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What are Dental Braces?

Dental braces are tools designed to help correct certain problems with your teeth such as crowding, crooked teeth, gapped teeth, overbite, etc. Many people get teeth braces when they’re young, but also adults get them too. The type of braces you need depends on the severity and type of your problem. Braces slowly straighten and align your teeth helping to restore function to your teeth and make eating more comfortable.

At Arrow Dental Centre, our orthodontist team offers our patients outstanding options for affordable teeth alignment braces in Nairobi.

Affordable Dental Braces in Nairobi

Braces offer adults and children an effective way to correct a wide range of orthodontic conditions and restore their appearance. At Arrow Dental Centre, our mission is to help patients enhance their oral health and brighten smiles. We achieve this by offering dental braces to patients who need to straighten and position their teeth. Our orthodontic treatments address problems like bite irregularities, and teeth misalignment, among others.

At our Nairobi dental clinic, skilled orthodontists comprehensive oral diagnosis and develop the best treatment plan to meet your dental needs. We help you understand what types of braces are suitable for you.

Who is a Good Candidate For Alignment Braces?

Though teeth misalignment is the most popular reason for braces, numerous conditions are treatable with this orthodontic treatment. Some of the conditions include:

  • Overcrowding makes cleaning teeth difficult
  • Swallowing, chewing, or biting problems
  • Gapped or missing teeth
  • Crossbite, overbite, or underbite, or crossbite, making chewing difficult

For children, we recommend that they complete their orthodontic treatment between ages 8 and 14.

Few people have perfect teeth, but orthodontic care can make a huge difference for you or your children. Our orthodontist in Nairobi might recommend any of the following dental braces to help correct your problem.

Clear Braces: Also, known as ceramic braces, they are similar to metal braces but are made from a glass-like transparent composite material. They are attached to the teeth with the help of rubber bands or transparent wires.

Gold Braces: They are similar to traditional metal braces and are made out of stainless steel overlaid with gold. They provide patients with a customization option in their braces treatment to incorporate a stylish color.

Lingual Braces: They are similar to traditional metal braces but are placed behind the teeth with wires so are noticeable. They are also known as incognito or hidden braces. While they offer discretion during orthodontic treatment, they are not a popular choice.

Mini Braces: These braces are about 30 percent smaller than traditional metal braces but are just as comfortable and strong. They are made of high-grade stainless steel and do not go around the teeth.

Clear and Removable Braces: Clear aligners also known as removable braces or Invisalign are mouthguard-like devices created from clear plastic. They are effective for moving teeth and can be easily removed by the patient without visiting the dentist.

Teeth alignment braces compress one side of the ligaments on the teeth while stretching ligaments on the other side of the teeth at the same time. Due to the compression, the bone on that side loses blood flow and dies. This results in an inflammation that involves bone-eating cells removing the bone, clearing the path, and allowing the tooth to move in that direction. Due to the inflammation, you might feel discomfort in the teeth. This is intense during the first few days but subsides once the teeth start moving. On the side where ligaments are being stretched, bone-creating cells add new bone around the tooth in a process called deposition. This cements the tooth in the new position. It takes much longer to complete, which is why dentists recommend patients wear a retainer at all times during the process to ensure the teeth do not shift.

Cost of Dental Braces

The best way to find out the cost of teeth alignment braces in Kenya is to schedule an appointment with us. Our orthodontists perform a thorough oral examination to determine the right treatment plan for you. You should also note that: Metal braces in Kenya cost less and are less prone to damage Ceramic braces might not be suitable for adults participating in contact sports such as rugby Invisalign may not be an option depending on the severity of your problem
While straightening teeth is a major benefit of wearing dental braces, it’s not the only reason dentists recommend them. There are other greater benefits of having braces. 1. Reducing Speech Impairment: Misaligned teeth can affect how you speak patterns. Braces play an instrumental role in repositioning the teeth and jaw which helps in reducing the slurring of words and giving you clearer speech. 2. Preventing Bone Erosion Often, misaligned teeth cause bone loss due to bacteria eating away at the bones. Braces help to move periodontal ligaments which enable bones to naturally rebuild. 3. Improving Digestion Your teeth play an essential role in digestion. Misaligned teeth make it difficult to chew food, so it takes longer to digest food. With braces, your teeth are properly aligned and can chew property, which helps in enhancing food digestion. 4. Providing Confidence Boost People with crooked teeth don’t feel confident showing off their teeth which can cause low self-esteem. Braces can help correct your teeth providing you with a warm, healthy smile. 5. Improving Overall Oral Health It’s difficult to clean crooked or crowded teeth which can lead to dental problems such as gum disease, tooth decay, cavities, and others. With braces, your teeth are properly aligned and space, so you can clean them better which is key to ensuring their health and longevity.

Orthodontic Care and Teeth Straightening in Nairobi

We’re here to take care of you, not just your teeth. At Arrow Dental, our dentists provide affordable and personalized orthodontic care in Nairobi CBD. This means one convenient location and a trusted partner for your family’s dental needs. We use state-of-the-art equipment and apply modern techniques to ensure you get the best treatment possible. Talk to us today about your teeth straightening needs. Whether you seek alignment braces for a loved one or yourself, all of your orthodontic and dental needs are met at Arrow Dental Centre. Contact us on +2540740187579 or click here to schedule your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some of the questions about dental braces in Kenya we often receive from our clients. Reach out to us if you have a question in particular.
What is an orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dental specialist who has additional training and experience in straightening teeth and correcting misaligned jaw structure. Arrow Dental Centre prides itself in having some of the best orthodontists in Nairobi who have helped many patients enhance their smile.
Are straight teeth the only benefit of getting braces?
No, many benefits come with orthodontic treatment. Orthodontic treatment will straighten your teeth or move them into a better position. This not only improves their appearance and the way the teeth bite together but can also make them easier to clean.
If I get braces, how long do I have to wear them?
The amount of time spent wearing teeth alignment braces depends on the patient since every person responds differently to the treatment. Most standard orthodontic treatments last about 18 months. However, some cases can take up to 30 months.
Do braces hurt?
No. But you may feel some discomfort after the braces are fitted for several days as your gums, teeth, and mouth get used to your new orthodontic appliance.
How can I take care of my teeth if I’m wearing braces?
It’s important to practice oral hygiene like brushing your teeth and flossing every day. This helps prevent cavities. You should avoid sugary foods which can cause plaque buildup on the teeth. Also, you should schedule routine checkups with your dentist.
Can braces damage my teeth?
Your teeth can only be damaged if you don’t look after them properly during treatment. The braces themselves will not cause any damage. But poor cleaning and too many sugary foods and drinks can cause permanent damage to your teeth. You need to clean your teeth and braces very carefully. If orthodontic treatment is carried out incorrectly, there can be. Ensure that a fully trained orthodontist carries out the orthodontic treatment to prevent permanent damage to the jaw bone, gums, and teeth’ roots.
Is orthodontic work permanent?
It’s always possible that teeth might move. Orthodontic treatment aims to move the teeth into a stable position. This is complicated and needs a specialist understanding of where teeth can be moved to, and how. The new position of your teeth should be a stable one. However, you should wear your braces for as long as your orthodontist advises. This will help stop your teeth from moving back to where they were. Even if they do this only slightly, you may be disappointed with the result.
If I have braces, do I still need dental checkups?
Yes. Patients that have received orthodontic treatment are recommended to visit the dentist regularly. With teeth alignment braces, food debris may be caught in places you can’t clean with your toothbrush which can cause a buildup of bacteria leading to dental problems such as cavities or gum disease. Our Nairobi orthodontist will ensure your teeth stay healthy and clean while wearing braces.
How much do braces cost in Kenya?
Unfortunately, we can’t give you a specific price until we check your teeth and jaws. The price of dental braces in Kenya varies depending on the severity of your case, types of braces you choose and duration of the treatment.
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