Teeth alignment is a common form of dental treatment done to persons who want to improve the appearance of their teeth. The treatment can be a fixed appliance – e.g. metallic braces or a removable appliance that one wears for a specific number of hours.
The treatment is ideally done in adolescents but it can also be done in adults even up to 50 years of age.
Orthodontic issues that qualify for braces treatment
As mentioned earlier alignment helps to improve the appearance and functionality of teeth. Below are misalignment cases that qualify for alignment treatment:
Crossbite (it can be an anterior and posterior crossbite)
Types of dental braces
Dental braces can be made of metal, ceramic or special plastic. We have different types of braces which include:
- Metal braces
Nowadays, braces are more visually appealing than in past years, with a range of color options for both the brackets and the elastics.
- Ceramic braces
Ceramic braces (also called clear braces) use clear or tooth-colored brackets made of ceramic, just as the name suggests.
- Self-ligating braces
Instead of using rubber bands to connect the brackets to the archwire, self-ligating braces use a specialized bracket that clips directly to the wire.
- Lingual braces
Lingual braces are attached to the inside surface of your teeth, majorly for aesthetic reasons.
- Clear aligners like Invisalign
With Invisalign, the aligners are transparent and invisible (no metal bands or wires), therefore nobody is going to realize that you are undergoing treatment.
The choice of which option a patient can consider is informed by a number of factors such as
- The dentists’ advice
- The complexity of the case
- Costs related to the treatment
- The patient’s preference
Payment plans for teeth alignment (dental braces)
Teeth alignment treatment is generally not covered by medical insurance, except with particular insurance providers and the nature of the case. At House of Dentistry, we allow teeth alignment treatment to be paid for over a period of time. With a minimum deposit of 30%, one can start treatment.
It is our pleasure to guide you through your teeth alignment journey. Book an appointment at your most convenient date and time; we will provide you with more personalized information at your initial examination and consultation visit.