Depending on what your issues are, you can get braces on just your upper teeth . This treatment is called single arch orthodontic treatment. Some orthodontists will put braces on just the top teeth before concentrating on your bottom teeth .
If budget is limited, patients may consider having top row braces only to save on costs. Fitting braces only on the top teeth can be for cosmetic purposes only . But for patients who don’t have a bite problem but don’t like their crooked tooth or space on the top row of teeth, top row braces can work.
Adult braces may cost between £1500 to £2500 in a private dental clinic, depending on the location and competition in that area. NHS orthodontic treatment is cheaper but may require your dentist to confirm that the braces are necessary for health reasons and not for cosmetic use.
Active treatment cost Labial (normal braces ) cases range between R15, 540 up to R31,612. Lingual braces range between R30,446 up to R51 519. Invisalign range from R30,446 up to R51,519 + there is an additional upfront appliance fee of R35 190 incl.
Individuals think that braces are very painful , but there’s actually not much pain or discomfort after you get used to wearing them. You may feel some discomfort right after the orthodontist puts the braces on and when your wires are tightened, but there are ways to get braces pain relief.
With plans starting at $97 per month , we make sure that the cost of adult braces can comfortable fit into nearly any budget. There’s no doubt about it; quality adult braces treatment isn’t cheap.
We almost always start with the top braces first and then put the bottom ones on a few months later. This is because the bottom teeth are usually corrected faster than the top (in most people) so we time your treatment so everything is finished at the same time.
Getting your braces on takes one to two hours . Depending on your teeth and the kind of braces you’re going to wear, the process for putting them on could happen in one appointment or two.
Depending on your situation, you might wear your braces for anywhere from 18 months to three years. Regardless of age, you’ll wear a retainer after treatment to keep your teeth from moving back.
Lots of adults either didn’t get braces when they were children or didn’t complete their treatment including the well-known retainer which stabilizes realigned teeth. You may be wondering, “ can I get braces in my 30’s ?” You can , and many people do !
Some children start their orthodontic treatment as young as six. However, most agree that the best age to get braces or another form of treatment is between the ages of 8 and 14, which is when the head and mouth are most conducive to straightening.
You Can Have Braces At Any Age You can use braces to correct misaligned teeth at any age, just so long as your teeth and gums are reasonably strong. Dental braces are not suitable for patients with weakened gums or poor dental health. It is becoming increasingly common for adults to be fitted with braces .
The reason bad breath is more common with braces is that the hardware of braces makes it easier for tiny particles of food to get trapped underneath the brackets and wires. These foods are broken down by bacteria, and a by-product of that process is an unpleasant smell : halitosis, or bad breath .
Yes, braces can change the position of your lips , but only as much as the teeth immediately behind them change. Side note: If you ‘re wearing traditional braces using a bracket and wire system, you may temporarily notice that your lips look bigger . This is due to the extra width created between your teeth and lips .
Kissing with braces is not only possible, it can be just as enjoyable for both of you as it is without them. Wait until you feel comfortable with your braces before trying for anything adventurous, like a kiss . We recommend waiting at least two weeks before attempting any kissing . When you do kiss , take it slow.