Braces are used to correct problems with spaced, crooked, twisted and crowded teeth. Braces improve the appearance and function of teeth and overall oral health. Braces are often used by children and young patients. Some adults also need braces.
Types of Braces
When it comes to braces, the first thing that comes to mind is traditional metal braces. There are also different types of braces available. There are 4 main types of braces: metal braces, ceramic braces, lingual braces and clear aligners.
Metal braces include brackets and wires made of metal. These braces are the most common type of braces and the cheapest option. It is difficult to brush and floss while wearing metal braces. They are the most visible compared to other options.
Ceramic braces are made of ceramic material compatible with natural tooth color. Their structure, size and shape are very similar to metal braces. It is as effective as metal braces in bringing the teeth into the appropriate position. It is a good option for patients with aesthetic concerns.
Lingual braces are metal braces worn on the back surface of the teeth. They provide similar results to traditional metal braces. Because the braces are on the back of the tooth, they are almost completely invisible. They are very suitable for adults who do not want their braces to be visible.
Clear aligners are custom-made transparent aligners used to straighten teeth. When worn over the teeth, the aligners gradually move them into the desired position. Clear aligners are removable, so they can be removed before eating, are easier to brush and allow flossing. The biggest brand of clear aligners is Invisalign. For this reason, the name Invisalign is often used instead of clear aligners.
Metal braces, ceramic braces and lingual braces have a similar treatment procedure. The brackets are bonded to each tooth individually. Wires and elastic bands are then attached to connect the brackets.
Clear aligners have a different procedure. Several sets of custom-made aligners are prepared and the patient wears each set for about two weeks. Each set brings the teeth closer to the desired position.
How Much Are Braces Prices in Turkey?
Turkey is a popular destination for braces, as it is for other dental treatments. In Turkey, it is possible to have braces at a more affordable cost than in many other countries.
The price of braces varies depending on the type of braces used, the quality of the material used, and the type and difficulty of the treatment.
- Metal braces cost between £1400-£2000.
- Ceramic braces cost between £1600-£2200.
- Lingual braces cost between £1500-£4000.
- The cost of clear aligners ranges from £2000-£3500.
Braces offer a long-term treatment, straightening teeth slowly but surely. They make teeth cleaning and oral care easier. They help patients regain and maintain oral health.