Clips and Braces

WHAT ARE BRACES?

Clips and Braces are appliances that help your teeth to align in proper position and help you have a better look, smile, and function, they are called a fixed appliance since they remain fixed to your teeth till the end of the treatment.


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WHAT TYPES OF BRACES ARE AVAILABLE?


There is a wide range of dental braces(clips and braces) available. But, your orthodontist will let you know what will suit you the best. Most commonly recommended are as follows:

What Metal braces? 

 Metal braces are the most common type we see in our everyday life. As these are made of metal, most of us feel uncomfortable wearing them. But they are advantageous as they align your teeth faster than other kinds.

What metal teeth braces are made up of?

Metal braces are made up of stainless steel, which is anti-corrosive and safe to use in the oral cavity.

There are many types of metal braces available in SDC, Chennai. The metal dental braces are categorized with the manufacturer, there are two leading metal braces brands available, that is Damon braces and 3M braces. There are affordable metal braces available which are categorized as premium metal braces and 999 dental braces.

The metal dental braces cost differs from the brands, the most affordable dental braces in SDC is 999 dental braces.

What are Ceramic braces?

Ceramic braces are nearly invisible where the brackets are made of monolithic ceramic material which is white in color and strong which prevents breakage with bite force. The wire which runs through the ceramic braces is usually in metallic color, you can customize this to white color wires.

You should maintain ceramic braces properly to avoid turning into yellow discoloration. The ceramic braces cost will be approximately from Rs.45,000 to Rs.1,00,000, which are available in EMI.

Composite braces are economical white-colored braces that look similar to ceramic braces, the cost of composite dental braces starts from Rs.25,000 which is also available in EMI.

Advantage of ceramic braces:

They are white in color and semi-visible

Disadvantages:

Due to high friction between the metal wire and ceramic braces, the tooth movement is quite slow in ceramic braces, ceramic braces with metal slots are available to overcome this problem.

What are Lingual braces? 

Lingual braces are metal braces that are placed inside the tooth surface to prevent visibility. 

The major drawback of lingual braces are:

  • Tongue laceration,
  • Speech difficulty,
  • Frequent breakage due to biting force.
  • Difficulty in eating

Thus, these are uncommon in the current situation.

What is Self – ligating braces? 

Self – ligating braces are braces that have a lock and key systems, the aligning wire runs through the braces slot and it’s self-locked with a locking mechanism hence the name self-ligating braces, which helps in faster movement of the teeth. They are comparatively smaller and thus, help in easy maintenance of oral health. They are also known as superfast braces.

The treatment duration is practically unpredictable but the speed of the treatment is comparatively faster than other types of braces because there is continuous force application on teeth.

The cost of self-ligating braces differs from the manufacturers, which will be approximately from Rs.45,000 to Rs.1,50,000. The self-ligating braces are also available in EMI in SDC.

Invisible braces: Also called Aligners. They are invisible and hence they are preferred by young patients, travelers, and celebrities. They are advantageous in many ways as there is no food restriction and many others. Easy to maintain and aesthetically pleasing.

Comparison of Different Types of Fixed Appliance
Conventional metal braces ceramic braces self-ligating braces (metal) self-ligating braces (ceramic)
Comfort moderate moderate high high
Treatment duration moderate slow comparatively fast comparatively fast
Bacterial adhesion high high low low
Visibility yes yes yes yes
Bad breath Yes, must maintain Yes, must maintain Yes, must maintain Yes, must maintain

FAQ on Dental Braces


HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO WEAR BRACES?


The treatment time usually depends on the severity of the condition and the type of braces which you use. But usually it takes around 1 1/2 – 2 years for the completion of the treatment.


IS THE BRACES TREATMENT PAINFUL?


NO, the clip treatment is not as painful as it is seems to be. Initially there will be mild discomfort but that reduces gradually as you get used to it.


DO I HAVE TO GET MY TEETH REMOVED FOR THE TREATMENT?


Removing of the teeth depends completely on your condition and severity of the problem. It is not compulsory for all the patients. And, your orthodontist will decide if it is required or not and if it is required, how many teeth to be removed.


DO I HAVE TO USE RETAINERS AND IF SO FOR HOW LONG?


Retainers are mandatory for all the patients undergoing braces treatment. This is important because it prevents the relapse of the previous condition. You are advised to wear retainers for at least a time period of 1 year.


WILL THE REMOVAL OF TEETH CAUSE ANY PROBLEMS?


NO, teeth removal will be done by your orthodontist and there will be no problems on removal. The gap will be closed fully at the end of the treatment.


HOW OFTEN DO I HAVE TO VISIT MY ORTHODONTIST?


It is recommended to visit your orthodontist every month as there will be procedures for tightening of braces.


WHAT IS THE RIGHT AGE FOR THE BRACES TREATMENT?


There is no such age as right age for the braces treatment. It can be done from 8 years to as old as 50 years of age. There are also functional appliance which helps in modification of skeletal deformation of kids of age 6 to 12 yrs. They help in treating the kid’s facial skeletal problem during the growing stage of the facial skeletal.


Advantages Of Clip and Braces


  • Boost up your self-confidence.
  • Elevates self-esteem.
  • Confident smile.
  • Increase the ability to chew food.
  • Reduces or nullifies speech impairment.
  • Easy to brush and floss (helps in oral hygiene maintenance)
  • It helps reduces dental caries and gum diseases.
  • Helps in tooth movement
  • Simple chair side appointments
  • Avoid accidental chipping of teeth due to protrusion 

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