Braces & Aligners (Orthodontic Treatment)
Braces & Aligners
Dental Braces are appliances used to correct the position of teeth. The earliest age to start the orthodontic treatment may be 7 years, but the treatment has no upper limit of age to begin. With the help of Braces and Aligners the alignment of teeth is corrected.
Gradually the teeth get into the required position when one is wearing braces or aligners. As a result, the overall appearance of teeth is improved and the mastication force is enhanced. Any person having such concerns can correct their bite with the help of braces and aligners at any age of life.
Types of Braces & Aligners
There are many options available to choose for braces and aligners, our specialist orthodontists will educate you and assist you in making the best decision and choice for your treatment. Most common types of braces and aligners include:
- Metal or traditional braces
- Lingual braces
- Ceramic braces
- Clear aligners
They are the conventional and most commonly used form of braces. They require metal brackets, wires and elastic ligatures to work upon. The patient has to visit the Orthodontist after every 15-25 days as per the treatment advancement. The normal duration of completion of treatment ranges from 8 months to 26 months varying from case to case. After the treatment an aligner is given to the patient to maintain the newly corrected positions of teeth.
These are similar to Metal braces except the brackets and wires are white in color and appear to be almost invisible. All the rest is similar to Metal Braces.
These braces use Metal brackets and metal wires, but the brackets are adapted on the inner side of the teeth, to avoid any appearance on the front side of teeth. The treatment duration has minor variation to conventional Metal braces.
Invisible Aligners / Clear Aligners
These grade plastic aligners are the latest advancement in the field of Orthodontics. They do not require any wires or brackets. Being transparent plastic, their aesthetics are the best as compared to the rest of types. Normally 20 aligners are needed for mild cases, where every aligner has to be worn for 2 weeks and so on. The treatment duration time remains similar to other options. However, for complex cases the patient has to visit the dentist otherwise in this treatment modality, the patient may use the aligners on their own.
Clear or invisible aligners are the most famous among these days for being chic, trendy and ease of usage being in control of the patient. However, the treatment duration and functional use is similar in all the types alike.
Sherwani Dental and Skin Clinic is pleased in providing best teeth braces cost in Lahore, Pakistan. We provide affordable rates and ease of payment methods for braces and aligners. With our friendly and professional staff, the experience for the whole duration will be pleasant, comfortable and lifelong relationship of trust will be built with us. The duration of treatment varies depending on each case specifically, but still, the average time required for Braces and Aligners ranges from 24 to 48 weeks.
Precautions with Braces
- Avoid eating sticky food like gums, toffies etc.
- Avoid carbonated and fizzy drinks.
- Visit your dentist for every follow-up visit to ensure timely treatment and avoid complications.
- Don’t chew on hard food or ice.
- Don’t bite on your nails or chew pencil.
- Maintain good oral hygiene especially making sure no food particles are stuck in braces after every meal.
- Eat with small bites and avoid eating hard food and chewing on bone.