Dental Braces are the devices which are used in orthodontic treatment. A perfect set of teeth is every one’s dream. Everyone desires a beautiful smile. Perfectly arranged teeth function best and last longer in mouth. They are used to straighten or align the teeth and help to position them. They are also used for treating cross bites, deep bites, open bites, rotation, etc.
Dental technology has brought us to an advance and exciting stage when it comes to dental braces. There are many types of dental braces from traditional metal braces to ceramic braces, from tooth-colored braces to clear braces. It is no longer regarded as fear for teenagers. The treatment with the braces is the major step that provides permanent and perfectly aligned teeth.
The end results can simply be stunning and the patient can experience the joy of positive progress by checking in the mirror at home. The results are beautiful because anything well organized looks good and beautiful.
These are the traditional braces which consist of metal brackets and wires that most of the people picture when they hear the word braces. These are dental braces which are made up of high-grade stainless steel which straighten your teeth using metal brackets and archwires. These are the least expensive braces that are used in orthodontic treatment.
Once installed the patient has to be more careful with what they eat. One should avoid eating gums or caramel that sticks to the brackets. The patient should avoid eating hard food as it may result in dislodgment of the bracket.
Ceramic Braces are common alternative to the metal braces. Ceramic Braces are made up of tooth-colored material which is usually less noticeable than the usual metal braces. They have tooth-colored brackets that blend with the teeth and are of same size and shape as metal brackets. They are more expensive when compared to the traditional metal braces. Ceramic Braces stain easily if one does not maintain proper oral hygiene.
Lingual braces are same as metal braces, these are custom made and are bonded behind the teeth (lingual side) to remain out of site. A skilful orthodontist is required to install them. They are difficult to clean and are even more expensive than the ceramic braces. They can be uncomfortable initially but eventually, patients gets used to it. The adjustments take longer time than traditional braces.
Apart from all the above, the other type of braces used are INVISALIGN which are nothing but a series of 15-30 custom made mouth guard like removable clear plastic aligners. The aligners are replaced every 2-3 weeks.
They are most comfortable to the patient. These don’t work for serious dental problems. These are very costly when compared to all others. This treatment may take usually longer time when compared to others.
Two kinds of costs should be considered in treatment with braces.
Cost of treatment varies from city to city. There is no standardization of charges for treatment. Ceramic braces are more expensive but not useful for serious dental problems and are of no treatment advantage. The most expensive these days are INVISALIGN.
|TYPES OF DENTAL BRACES||COST OF DENTAL BRACES|
|Metal Braces||INR 18,000 – INR 35,000|
|Ceramic Braces||INR 30,000 – INR 55,000|
|Lingual / Incognito Braces||INR 72,000 – INR 190,000|
|Invisalign||INR 60,000 onwards|
The Case below is of a 24-year-old lady having and Upper and lower crowding as well as upper jaw proclination. At The Dental Specialists, we follow an Interdisciplinary approach of most of the cases- The Orthodontists along with The Prosthodontists, Periodontists, Oral Surgeons and the Cosmetic dentists work as a team to give the final output. We don’t just look at the aesthetics but we also look at the functional issues before we start the treatment. We plan and execute. We finished the below case with Clearpath clear aligners in one year 2 months. To view more treatment cases click here …