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Installation of braces. Their types and price in Dubai, UAE

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What do you know about braces? Surely they are extremely uncomfortable to wear, uncomfortable to eat with them, it is difficult to care for them, isn’t it? The one may still think they are exclusively for children and adolescents. Also the one thinks that wearing them is painful, and maybe even harmful. Where is the truth and where are the speculations? What types of bracket systems do exist? What will be the cost of brackets installation in the United Arab Emirates? You will receive answers to these and other questions in our article.

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Braces in the girl’s mouth

Bite Correction

This is the main reason for installing braces. And yet, of course, the curvature of the teeth. After all, the wrong bite, according to various sources, is a problem of about 80% of the world’s population. The fact that it negatively affects the appearance of its owner is not so bad. An incorrect bite can cause a number of health troubles. For example, it can increase the load on the teeth while chewing, leading to their premature destruction. It provokes problems with the digestive system due to defective chewing of food or even difficulty with swallowing. Gums become oversensitive. Caries may also be formed. Face asymmetry may be caused due to the displacement of the jaws.

Fortunately, dentists have found an effective panacea for those who have problems with bite or curvature. These are braces. They are also called brackets. A big plus is that they are installed in the clinic permanently. The patient does not need to carry out any manipulations on his own. Correction of the bite by this method takes a significant period: from 6-8 months to 3 years. It all depends on the individual characteristics of the patient and the complexity of the clinical situation with the oral cavity. During this time, you will have to visit the orthodontist several times to correct and change the ligatures.

Girl with braces
Girl smiles with braces in her mouth

Which bracket system to choose?

And what are the braces? The following varieties exist depending on the materials and type of attachment:

Metal

are most popular among patients. This is one of the oldest types of bracket systems, a “classic”, time-tested. And at the moment they continue to occupy a leading position. The most common are from nickel-plated alloys. Metal braces provide minimal friction between the arc and the groove and cope with alignment a bit faster (usually it takes a year and a half, less often – two)

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ reliability (firmly attached, it is difficult to damage them)

+ small size (relatively small plate for each tooth separately)

+ availability (relatively inexpensive price + done in almost every clinic)

– appearance (unaesthetic, too noticeable)

– not suitable for everyone (for example, allergic people)

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The guy kisses the girl with braces

Titanium

A kind of metal bracket systems. An option for allergic patients intolerant to certain metal compounds (nickel, steel). Titanium does not enter into any chemical compounds, therefore it is biocompatible, that is, completely harmless to humans.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ lightweight

+ durable

+ good cushioning properties (minimal discomfort)

+ harmless

-price (are more expensive than metal)

Ceramic

they are “locks”. Aesthetic and one of the most popular. For those who do not want to attract too much attention. And all because they are hardly noticeable on the teeth. The doctor selects a shade matching in color with the enamel of the patient. Can make the material matte. Today, there are advanced versions: durable, miniature, made of fine-grained ceramics of a new generation.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ the ends are rounded (the design almost does not scratch the inner surfaces of the lips)

+ hardly noticeable (imitates the color of one`s teeth)

+ durable

+ not exposed to staining and oxidation

-material (ceramic is not metal. Accordingly, a special, delicate attitude is required. For example, you must brush your teeth only with soft brushes)

– diet (it will be necessary to change it. You have to refuse black and red tea, soda, coffee, smoking

– all this makes ceramics more fragile. Because of this, it fades, loses its color)

-price (more expensive than metal and plastic)

Girl with braces
Smiling with braces in mouth

Self-ligating

Their difference from the classic bracket systems is the presence of a clip or “door” that holds the arc. There are no ligatures here, so it’s easier to care for such braces. But the braces themselves are noticeably more bulky.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ versatility

+ easy in care

+ look accurate, aesthetically beautiful

-price (are more expensive than metal and ceramic ones)

-bulky

Clear braces (Aligners)

Invisalign straightens your teeth, without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized and removable aligners. It is virtually undetectable, which means anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth. Are suitable for quick treatment. Dentists put them only if the teeth are crooked inconsequential or if there is a slight deviation in the bite. They are worn for about 3-6 months.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ price (economical option)

+ wear for a short period of time (for about 3-6 months)

+ comfort. Invisalign can be easily removed when necessary. You can remove them for eating, drinking and regular oral hygiene. Also, unlike braces, you may eat and drink whatever you desire, provided you just remove your aligners and brush your teeth after eating.

+ safety. Clear aligners are smooth and comfortable, unlike the traditional braces that have protruding and sharp edges causing irritation inside the mouth and gums. With Invisalign, you don’t have to worry about injuries from broken wires and brackets.

– fragile (all because of the material that is plastic)

– quickly lose their properties (painted, washed, cracked which are replaced with new ones)

Aligners
Installing the aligners

Sapphire

are an expensive system. Consists of artificially created crystals. It is able to correct a bite or align a row of teeth even in the most difficult cases. Suitable for those who work in the public sphere. Especially brightly glare in the light, including neon.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ durable (but not as much as metal)

+ inconspicuous (almost completely transparent)

+ shiny (sapphires give braces a special glow)

+ not prone to staining

+ plaque does not accumulate on them

+ reliable mounting system

– artificial sapphire`s fragility

– expensive

Gold

are another kind of “fashionable” braces. VIP style staples. They are for those who want to emphasize their status. Also, this chemical feature of gold allows the bracket system to move teeth more efficiently and predictably. These are the best braces for those who want to get beautiful smile, no matter how expensive it is.

Pros and cons:

+ status

+ minimal product thickness

+ individual development (according to the wishes of the patient)

+ does not oxidize in the oral cavity

+ does not cause allergic reactions

– price (premium version of brackets)

Lingual

Are attached to the inside of the teeth. Invisible to others. Can be made of gold or not precious alloy.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ invisible

+ those which are made of gold do not oxidize in the mouth

– rubs the tongue (as well as the internal cavity of the mouth)

– prevents talking (affects diction)

– difficult installation

– price (one of the most expensive)

Combined

a combination of practicality and aesthetics. Ceramic braces can be installed on the upper jaw, and metal structures on the lower jaw.

Advantages and disadvantages:

+ price (as ceramics is expensive, then the combined version will be a suitable solution)

+ aesthetics

+ treatment effectiveness

– complicated hygiene and care procedure

– violation of diction in the first weeks

– not every specialist installs them

Separately, we note that today there are special models of braces with additional enamel protection. Many people are worried about the safety of their teeth before installing. And that is right. Indeed, in the process of orthodontic treatment, some white spots can be formed on the teeth. Sometimes even full-fledged caries may appear. If you want to protect your enamel, then choose bracket systems with additional enamel protection.

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A child eats fruit with braces in his mouth.

Braces for children and adolescents

At what age can a bracket system be installed for children? After all, it should be safe and harmless for the growing body.

Braces seriously affect facial muscles and bone tissue. Therefore, you can put them on no earlier than adolescence. That is, when all permanent teeth have already grown instead of milk teeth. This is around 11-13 years.

Another nuance: children’s, not fully formed jaws, are much more pliable than of adults. Therefore, any movement of muscle and bone tissue occurs faster. Which bracket systems from the above mentioned ones are most suitable for your child?

for a child:

The best option is metal staples. After all, they are reliable. Activeness is a common thing for children of the young age.

Definitely, do not set lingual braces. It is due to the jaw growth that is natural for a developing child’s body, so those braces won`t fit throughout some time.

for a teenager:

It is important for adolescents to maintain hygiene. That is why it is especially important to look closely at braces with additional enamel protection. Regarding the material, it is more likely to choose ceramic braces. They are reliable and hardly noticeable. Such details are valuable because condemnations from classmates (especially in adolescence) would not be desirable at all.

Diagnostics. Preparing to install braces

Surely, after reading and studying all types of bracket systems, you have already chosen one. But … it is too early! 😊 Before installation, specialist`s advice is required. After all, you may be allergic to certain types of metals. Or you may have bite features. Doctors state a diagnosis before placing braces. In particular, they carefully examine the oral cavity, take a panoramic picture, take impressions, casts of teeth and cast models. They are studied, measured, analyzed, and only then installed. Believe me, they will take into account the financial component and help you with choosing the affordable bracket system. In any case, the choice will be remained to you.

It is important!

Before proceeding to the correction of teeth by non-surgical methods, you need to cure all your teeth and eliminate inflammation – especially in the gums. Caries, periodontal disease and periodontitis are contraindications to procedures for aligning braces.

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Woman at the dentist appointment with braces

How long should you wear the bracket system and how to take care of it?

Fixing braces occurs in stages. The procedure lasts for about an hour and a half. Next step is to take care of them independently. Do it at home. It is advisable to purchase a special toothbrush with soft bristles. Brush your teeth after every meal. Do this with care to avoid peeling off braces. Change the diet – refuse solid foods, reduce the amount of sweets. Also, do not drink too hot or cold drinks.

In addition, a visit to the orthodontist is mandatory. In the initial stages, you may have to go to the doctor more often so that he makes adjustments and changes the arcs. The same is needed in case the bracket has peeled off on its own. At later stages, you are to visit doctor once per two/three months.

The results, meaning changes in the position of the teeth, will become noticeable nearly after six months. In total, bracket systems are worn from six months to 3 years. It all depends on the degree of difficulty in correcting the overbite and curving the teeth. Remember the following: no matter what braces you put, teeth cannot move faster than 1 millimeter a month.

We removed the braces. What’s next?

Bite correction for children and adults is not the same thing. In the first case, it is usually necessary to correct the wrong bite. In the second, long-term preventive measures after treatment are needed. That’s because the teeth of an adult have muscle memory in relation to the location of the teeth and the “trajectory” of the bite. Therefore, even after straightening the “smile line”, it will be necessary to maintain the achieved effect using additional means and methods. They can be both “night” mouthguards and retainers. These are structures in the form of an arc mounted on the inner surface of the dentition. 

Girl with a flower and braces
Girl with a flower in her mouth and installed braces

How much do braces cost? Price in Dubai

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