. I will have these braces off tomorrow.

The same. I will have these braces off tomorrow. Dr opened up his practice just for me tomorrow. Cannot have these Incognito braces anymore. Just hate them, not able to eat, speak nor swallow.

Just counting the hours before these Incognito braces are taken off my mouth.

Just counting the hours before these Incognito braces are taken off my mouth. i will be at the door of the clinic at 8:00 AM to come off these horrible braces. One of my patients ( I am a physician) whom I left a voice message to, could not understand my message because of speech impediment that was so significant and showed up at the clinic today in person.!@!! What a waste of time and big money. I can afford the cost for replacement for outside braces but some people don't . Please be aware that these braces are not for anyone, the Incognito Company should be responsible for extra costs when it does not simply work. They make Mock up of the mouth and should warn the patient when it does not fit the profile. I should have known better but i fully trusted the internet and their marketting!!! A total waste of BIGGGG money.

As above.

As above.

Had the Incognito braces off yesterday. A lot of pain to have them removed

Had the Incognito braces off yesterday. A lot of pain to have them removed as if each of my teeth was pulled out! Pure hell for an hour, but the good news is I can now speak properly, swallow, and not quite eat but this is a start.

Incognito, never again. The orthodontist was nice enough to open up his clinic just for me as Fridays are his days off. Nevertheless, I think he felt my pain was more than I could tolerate. I will be eternally grateful for his availability and understanding.

Now i can speak like a normal person and stop drooling at night. Swallowing is normal and outside braces are well tolerated. I am looking forward to eating some of the lobster festival food soon.

Adios Ensure, Boost, scrambled eggs and yogourt. Finally I resigned from my vanity and my life with Incognito, outside braces are not bad looking. Furthermore they add volume to your lips, a free cosmetic surgery as far as I am concerned. They make you look younger.

Think twice before having these Incognito braces inside your mouth. They can make your life pure hell. I am a pro outside braces now. Just looking at the Incognito add at the door of my orthodontist's clinic, I see a nice looking woman, smiling with perfect teeth. Who said she is wearing Incognito in the first place?? To me she did not need them anyway. Do not believe what you see, in for big and expensive disappointment.

Take my word for was it is worth of, vanity is useless. Think comfort and 2 years with these in your mouth. the decision will be easy.

24 hours after having my Incognito braces out, I had my first real meal

24 hours after having my Incognito braces out, I had my first real meal in almost a month. No problem to chew nor swallow. The outside braces are easy to care of and barely show when I smile.

Life has gone back to normal. Thank you Dr George, you have a happy patient here.

Now have regular braces

Feels great. No problem to swallow, talk or eat.Barely visible.
Completely delighted with results so far. Teeth move fast and no pain.

Should have opted for those in the first place. Incognito was a big mistake.
Dr george papanastasoulis

Dr Papanastasoulis is the best. Very professional, kind and taking all the time you need with you. He understands your needs and follows-up with you on a regular basis, even after hours. Staff is great and attentive to your concerns. My negative experience with Incognito has nothing to do with him

5 out of 5 stars Overall rating
5 out of 5 stars Doctor's bedside manner
5 out of 5 stars Answered my questions
5 out of 5 stars After care follow-up
5 out of 5 stars Time spent with me
5 out of 5 stars Phone or email responsiveness
5 out of 5 stars Staff professionalism & courtesy
5 out of 5 stars Payment process
5 out of 5 stars Wait times
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My ex-"orthodontist" couldn't have cared less that the lingual braces were making my life a living hell. I stupidly paid up front, and that was another humongous mistake besides letting him pretend to know how to apply these Marat Sade devices. I was teaching English as a second language while I wore those horrible, evil contraptions, and talk about a speech impediment! The only good thing about that prison sentence was losing twenty pounds. When I insisted on having the top removed after a year of being tortured, I still had a speech impediment and the back of the top teeth felt like sandpaper and still do. The roof bordering those teeth also feel like sandpaper. I wore the bottom lingual braces for a year and a half, and they weren't so bad. The upper were entirely nothing short of a Dr. Mengele experiment, and my "orthodontist" in Midlothian, VA, couldn't have cared less. Six years later, my teeth don't look any better, I have to chew gum in order to not have a speech impediment and to maintain saliva flow, I have a deep bite now, and there is no cure to date for the sandpaper sensation behind the teeth. Any orthodontist who suggests lingual or agrees to apply them should lose his/her license. They obviously don't care about their patients if they would agree to implementing this torture. These linguals should be illegal.
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I was about to go in for Incognito consultation, but I now realize it's not going to work for me. I am a busy physician and cannot have so much impairment in my speech and eating. Glad I found this site because Nobody talks about Incognito's intolerances, limitations, and side effects. It's only here that I learned people with crowns will have big problems with Incognito due to adhesives coming off crowns all the time and Incognito lining up the inside arch, so the thicker crowns protrude forward for crooked lipside arch!
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I'm so glad you found it helpful!  I learned the same thing from reading one of the other reviews on here.  It makes so much sense when you think about it, that it straightens the teeth from the back, so different thicknesses of teeth will leave you with a less-than-straight front arch.  But I'd certainly never thought of it!  Are you going to consider a different treatment now?  Like Invisalign or some other clear braces, or ceramic braces?
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I now have regular braces for the last 10 months. Comfortable and easy to take care of. Barely visible. Believe it or not, my orthodontist says the treatment is almost finished for the upper teeth! I am extremely happy with the results so far. I might get Invisalign for the lower teeth in the summer. Time went fast and no pain. I do not regret giving up on Incognito.
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That's wonderful to hear!  You should review that experience as well!  You stayed with the same doctor, right?
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I'm in my 15th month of incognito's. It was my 60th birthday present to myself. I never had braces and my orthodontist has be using me as her trial patient( guinie pig)! It's been painful on my tounge mostly but it get better. I think my speech bothers me the most, I have to repeat, a lot. There has been choking and spittle but I think it has all been worth it. The time has gone by fast and I am almost done! You need a positive attitude and live with some pain.
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It's a horrible Nazi invention and should be outlawed. You must be one of the few on this planet that has been able to stand them. More power to you. Maybe a skilled and compassionate orthodontist makes a difference.
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I wore Incognito braces for 2 years and my dentist finally said he though we had to try the regular brackets on the outside. I didn't have the issues with eating and swallowing, but removal was quite painful. If I could do it all over again I would have just went with the clear brackets from the get go. I am currently in regular braces and have about 3 more months to go. Ugh! So over it!!
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So glad to hear you are feeling better now that you have had your bond style changed. I would love it if you would start a review in our traditional Braces community as well so we can hear how your treatment goes from here on out. :)

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