Orthodontics in Mexico

Updated on Wednesday 14th September 2016

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Crowded, crooked, misaligned teeth or even teeth that do not meet naturally (overbite, cross-bite, under-bite, open-bite etc) can lead to serious problems, such as trauma and teeth decay, jaw diseases, dental fractures and last but not least, psychological problems. All of these dental problems can be easily corrected and self-confidence can be regained by using orthodontic appliances in Mexico

Our specialists in dental tourism can provide you with the necessary information regarding the most frequent orthodontic treatments in Mexico.

Specific details about orthodontic treatments in Mexico

The period required for applying and wearing orthodontic appliances (braces) is around 18-30 months for a full, active treatment, but sometimes it can last between 6-12 months for limited or minor treatment. You need to know that all children should be examined by the age of 7 because some dental problems require early intervention and careful monitoring of teeth growth and eruption. Some problems require a treatment in two phases: the first phase is identified early enough to correct a serious growth problem and the second one is a later phase in which the teeth are straightened. Children seen earlier by an orthodontist are often able to be treated without any dental interventions such as teeth extraction, the orthodontic treatment starting at the perfect time.

Of course, for adults who did not manage to see an orthodontist as children in order to fix their orthodontic problem earlier, there is always a solution available - our experts in dental tourism being able to recommend professional, qualitative and cost-effective dental clinics in Mexico.

Most common orthodontic appliances in Mexico

The most frequently used appliances in orthodontic treatments in Mexico are the metal braces, Viazis braces and self-ligating braces. First of all, the metal brackets can be golden or silver. While the silver braces look delicate, the golden ones are very fashionable and popular among young women, especially because they look like jewelry. The metal ones are used in withstanding the most types of orthodontic treatment, being very strong. The majority of metal braces (the traditional ones) need an elastic circle-shaped rubber band (ligature) in order to hold the arch wire on the bracket. Metal tie wires twisted around the brackets are also used by some orthodontists instead of elastic ligatures.

A patented type of metal brackets is the Viazi/Viazis brackets, created by a Texas orthodontist (Anthony Viazis) and used as an orthodontic treatment since 1992. They are also called “fast braces” and they are triangular brackets that use a low force square wire. Their applying technique is known as resulting in less pain and sensitivity, a treatment like this being completed much faster than a traditional one. By using this appliance, the root of the teeth and the crown are moved at the same time, in one stage, from the beginning of the treatment (with the help of a square wire).

Typical braces system move the crown of the tooth during the first year by using round wires and in the second year the root of the tooth by using rectangular or square wires. Our dentists abroad can offer more specific details about the best orthodontic option in Mexico that suits your dental needs.

As a matter of costs, we recommend you consider the idea of a dental holiday which means having your teeth restoration at the same time with enjoying a vacation in Mexico, at very attractive prices. For example, the price of braces in Mexico starts from €500, depending on the treatment. In comparison, in Peru you might spend at least €1700 for your braces.

If you are convinced to regain your healthy smile, please contact our dental tourism experts in order to recommend you the proper treatment plans in Mexico.