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How to Apply Braces in Dubai

How to Apply Braces in Dubai

Patients might need to receive braces in Dubai for orthodontic treatments to correct dental alignment and improve oral health and aesthetics. These factors contribute to better oral health and a more appealing smile. You can schedule an appointment at our dental clinic in Dubai. We are dedicated to providing you with top-quality dental care and addressing your oral health needs.

 Quick Facts  
 When is a dental appliance recommended?    When the teeth are not aligned correctly, and mastication develops problems in the oral cavity.

Who can fit a dental appliance?   

Our orthodontist in Dubai 

What analysis can be done before fitting the dental brackets?   

Dental X-rays are recommended to better visualize the teeth before treatment. 

Types of dental braces  From ceramics, sapphire, metallics, Invisalign 
 Professional cleaning recommended before the treatment (YES/NO)  

 YES

 The steps of installing dental braces

– cleaning the dental surface,

– applying the adhesive and brackets,

– installing the wire on the brackets,

– applying the support elastics 

Regular visits to the orthodontist in Dubai 

At least once a month to activate the device 

Oral hygiene with dental braces   

– cleaning the teeth at least two to three times a day,

– using dental floss,

– rinsing with mouthwash 

 What foods are prohibited when having dental brackets?

Hard foods with a peel that can move the dental appliance 

 What not to do when wearing braces  It is recommended to avoid biting food. You can use cutlery instead. 
 Is there a risk of bruxism in teeth straightening treatment?  

Yes, patients can develop episodes of bruxism that can affect the dental appliance and its position. 

How to use Invisalign braces   

 It is recommended to remove it before eating food.

How many hours a day should Invisalign braces be worn?  

At least 22 hours 

 Cleaning tips for Invisalign braces  

Specific solutions recommended by the dentist in Dubai should be used when cleaning Invisalign braces. 

 Why choose our dental clinic in Dubai?    We offer personalized treatments for teeth straightening and specific recommendations in this regard.

Straightening the teeth for a beautiful denture

Crowded or crooked teeth represent in most cases unwanted dental problems, as people often feel embarrassed in front of others, due to an unattractive smile. Fortunately, an orthodontist in Dubai can help patients regain the needed smile and confidence through a simple, yet appreciated dental treatment: teeth straightening with dental braces in Dubai. Applying this dental device is subject to a previous dental checkup made by your dentist in Dubai. It is necessary to solve each kind of tooth problem, to clean and restore decayed teeth before the braces are applied. Once such treatments have been provided to the patient, the next step is to see an orthodontist and together choose the appropriate dental device for teeth straightening. You should check our dental clinics and Dubai and ask for information on this matter. Here is an infographic about how to apply dental braces in our clinics in Dubai:

Applying the dental device

Metal or ceramic braces can be offered to patients in Dubai if they want to get rid of misaligned teeth. From the beginning, we remind patients that applying dental braces is not a painful procedure. The first thing to do is to correctly clean and dry the teeth, in order to apply the bonding glue for the device. Then, the braces are placed on the teeth, or the wires that will help the teeth straighten. Some patients might indeed feel uncomfortable with the dental device because it will take some time to get used to it. In most cases, after one month, you won’t even notice that you wear dental braces.

Moreover, one can receive an innovative dental device for teeth straightening and that is the Invisalign aligner which is made of plastic. Our Dubai dentists can also make some important recommendations regarding how people with braces should eat, how they should clean their teeth when wearing dental brackets, and the importance of periodical dental visits.

If you are planning a visit to Dubai, we also invite you to our dental office to benefit from non-invasive treatments, with the help of the latest equipment and technology. Thus, you can discover the benefits of veneers in Dubai, which involve the installation of fine porcelain films on teeth that are discolored, stained, or chipped. A single visit to the dentist is enough for the patient to get a new Hollywood smile.

Types of braces available in Dubai

Different types of braces in Dubai are used in orthodontic treatment to straighten and align teeth.These various options apply to the diverse preferences and needs of individuals seeking orthodontic care. Our Dubai dentists will highlight the most frequently used types of dental braces:

  • Metal Braces: These are the most common type of braces. They consist of stainless steel brackets, bands, and wires. Brackets are bonded to each tooth, and a flexible archwire is threaded through them. Elastic ligatures help secure the wire in place. Metal braces are visible, but can be customized with colored ligatures;
  • Ceramic Braces: Sometimes called clear braces, they function similarly to metal braces. However, the brackets, wires, and ligatures are made from tooth-colored or clear materials, making them less noticeable. One downside is that ceramic braces can be more fragile than metal ones and may be more prone to breaking;
  • Lingual Braces: They are like traditional braces, but are placed on the back (lingual) surfaces of the teeth, making them less visible from the front. You can opt for these dental braces in Dubai for a more discreet appearance;
  • Clear Aligners: Clear aligners, such as Invisalign, are an alternative to traditional braces. They consist of a series of custom-made, transparent trays that gradually shift your teeth into the desired position. Unlike traditional braces, clear aligners are removable, which can make eating and oral hygiene more convenient. Our dentists in Dubai can apply this type of invisible braces.

Overall, the choice of teeth braces in Dubai depends on several factors, including the specific orthodontic issue, the severity of the condition, and personal preferences.

Invisalign in Dubai

Another method through which the teeth can be straightened is the Invisalign device, modern braces that satisfy most of the patients, considering the excellent results. These are custom-made aligners that are made of plastic or related fabrics. Such a device is often chosen as an alternative to metal braces and that because it’s invisible and easy to wear. The “mechanism” of this treatment is quite easy and a patient will have to respect the recommendations in this matter regarding the use and the proper care. The treatment is made in a graduated manner, meaning that the Invisalign device will be periodically changed.

The good news about wearing Invisalign braces is that they can be easily pulled off when eating. Even if it is an advantage compared to traditional brackets, it is also a must because you wouldn’t want to break them or charge them with the aliments you eat. It is important to pay attention to the cleaning methods of this device, and among them, a proper rinse as soon as they are removed. A dentist in Dubai will recommend you wear them at least 22 hours per day, so it is normal to have this device while sleeping, without thinking that it might deteriorate during the night. Make sure you know all the aspects of Invisalign devices and talk to your dentist in Dubai before the treatment starts.

Preparing for Invisalign braces

Transforming the smile often starts with straightening the teeth. The Invisalign braces are today’s suitable treatment which starts with a complete dental check-up. Furthermore, the patient will receive a digital smile design in order to see how the teeth will look before the Invisalign braces are placed. Considering the teeth problem a patient can have, the aligners will be shaped in accordance. With the help of a computer and related applications, the orthodontic device is designed with all the characteristics of a patient’s teeth. You may talk to our dentist in Dubai about all the implications of Invisalign braces.

How do you clean invisible braces?

Having special dental devices like Invisalign braces requires your complete attention when it comes to how they can be cleaned. The following details should be in your attention if you want Invisalign braces:

  1. Once removed, the aligners need to be rinsed and cleaned immediately.
  2. Special solutions based on cleaning crystals are great options for cleaning this kind of dental device.
  3. You should gently brush the aligners before wearing them again.
  4. Your dentist in Dubai can recommend you an anti-bacterial soap for cleaning the braces correctly.

It is recommended to avoid brushing the device aggressively because the risk of scratching is relatively high, considering the sensitive material and composition. Invisalign braces should be attentively cleaned in order to skip the cases in which different particles of debris might get stuck between the teeth and the device. You can always talk to your Dubai dentist and ask for information about how to clean your dental device and about the innovative solutions on the market. Such a device might be your “partner” for an extended period, so it is highly suggested to take good care of it.

What it is forbidden when having aligners?

Wearing Invisalign braces means paying extra attention to this kind of device, like not eating or drinking. Colored drinks might stain the dental device, so you should care more about the ways you clean it and wear it. Also, it is strictly forbidden to clean the aligners with toothpaste and that because some products might be abrasive and therefore problematic for such a dental device. Another thing to consider when wearing Invisalign braces is to cover them when eating and this way protect them from bacteria and germs. It is important to rinse the aligners before placing them back into the mouth, even if they have been put in a special case. 

Do I need to sleep with Invisalign braces?

Yes, Invisalign braces need to be worn for at least 22 hours every day, so you are obliged to wear such a device while sleeping. Luckily, these modern dental braces are discreet and extremely comfortable, therefore, you don’t have to worry if you will have trouble sleeping while wearing them. There are also some tips to consider in this case, like having a glass of water next to your bed or sleeping with your head elevated and with your face up. If you have trouble sleeping with your aligners, feel free to talk to your dentist in Dubai and see what kind of solutions can be offered in your case.

Traveling tips for persons wearing Invisalign braces

First of all, if you are planning a long vacation, it is best to see your dentist first and also get the next set of aligners. This way you can respect the entire treatment without interruptions, even when you are out on a vacation. There is also the possibility of shipping the new braces right to the place where you’ll spend your holiday, especially if you’ll spend more than just a few weeks. A special tip refers to a particular problem, the loss of baggage: being a small dental device you should have it in your purse or handbag instead of large luggage which can be lost if you are unlucky. Even if it is not convenient, make sure to brush and floss the teeth after each meal, before placing the braces back on the teeth, even on vacation. Debris and food particles should never be a problem when wearing dental braces like Invisalign for which special attention is required. For any extra info about how to properly take care of the aligners, do not hesitate to talk to one of our dentists in Dubai. A short visit to our dental clinics in Dubai before running on vacation is more than enough to get an idea about how to properly clean your teeth and aligners.

The advantages of invisalign braces

Besides the fact that Invisalign braces are transparent, therefore more attractive, these represent the proper method for teeth straightening without having to worry about the cleaning process of the denture which varies when wearing traditional brackets. Overall, the Invisalign braces are discreet and comfortable, and even more, they will do the same work as the normal devices.

It is complicated to eat when having dental braces?

Some people say it is, however, for better results it is recommended to pay attention to a few aspects when having dental braces:

  1. You should avoid sticky aliments that might affect the braces;
  2. You should use the fork and the knife for your meals, in order to protect the braces for moving from the teeth;
  3. It is recommended to avoid products that can stain the teeth and the brackets (coffee, wine, etc.). You can use a straw instead of sipping from a cup.
  4. It is highly suggested to avoid biting hard foods like a crunchy pizza or bread, hard fruits.
  5. Soft fruits and vegetables, mash potatoes, scrambled eggs, and puddings should be added to your diet.

It is true, most of your habits will change when wearing dental braces, but in time, you will get used to it. People wearing dental braces are often guided by the fact that at the end of the treatment the results will be amazing, so this can be the motivation for changing the food behaviors and pay complete attention to the ways they eat. Your orthodontist in Dubai can tell you more about how and what you can eat when having dental braces.

Brushing the teeth when having dental braces

Another important aspect to consider when wearing dental braces is the cleaning technique. Brushing and flossing the teeth, as usual, will slightly change because extra attention is needed. It is important to brush and floss the teeth after each meal, use special interdental brushes for proper cleaning of the denture. It is a known fact that plaque and tartar develop quite rapidly when having dental braces, however, taking good care of the denture each day with no exception will slow the process. Also, patients with dental braces need to have periodical dental checkups, and professional dental cleanings to remove the dental plaque and bacteria.

Dental braces for children

We can apply dental braces in Dubai to children as well. There is no fixed age for acquiring braces, and orthodontists make treatment decisions on a case-by-case basis.

Typically, children between the ages of nine and 14 are candidates for braces because they will have some permanent teeth at this stage.

Pediatric dentists and orthodontists recommend children to be screened by an orthodontist as early as age seven, even though braces are not usually fitted until a child is at least 12 years old, has 12-year molars, and has lost all their primary teeth. Traditional and ceramic metal braces are commonly recommended for children, but you can opt for invisible braces in Dubai for your child.

If an orthodontist identifies an issue during the early screening that could benefit from braces, he/she may recommend interceptive action, such as using a palatal expander. This can help ensure that permanent teeth emerge in the correct position.

However, for an exact recommendation, you can schedule an appointment at our dental clinic in Dubai. We can also apply dental veneers in Dubai for children, but a thorough evaluation needs to be performed first.

Costs of dental braces in Dubai

The cost of dental braces in Dubai can vary widely depending on several factors, including the type of braces chosen, and the complexity of the orthodontic treatment. There might be some other procedures involved, such as getting dental implants in Dubai, which can contribute to the final price.

On average, the cost of traditional metal braces in Dubai ranges from AED 5,000 to AED 22,000.

Ceramic braces, which are less visible than metal braces, can be somewhat more expensive. Expect to pay between AED 6,000 and AED 25,000 or more.

The cost of clear aligners like Invisalign in Dubai can range from AED 5,000 to AED 28,000 or more, depending on the length of treatment and the specific treatment plan.

However, for an exact price, it is advised to schedule an appointment with our Dubai dentists.

When you cannot receive dental braces

The dental brackets cannot be placed without a complete verification of the denture. If there are signs of particular dental problems, like gingivitis, periodontitis, cavities, abscesses or severe bleedings, your dentist in Dubai will give you a correct and rapid treatment plan before dental braces are placed. Also, problematic wisdom teeth need to be eliminated and that because these might intervene during the teeth straightening treatment. A clean and healthy denture is a good candidate for dental braces, so you should pay attention to the recommendations made by your dentist. Below you can find out some interesting facts and statistics about dental braces and dentistry:

Interesting dental braces facts and figures

Dental braces are believed to be an ideal solution, even for a long term, to straighten the teeth or the problematic denture. You might find interesting the following facts about dental braces:

  • around 70% of the patients wearing dental braces are women;
  • the teeth can straighten with the help of dental braces in about 2 or 3 years;
  • more than 92% of people wearing braces would recommend such devices to other persons;
  • a child should wear the first (hopefully the last) dental brace at the age of 10;
  • only 35% of the adult persons have correct-aligned front teeth;
  • more of 20% of the population do not have a correct bite.
  • 96% is the satisfaction rate of persons wearing Invisalign braces.

Make sure you know everything about teeth straightening and dental braces before any treatment, by asking our dentists about all your concerns. If you are a patient who is interested in straightening the teeth with dental braces in Dubai, we invite you to get in touch with our team of dentists in Dubai for comprehensive information in this sense.