Braces

Author: Dr. Donna Harder Ferraren

 

Braces in Makati Dental clinic or a dentist in Makati that is effective and affordable for invisalign braces, self-ligating braces and other braces. We offer free consultation.
 
Dental braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct under bites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw.
 
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What are my options?
Today’s orthodontics offer more kinds of braces than ever before. Check out your options:

Metal braces/Traditional braces


These are the metal brackets and wires that most people picture when they hear the word “braces.” However, modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than the notorious “metal-mouth” braces than many adults remember. Plus, new heat-activated arch wires use your body heat to help teeth move more quickly and less painfully than in the past.

 

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Pros: Least expensive type; colored bands give kids a chance to express themselves
Cons: Most noticeable type of braces
 
Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are the same size and shape as metal braces, except that they have tooth-colored or clear brackets that blend in to teeth. Some even use tooth-colored wires to be even less noticeable.
 
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Pros: Less noticeable than metal braces; move teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners (Invisalign)
Cons: More expensive than metal braces; Brackets can stain easily if patients don’t care for them well

 

 

 


Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are the same as traditional metal braces, except that the brackets and wires are placed on the inside of teeth.
 
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Pros: Invisible from outside
Cons: Difficult to clean; more expensive; not appropriate for severe cases; can be more uncomfortable at first; regular adjustments take longer and are more difficult than with traditional braces

Invisalign


Invisalign consists of a series of 18 to 30 custom-made, mouth guard-like clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks.
 
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Pros: Almost invisible; Patients can eat and drink whatever they want
Cons: Will not work for serious dental problems; only available for adults and teens, not children; more expensive option; can be easily lost and costly to replace; treatment may potentially take longer
 
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Invisalign is a clear plastic mould that is place over the teeth and has a pushing effect to move the tooth/teeth. These are called aligners. The aligners are being replaced every two weeks as the teeth move to where it is repositioned.





Invisalign has no restriction when it comes to eating.
You can remove them when eating and brushing your teeth.
There is no restriction to any sports activities.

 

Invisalign is good for people who are busy or has no time to go for dentist’s braces adjustment because the aligners can be brought home with the dates as to when to change the aligners.

 

Typically, aligners will reach up to 20 to 30 pairs. The treatment course will depend on the severity of the case. With normal case, treatment time will take about a year.

 

Compare to the traditional braces, with the invisalign, nobody can tell that you are straightening your teeth. This is convenient for people who works in the limelight like commercial models, TV reporters, actors and actresses, flight attendant and the likes.

 

It is instructive to consider the performance of conventional wire and elastomeric ligatures in relation to these requirementsText contents are excerpts from www.intelligentdental.com/2012/05/03/self-ligating-braces-part-1/
It is instructive to consider the performance of conventional wire and elastomeric ligatures in relation to these requirementsText contents are excerpts from www.intelligentdental.com/2012/05/03/self-ligating-braces-part-1/

Self-ligating brackets


Have an inbuilt metal labial face, which can be opened and closed. Brackets of this type have existed for a surprisingly long time in orthodontics— the Russell Lock edgewise attachment being described by Stolzenberg in 1935. Many designs have been patented, although only a minority have become commercially available. Self-ligating braces are defined as “a [dental] brace, which utilizes a permanently installed, moveable component to entrap the arch wire”. Self-ligating braces may be classified into two categories: Passive and Active.

These braces are typically made from stainless steel but, in some cases, are available in ceramic.

The concept that brackets are ligated via tie-wings is so prevalent that it is worthwhile considering a list of ideal properties of any ligation system. This exercise puts in perspective any assessment of the benefits and difficulties with current self-ligating systems. Ligation should:

  • be secure and robust;
  • ensure full bracket engagement of the arch wire;
  • exhibit low friction between bracket and arch wire;
  • be quick and easy to use;
  • permit high friction when desired;
  • permit easy attachment of elastic chain;
  • assist good oral hygiene;
  • be comfortable for the patient.
 
 
 
 

It is instructive to consider the performance of conventional wire and elastomeric ligatures in relation to these requirements

 


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