What are orthodontic brace?
A bracket is a plate that is attached to each individual tooth. Orthodontic brace are made from different materials, among the most common are metal, ceramic, and sapphire. Their main difference lies in aesthetics and as a result in cost. Also, when choosing braces, an important role is played by the peculiarity of malocclusion. That is why braces should be selected together with the doctor.
The orthodontic braces are interconnected into one structure with an elastic and strong arc. This design is called a braces (system) and it is the system that moves the dentition. Due to the elasticity, the arc is easily installed in the locks of each bracket. And due to the strength, it tends to return to its original position, correcting the dentition. During treatment, the arcs are changed every three months.
Indications for braces treatment
Stages of treatment with braces
Diagnostics and consultation
Preparation before treatment
Installation of a braces
Fixing the result
Methods of bite correction
In work the orthodontist uses various braces, which can be standard and self-ligating. Standard systems include metal ligature braces, ceramic ligature braces, sapphire ligature braces. Self-ligating systems include metal self-ligating braces and ceramic self-ligating braces.
They provide good treatment results. The disadvantages are that such systems are quite visible on the teeth. A significant advantage of these systems is their low cost.
Cost from 8500 UAH
These systems are most often used by adult patients who want to make their orthodontic treatment invisible for others. The cost of such systems is slightly higher than that of metal ones.
Cost from 16 000 UAH
By its composition sapphire is a very transparent mineral. The transparency of such braces is close to glass and makes them barely visible. The cost of such systems is high.
Cost from 19 000 UAH
It can be made of ceramic, sapphire and metal braces at the same time. There is a possibility of simultaneous placement of ceramics on the upper jaw and metal braces on the lower.
Cost from 12 000 UAH
Self-ligating braces do not have rubber elements (ligatures) that hold the arch in the bracket groove. Instead of it the metal clips are used to help the archwire move the teeth into the correct position. The clips provide more freedom of the teeth movement, since friction between the arch and grooves almost completely disappears. Thus they reduce the discomfort that sometimes occurs when using a traditional ligature. Self-ligating braces adjust faster and you spend less time in the dental clinic.
For proper bite correction and teeth movement the orthodontist needs to replace the archwires periodically and to activate the braces. The activation of the ligature systems occurs more often. In accordance with the treatment standards it is carried out once a month since the ligatures are wore out quickly and are no longer reliably hold the arc.
Assistant at the Department of Pediatric Dentistry, Kyiv Medical University.
Since 2016 she has been working a dentist.
She is proficient in modern methods of orthodontic treatment for children and adults: fixed appliance (braces, orthodontic appliances, treatment with mini-implants), removable (aligners, appliances).
Regularly improves her qualifications at seminars, lectures, symposia.
"Fixed equipment" 2018, Kyiv
"Biomechanics in Orthodontics" 2019, Kyiv
"Actual problems of orthodontics" 2021, Kyiv
Work of our orthodontist
Teeth alignment with orthodontic plates
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Teeth alignment with ceramic bracket-system
The patient's parents referred to Maksym Makarenko dental clinic to orthodontist in order to improve the aesthetic smile appearance. They...
Teeth alignment with bracket-system
The parents of a young man referred to the orthodontist in order fix the dental occlusion. The Client’s wish was...
How long does the treatment take?
This is influenced by several factors: the age of the patient and the diagnosis. Up to 18-23 years during the formation of the dentoalveolar system the treatment takes half a year faster than in an adult. In adults the average treatment time is 1.5-2 years. The maximum treatment time is up to 3 years.
How can the duration of treatment be reduced?
Treatment can be shorter by changing arcs more frequently than once every three months. However we do not recommend aggressive treatment. It is dangerous that bone tissue does not have time to form around the tooth root. This can lead to bone resorption and loss a tooth.
Do braces damage your teeth?
Teeth injury due to insufficient care and hygiene. After installing the braces hygiene becomes more difficult. Therefore our orthodontists recommend paying due attention to brushing your teeth: using special brushes, using an irrigator, doing professional hygiene every 3-4 months.
Is it necessary to remove wisdom teeth?
If the dentition incorrectly it is necessary. In the future it can be cause repeated curvature of the dentition. Today orthodontists are increasingly recommend to remove all eights, and some even refuse to treat if there are eights teeth.
Do braces wearers need a special diet?
Orthodontists recommend to avoid very strong foods (nuts, apples, candies, etc.). In practice we know that many patients neglect this recommendation. The danger lies that the bracket can break or peel off and this will create an inconveniences, and sometimes even injuries, if you cannot get to the doctor intime and correct the situation. The rest of the food products that negatively affect the enamel (sweets, soda, etc.) dentists do not recommend using without braces too. All you need is satisfactory oral hygiene. You will have to rinse your mouth almost after every meal, as food residues can get stuck on the braces and under the arc.
The cost of dental treatment with braces
from 8500 UAH
from 16 000 UAH
from 19 000 UAH
from 5000 UAH
Twin Block appliance
We have no hidden fees. Payment is made according to the price list and the agreed treatment plan. You can pay in cash or by card.
We provide treatment for an insured event through an insurance company and under a contract with another company.
We provide a guarantee for all types of orthodontic treatment services, provided that the patient fulfills all doctor’s recommendations and following oral hygiene. For more information follow "Warranty" link.
Location of the clinic in Kyiv
The most convenient way to get to our dental clinic is from the following districts of Kyiv: Vynohradar, Kurenivka, Obolon, Syrets, Minska square.