Types of bracket systems
Depending on the materials of the braces, smiles look different. Some choose coarse metal, others transparent removable eliners invisible to others. Teens are often asked to put braces in Minsk with colored ligatures. Together with elastic bands, it is easy to change the color of a smile.
Metal braces have become a kind of classic orthodontics. Designs are chosen because of affordability and quality. Compared to the rest, they are 2 times cheaper, and correction of the bite is possible within 1.5 years. The advantages of metal brackets can be highlighted as follows: relatively low price, short wear period, strength and durability of the structure, as well as efficiency. But this method has several drawbacks, such as: a rather catchy appearance of the structure and sensitivity in the mouth at first.
Due to the high aesthetics, this option is more often chosen by people in public professions. Products with a polycrystalline grating emit a light shine. There are 2 types – ligature with fastening to a fixed power arc with elastic bands and self-regulating with a base inserted into the grooves.
The former are used to correct complex violations. The second successfully cope with common anomalies. They are equipped with sliding locks, which reduce the number of visits to the doctor and simplify oral hygiene. Accordingly, the price of braces with such a function is higher. Systems have a couple of drawbacks – fragility and the ability to stain with food pigments.
Sapphire braces are used mainly in cases where the aesthetic appearance is of great importance. Due to the single-crystal structure, the locks are transparent and are not subject to color changes due to dyes. However, to correct serious cases, this design is not used. The material is inferior in strength to metal.
Externally, the designs differ little from the previous types. The orthodontist carefully selects the elastic bands for the color of the enamel, which makes them less noticeable. A wide range of shades is available in orthodontics – from pale yellow to pearl. When using transparent ligatures and arcs, the brackets are almost invisible. However, silikon plastic is fragile and subject to wear. Metal frame spirit systems are stronger and more reliable. Color elastic bands give a pretty look.
Systems made of biocompatible with tissues remove discomfort when wearing braces, improve the quality of treatment. In other parameters they do not differ from analogues, although they are very noticeable with a smile. Self-latching staples do not require fixation. The cost of such braces in Minsk is higher because of the locks that hold the arc.
Allergy-prone people with gastrointestinal diseases orthodontists recommends hypoallergenic titanium staples. The benefits include:
- good shock absorbing properties.
This option allows you to save. Systems improve aesthetics with sapphires or ceramics in the frontal zone. Distal parts are made with metal brackets, less often with titanium and mounted on molars. Braces are suitable for the correction of severe bite pathologies. However, they are difficult to maintain and require long-term addiction.
Crowding of teeth and occlusion are corrected with the help of “invisible” designs. They got this name because of the installation on the internal surfaces of permanent teeth for a period of 12-18 months. The arcs are really not visible when smiling. Another advantage of lingual systems is the absence of the risk of enamel demineralization. However, there were some shortcomings. After installation, the phonetic pronunciation of individual sounds is difficult, difficulties with hygiene arise. The cost of “invisibility” is higher than the classic types.
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Installation of braces in Minsk
At the preparatory stage, the doctor evaluates the clinical situation, inform the patient about the types of structures. Then it directs to the orthopantomogram and tele-roentgenogram to obtain x-rays to see the location of the roots in the jaw. It implements casts and diagnostic gypsum models. After analysis, draws up a treatment protocol and discusses it with the patient. Before installation, the dentist performs a professional rehabilitation of the oral cavity, and only then does the orthodontist get to work.
- At the beginning of the process, it fixes the structure that isolates the teeth from the lips.
- Apply photopolymer material, preparing the crown for fixing the system, distributes glue with a special primer.
- For fasteners, fixes an arc on each unit, fixes it with ligatures. When using a self-regulating system, it only closes the cap in the bracket.
- Having glued all braces on all teeth, it connects together with a wire arc.
This is the end of the process. It usually takes 30-90 minutes. Diction temporarily suffers during the period of addiction, but after a couple of weeks speech is almost restored.
Alternatives to braces
In children under 10-12 years old, removable plates are often used instead of braces. At this age, less demands are placed on aesthetics, but the ability to quickly remove an orthodontic design is important. In large cities where dental care is developing, almost everyone had to see elementary school students with “brackets”. Shiny chrome and nickel devices are attractive in their own way and are even perceived by others as jewelry. In addition to correcting the position of the teeth, they normalize the functioning of the jaw muscles and contribute to the proper development of bones.
An alternative for adults is the transparent removable mouth guard. Transparent mouthguards are very similar in structure to home devices for whitening teeth. They are made to order in special laboratories, taking into account the anatomical structure of the jaw of each person. Transparent mouthguards are characterized by the ability to fit snugly to the teeth, which makes the treatment painless and comfortable, while mouthguards are completely invisible to others. Elite bite treatment is not for everyone. Manufacturers immediately revealed a number of diseases with which kappa successfully fight. These systems are able to correct small accuracy, basic malocclusion in the up-down, left-right directions, including the mesal bite, which differs in that the upper jaw is much more developed than the lower jaw.
To prevent peeling, orthopedists recommend:
- brush your teeth immediately, moving away from the table;
- use irrigators, flosses, brushes, rinses;
- discard sticky and stretch products;
- exclude nuts, crackers, other solid foods from the menu.
Rigid meat, fruits and vegetables should be cut into pieces and only then put in your mouth. In case of breakdown, displacement, immediately consult a doctor.
What you need to know before installing
Patients with periodontal tissue diseases need to be treated by a periodontist. Depulled and teeth with defects in enamel are brittle. During installation, chipped tops, mechanical injuries of the crown are possible. Patients with a pronounced distal or mesial bite should first visit a dental surgeon. For problems with the temporomandibular joint, they are examined. Aligning the dentition by correcting the position of the bones in half the cases improves the function of the masticatory muscles.
How much do braces cost in Minsk?
In Dudko and Sons dentistry, the price of braces depends on a diagnostic examination, a clinical case, the frequency of arc correction, and job rates. Orthodontists are ready to offer customers different models. They will suit people with modest material resources and an unlimited budget:
- The price of lingual braces from 560 USD
- The average cost of vestibular systems from 390 USD
We treat patients with attention and do our best to solve problems with teeth. We provide installments and discounts when installing fixed orthodontic appliances on both jaws.