The teeth is an important element of a good smile, it could either boost or disfigure a person’s facial outlook. It is particularly for this reason added to the need for comfort and self confidence that a lot of people go extra miles to reform their image by paying proper attention to the teeth. While some people are fortunate to have a very well arranged, natural white set of teeth that require less maintenance, a lot of people have to go extra miles to get that natural look.
Since there is a solution to every problem in life, the branch of dentistry called orthodontics has thus been a solution to these consistent tooth problems that vary in degrees and categories. It is a branch of dentistry that focuses on alignment of the teeth and jaws to improve a person’s smile and oral health. Crooked and misaligned teeth are harder to keep clean and are at higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, hence the need for braces especially incognito braces to correct these defects
Incognito braces are also known as invisible/ lingual braces are mounted on the back side of the teeth while invisible to others. This is the greatest advantage of using lingual braces is that unless mentioned, it cannot be easily deduced that you are wearing brace, however, proper maintenance & hygiene is essential.
Unlike traditional braces, cannot be seen easily thus making them makes them a preferable method of tooth alignment for patients concerned about their appearance. However, because of the technology and customization involved, incognito braces tend to cost as more than traditional braces depending on the treatment recommended by the orthodontist.
These braces are perfect for those patients who like to go about their normal routines without being self-conscious about their braces. Incognito braces are suitable for children, adolescents and adults who want to straighten their teeth and correct their tooth position.
Unlike removable aligners, incognito braces are not easily removable and always working toward perfecting your smile. You’ll never have to worry about remembering to insert or remove them while eating and drinking. Incognito braces are customized with intelligent wires and brackets geared at delivering the desired results of a patient. Incognito braces are completely custom-fit to your mouth. The brackets are cast in gold rather than stainless steel and formed to the shape of your teeth, and the wires are also custom-fit to your mouth.
One of the significant disadvantages of incognito braces is the cost as it costs a whole lot more than traditional braces. Nonetheless, a lot of people are willing to pay the price just to have a beautiful smile. It is also difficult to remove since the removal of the bracket and wires is not as easy as other dental braces. Compared to traditional braces, more time is required for cleaning, placement and adjustment of the incognito braces.
It may also cause initial of discomfort, since lingual braces are placed behind the teeth for teeth straightening, it may be uncomfortable when newly inserted making it difficult to speak or eat comfortably. It may take one to two weeks before you get used to wearing lingual braces.
Invisalign is also another alternative to traditional metal braces. It involves the use of se of virtually invisible and removable teeth aligners tailored for you to straighten your teeth, without the pain and inconvenience of wires and brackets. Although, there are many other options to correcting crooked and misaligned teeth, no other treatment offers the same level of comfort and convenience as invisalign. It can treat a wide range of conditions such as crowding, gaps, cross bite, under bite, overbite and buck teeth. Invisalign is invisible, removable and also easy to clean plastic aligners, smooth and comfortable enjoy all types of food lesser dental visits.
In Hong Kong, depending on the severity of the problem, expenses can range anywhere from four to ten thousand dollars. This depends mostly on the length of time the braces must stay on, how many orthodontic appointments are needed, the nature of the problems, or if new technology must be utilized. if you have a dental insurance the cost may be reduces a s some of the orthodontic centers are willing to help you to claim the insurance
Below are some of the name of renowned dental centres, their addresses and prices.
|Name Of Hospital||Address||Price In USD|
|循道衛理亞斯理社會服務處Asbury Methodist Social Service||1 Sheung Kok St, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong||4584.6|
|Bright Smile||1 Sheung Kok St, Kwai Chung, Hong Kong||4584.6|
|Cameron Dental Hospital||Grand Right Centre, 2/F, 10 Cameron Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Hong Kong.||4584.6|
|Hong Kong Japanese Dental Clinic||Suite 502 Fortune Centre, 48, Ying Ping Road, Cause Way.||3840.66|
|I Ortho Dental Clinic||10/F Manning House , 48 Queen’s Road, Central Hong Kong.||4558.87|
|Dr. William Mok Orthodontic Centre||Des Voeux Road Central, 20 Tak Shing Building, Room 105, Hong Kong.||4096.7|
|Aesthetic Dental Implant Care Centre||Room 1101-04, Sino Cheer Plaza, 23, Jordan Road, Kowloon.||5120.88|
|Smile Solution||Room 2105, Crawford House, 70 Queen’s Road, Central.||6415.06|
|Dr. George Wang||Suite 401, Tak Shing House, 20 Des Voeux Road, Central Hong Kong.||4964.84|
|Dr. Kerwink Ho||Suite 1901 Hing Wai Building, 36, Queens Road Central.||6081.05
|Dr. Smile||16/F Bangkok Bank Building, 28 Des Voeux Road, Central.||6401.11|
|Amazing Brace Orthodontics – Dr. Abby Wu.||Room 301, Printing House, 6, Duddell Street, Central, Hong Kong.||8321.44|
|Bayside Dental Clinic||1 Ground Floor Office, Block 1 Siena Avenue, North Plaza, Discovery Bay.||5889.02|
|Smile Creation Centre Clinic||Room 401 B4/F, New World Tower 1, 16-18 Queen’s Road, Central.||6273.08|
|C.J Dental Care Sai Yin Pun||Shop 2, G/F Andes Plaza 323 Queen’s Road West, Sai Yin Pun, Hong Kong.||3840.66|
|Pacific Medical Center||12/F And 19/F, 26, Nathan Road, Tsin Sha Sui, Kowloon.||7681.33|
|Pacific Orthodontic Care||Suite 418, Central Building, 1-3a Pedder Street, Central District.||7425.28|
|Cambridge United Medical Centre||Room 1200, Asia Standard Tower, 59-65, Queen’s Road, Central Hong Kong.||6273.08|
|American Dental Group, Hong Kong||513-518 Prince Building, 10 Charter Road, Central Hong Kong.||6657.15|
|Aesthetic Dental Implant Centre||Room 1101-04, Sino Cheer Plaza, 23 Jordan Road, Kowloon.||6401.11|
|International Dental Centre||Suite 329 3/F Central Building Pedder Street Central.||7041.22|
|Tmj Dental Care||G/F 26 Parks Street Jordan Kowloon.||6651.15|
|Well Being Dental Services||16/F 101 King Road, North Point, Hong Kong.||4864.84|
|Tam, Hulac & Partners Dental Clinic||Room 1506 15/F Worldwide House, 19 Des Voeux Road Central.||6913.19|
|Dr. Cecil Fung &Associates||Suite 1109 HK Pacific Centre, 28 Hankow Road, Tsim Sha Sui, Kowloon.||7169.51|
|Orthodontics And Children Dental Centre||Suite 329, 3/F Central Building, Pedder Street Central Hong Kong.||5249.11|
Other types of braces include:
Ceramic braces – they are made from tooth-colored composite materials that require ligatures to align the teeth. Although, titanium memory wire and rubber can be seen and it is absolutely necessary have to go to the dental clinic every 3 to 4 weeks hence, you have to replace them every time you get an adjustment. Their main flaw is that it is always uncomfortable when you eat, drink, brush and floss.
Clear aligners – these are a series of clear, removable units that are custom-fit for your teeth to provide irritation-free treatment. The aligners are invisible, minimally invasive and do not cloud from wear and tear. The advantage is that it can be removed when drinking, eating or when attending special events. This makes it easy to take good care of the teeth. They are ideal for people that are always in public and those that are self-conscious. The major flaw with this customization is that it makes the units more expensive than the traditional braces.