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Lingual Braces

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More About Lingual Braces

Goodbye traditional braces, hello Incognito, hidden Lingual braces! Incognito lingual braces are completely hidden from view. They are placed on the back-side of your teeth and custom-made for each patient.

With over 100,000 patients treated worldwide, there’s a good chance you’ve seen someone wearing them and you didn’t even know it!

Life with Lingual Braces

Since these Incognito braces rest near your tongue, patients typically experience an adjustment period of roughly 2 weeks. At that point, most people barely notice the braces and begin to speak the same as they did prior to getting braces.

As with all orthodontic treatments, hygiene is extremely important. An electric toothbrush provides the most effective method for cleaning, and flossing is just as important as ever.

Water-based toothpicks do a good job of keeping the mouth feeling fresh throughout your treatment, particularly around brackets and on the tongue. Mouthwash is also fine to use on lingual braces.

Common Questions

What Are Lingual Braces?

Incognito lingual braces are completely hidden behind your teeth. You don’t have to worry about taking them out to eat, and you don’t have to track the number of hours you must wear them each day.

Brackets and wires are engineered to deliver precise, targeted results through advanced digital technology. Everything is customized just for you for the best possible comfort and treatment success.

With over 100,000 patients treated worldwide, there’s a good chance you’ve seen someone wearing them and you didn’t even know it!

How do Lingual Braces Work?

As with traditional metal braces, Incognito Hidden Braces are a combination of brackets and wires. The difference is that lingual braces are completely custom-made and fit on the inside of your teeth.

The process begins with Dr. Riano taking a precise impression of your teeth. He sends the impression to the 3M lab where, based on his prescription, models of your mouth are made to deliver the best possible result for your teeth.

Custom brackets are then designed to specifically fit each one of your teeth, and wires are robotically bent based on Dr. Riano’s detailed instructions. Everything is shipped to San Francisco prior to treatment.

We strive to...

Treat you the same way we like to be treated ourselves

Educate ourselves by taking more continuing education credits than required

Invest in the best technology and supplies

Challenge ourselves and our team to be the best

Insurance & Billing

The cost of your orthodontic treatment will vary, depending on your individual needs and treatment plan. Our staff will discuss the cost of your treatment and each available payment plan option with you, so you can make the best choice for yourself and your smile. We will work with you to create a payment plan that fits your budget, and you will know what to expect before beginning treatment.

Why Choose Our Practice


Your smile is yours forever, and we want to make it as easy as possible for you to receive the best orthodontic care whenever you need it. Our practice accepts most major credit cards. Click here to use our payment plan calculator!


Our educational commitment to patients ensures that you receive all the information you desire in order to make informed decisions and achieve the change you want to see in your smile.


Our team is committed to continuous education, development, and training to keep us at the forefront of orthodontic best practices.

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224 Esplanade W Suite 600
North Vancouver, BC V7M 1A4

Office Hours

Mon: Closed
Tues: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wed: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thur: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Fri: 7:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sat: By Appointment Only
Sun: Closed

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