There are multiple factors that can hamper that perfect smile of yours such as crookedness, misaligned teeth, and crowding. Dental braces and retainers are used to correct the imperfections in your oral cavity. Here, we are going to share every last detail that you need to know about dental braces and retainers – from the type of braces to the cost and care involved.

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1. What are Dental Braces and Retainers?

2. Types of Dental Braces

3. Who is a Good Candidate for Braces?

4. How do Braces Work?

5. Cost of Dental Braces in Delhi NCR

Take Away

1. What are Dental Braces and Retainers?

Dental braces are the dental alignment tools that correct crooked teeth, a misaligned bite, or any crowding around the teeth. This is predominantly done in teenagers but can also be used by adults to correct any imperfections. The prime function of dental braces is to put pressure on your teeth to correct the bite.

Retainers are the type of dental tools that prevent your teeth from moving after they have been aligned with the braces. The dentist will likely suggest wearing it for 4-6 months after taking off the braces to ensure that your teeth don’t try to move back to the previous position.

2. Types of Dental Braces

Dental braces are generally of four different types. Your dentist will examine the condition of your dental alignment and then suggest the one best suited for you.

The five types of dental braces include:

Metal or Traditional Braces – The brackets are made of metal, that attach to the front of the teeth with flexible wires that connect around the teeth for added support. 

Ceramic Braces – These braces have brackets made with tooth-coloured ceramic instead of metal. 

Lingual Braces – These braces have the brackets directly attached to the back of teeth, such that they are not visible from outside.

Clear Aligners – Often known as invisible braces, they are made with clear plastic trays that are then shaped according to your teeth to ensure a snug fit.

3D Guided Braces – the brackets in these braces are customized according to the patient’s teeth using 3D computerized technology, keeping the unique anatomy of every patient in consideration.


3. Who is a Good Candidate for Braces?

The American Orthodontist Association suggests that every child should get their teeth examined at least once by the age of 7. In case your children have crooked or crowded teeth, it is better to start the treatment early to ensure faster correction. Starting early also helps the jaw and the teeth adjust better to the changes.

If you are wondering whether or not getting braces is the ideal option for you, here are a few factors that you need to consider.

In case you experience any of the following bite problems, you are an ideal candidate for braces:

  • Crossbite – the dental condition that causes your upper teeth fit on the back of the lower teeth when your mouth is at rest.
  • Open Bite – in this, both the upper and the lower set of teeth protrude outward, causing a misalignment of the teeth.
  • Overbite – this happens when your complete upper jaw overlaps your lower jaw ranging between one to two millimeters.
  • Overjet – in this, the teeth in the upper jaw protrude outwards.
  • Underbite – this is a dental misalignment of the lower jaw that slant outwards than the upper jaw.

Apart from that, individuals with misaligned teeth or crowded teeth are also considered ideal candidates to get the braces.

4. How do Braces Work?

Braces are designed according to the shape of your teeth to put gentle pressure over months or years to correct their misalignment. The braces put pressure on the bone underneath the teeth, changing its form in due course.

The archwire of the brace is the part that puts maximum pressure on the teeth, helping align their shape. The braces put direct pressure on the periodontal membrane that encourages your teeth to move and correct its position for a uniform looking teeth. At the same time, the bars and the bands on the braces are responsible for creating space to allow the teeth to shift safely.

5. Cost of Dental Braces in Delhi NCR

The cost of dental braces in Delhi NCR depends on several factors. From the type of braces you are opting for along with the consultation fees of the dentist, there are many factors you need to consider.

Generally, the traditional metal braces approximately  cost INR 35,000 and could be more, depending on the complexities of the teeth.

The ceramic braces start from INR 40,000 and can be as high as INR 1,00,000. The metal self-ligating braces generally start from INR 45,000. The Invisalign braces are the most expensive and generally cost between INR 1,50,000 to INR 4,00,000.

At Dr. Sahni’s Clinic, you are assured of the best consultation and best quality braces for perfect realignment of your teeth.

Take Away

If you have struggled to decide whether getting dental braces is the right option for you or not, we hope this article suffices all your queries. Make sure to do your research and get the procedure done by a board-certified dentist who has a vast experience. Additionally, preparing yourself mentally for the process and the commitment is equally important.

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