Orthodontics in Thailand
Updated on Tuesday 04th October 2016
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When it comes to the need of restoring your beautiful smile, whether you have crooked, misaligned, crowded teeth or other alignment dental problems, orthodontics in Thailand can be a cheap, professional and feasible solution for regaining your self-confidence. Our specialists in dental tourism will offer any help you need regarding potential treatment plans by putting you in contact with dentists abroad from dental clinics well-known for their affordable prices and expertise.
Why would you need applying braces in Thailand?
In most of the cases, the braces’ application is recommended when the structure of jaw and teeth are still developing, as in between 10 and 14 years old, though children should benefit of a complete orthodontic examination before this age, in order to see if any potential problems are to be fixed by using braces in the future. Nowadays, not only children and teenagers would wear braces, but also adults who need teeth alignment and a natural, appealing smile, since this orthodontic treatment has also a fashionable side. There are braces in Thailand that look like jewelry for delicate persons or others that have colorful brackets for playful people.
Braces usually correct malfunctions of the teeth and jaw structure by applying gentle, sustained pressure on the teeth in order to determine movement in the desired position. This process is also known as bone remodeling, as braces compress and stretch the periodontal membrane of teeth, gradually realigning the position of the bone and the surrounding tissue. Regarding realignment, you must know that this process takes time and considerable care must be taken to allow the teeth and the jaw to naturally adjust to the new alignment. Our experts in dental tourism can offer relevant information and guidance in the matter of braces application, by recommending the best orthodontists in Thailand.
Types of braces in Thailand
Braces come in many forms as today’s orthodontics offer more kinds of braces than in the recent past. Metal/traditional braces are the ones that people picture when they hear anything about braces, even though the modern ones are smaller and less noticeable than the usual metal braces. Another innovation is the new heat-activated arch wires which use the body heat in order to help teeth move quicker and less painfully than in the usual process. These braces are the most noticeable type of braces, but least expensive and represent a great way of letting people express themselves by using personalized colors for their brackets.
Invisalign braces consist of a series of 18 to 30 mouth guard-like, custom-made clear plastic aligners. The aligners are removable and are replaced every 2 weeks, patients being able to eat and drink whatever they want.
Ceramic braces have the same size and shape as metal ones, except that they are tooth-colored or clear that blend in to teeth and when using both tooth-colored wires and brackets, these braces are less noticeable. They determine movement of teeth much faster than clear plastic aligners.
Lingual braces’ brackets and wires are placed on the backs of teeth, but are the same as traditional metal braces, being only invisible from outside.
If you are wondering what the prices for orthodontics in Thailand are, for example, Invisalign aligners might cost from around €200, depending on the seriousness of the treatment you need. As you can see, prices are very low and Thailand is a popular destination for a dental holiday, many patients combining dental treatment here with an enjoyable vacation.
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