So you’re thinking of getting braces? Well, it doesnâ€™t have to be the ten-thousand-year treatment some of your friends suffer through.
There is a faster way to have orthodontic treatments done. At my dental clinic in Makati, we’re talking metal in your mouth for a WHOLE YEAR LESS!
The Makati Dentist’s way-quicker method:
- FASTER UNCROWDING: Rather than relying on just one treatment typeâ€”like some dentists doâ€”we customize the methods to create enough room for your crowded teeth.
- BETTER ORTHOPEDICS: Many times your treatment will go faster and turn out better if we use Orthopedic appliances (sometimes called retainers) either before or while your wearing braces.
- INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT: We select the best bracket system for your mouth (that’s the braces part). And we use these comfortable flexible wires that loosen and stiffen when the temperature in your mouth changes (eating hot or cold things).
- FEWER ADJUSTMENTS: That means you donâ€™t have to go in to the dentist as much! (Which saves you the trouble of looking at my face fewer times a year.
We dentists in Makati call these types of braces “self-ligating” brackets. A treatment time between eight and 18 months is common, but a more accurate estimate can only be made after direct examination.
|Old Fashioned Braces||Self Ligating braces
|Treatment Time||2 or 3 Years||8 to 18 Months|
|Final Smile||Narrow||Full Smile|
|Root Resorption||Risky||Less Often|
|TMJ Health||Varies||Orthopedics Improve|
|Facial Profile||Flat Face||Full Face|
|Wisdom Tooth Surgery||Frequent||Infrequent|