Visiting the orthodontist will not necessarily mean that he/she will install any appliance on the spot, A person's individual case will be the basis of any dental treatment and so as to having dental braces installed. The dentist will decide on the preliminaries of each case involving an x-rays, facial photos of the teeth and physically checking on it.
Dental Braces for your kids are advised if they have crooked and misaligned teeth, these are perfect, as they grow older you will notice that their smiles improve dramatically.
The lifetime benefits of having braces ensures you a striking perfect smile, which is by the way makes the best first impression, improves your self-confidence and dental health.
The cost of traditional metal dental braces offered in various clinics in the country can range to Php. 30,000 - Php. 90,000 depending on each case, special types such as invisible or damon braces can cost up to Php. 120,000 - Php. 150,000. On a side note, it is still one-third, a mere fraction of the cost when getting dental braces in the U.S or in other parts of Asia or Australia.
The cost of dental braces are also based on the materials used by the dentist or the packages inclusive of the treatment like mercury-free fillings used in restoration process before installing the braces that is safe and non hazardous to human health.
Make sure to ask him/her about the treatment plan and the materials to be used. A great dentist is able to educate his/her patient and enable them to understand clearly the treatment being pursued.
In giving you information on about the cost of dental braces in the Philippines, I will also advise you on the payment terms. While the dentist's payment terms still vary from one end to another, the initial down-payment for the braces are required. The remaining balance of the treatment can be paid in installment basis, monthly divided upon visiting the dentist for progress consultation and adjustment. Make sure to ask him/her if there are any additional payments on top of it too.
The ideal duration for having braces is 24 months, depending on each case and the skills of the dentist who made the braces possible, you can also settle the remaining balance in this period which can be shorter but not lesser than 7-8 months depending on you or your child's case and your dentist.
Dental follow up check-ups are required to see that results are always met. Ask your dentist for your appointments to give way to setting up comfortable schedules.
Remember that some braces are advertised as cheap and manageable but cost do add up because a lot of its parts like the elastics and brackets are charged overtime adding up to a much costlier amount, and you could have gone to the specialist instead.
The improper installation of dental braces can do harm than good to the patient. Why? because it can result to new gum problems, shortening of the roots of the teeth, death to the nerves of the tooth itself, and worst losing the tooth permanently due to excessive movement.
Choosing the Right Dentist
Any dentist can literally "Place" braces on your kids, but make sure that he/she is highly capable of the treatment.
Getting to know your dentist is vital to ensure a bond of trust. Be open to knowing him/her in terms of when and how she began training, the cases he/she had worked with and the dentist's affiliations.
Orthodontists are Masters of this treatment, they usually undergo +2-3 more years of focus education and training than general practitioner dentist.
Dental Braces in the Philippines