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Orthodontic Treatment

 

Orthodontics or braces in Uganda

Orthodontics, or braces, is a special kind of dentistry that deals with issues related to how your upper and lower jaws fit together, known as malocclusions. This branch of dentistry aims to diagnose, prevent, and treat dental and facial irregularities. It also includes dentofacial orthopedics, a method used to address problems related to jaw growth.

The primary goal of orthodontics is to align and straighten teeth, which not only enhances facial appearance but also improves oral health. By correcting the bite alignment of the two jaws, orthodontic treatment reduces the risk of cavities, gum disease, and excessive wear on teeth.

Types of Orthodontic Treatment at HK Family Dental Services

  1. Metal Braces
    • Materials: Stainless steel bands, brackets, and wires.
    • Process: Brackets are glued to the teeth and connected with a flexible archwire and ligatures (tiny elastic bands).
    • Visibility: Visible when smiling.
  2. Ceramic Braces
    • Materials: Similar to metal braces (stainless steel bands, brackets, and wires).
    • Process: Brackets are glued to the teeth and connected with a thin, flexible archwire and ligatures.
    • Cost: Similar to metal braces.
    • Visibility: Less noticeable than metal braces, suitable for those conscious about appearance.
  3. Clear Aligners (Invisalign brand)
    • Materials: Utilizes stainless steel bands, brackets, and wires.
    • Process: Brackets are glued to the teeth, connected with a thin, flexible archwire and ligatures.
    • Cost: Comparable to metal and ceramic braces.
    • Visibility: Virtually invisible, providing an aesthetic option for those concerned about the appearance during treatment.

Choosing the Right Option for You

While metal braces are cost-effective and highly effective, individuals who prefer less visibility may find ceramic braces or clear aligners more suitable. The choice depends on personal preferences, comfort, and the desired aesthetic outcome. At HK Family Dental Services, we offer these options to cater to diverse needs, ensuring effective orthodontic care tailored to each individual.

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