Braces are one of the most common fixed appliances used in the straightening of teeth. They are available in both bright and clear colours to cater to people of different age groups.
We offer Student and NSF prices for Braces, starting at $3388.
How do you qualify for the Student/NSF Braces Package?
You simply need to bring along your valid Student/11B pass upon registration! We accept both Full-Time and Part-Time students from primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions.
How much does it cost?
•Metal Braces $3388
•Self-Ligating Braces $3788
•Ceramic Braces $4888
What does it include?
All prices quoted above are inclusive of GST and include the following:
•2 sessions of Scaling & Polishing
•2 sessions of Fluoride Therapy
What are the differences between metal braces, self-ligating braces and ceramic braces?
(i) Metal, Traditional Braces
Traditional metal braces, the most commonly used braces, are usually installed with elastic rubber bands. These are referred to as ‘ligatures’, and they help to keep the wire and bracket attached to each other. The ligatures are available in a range of colours. Traditional metal braces require you to return to your dentist for a follow up every 4 to 6 weeks to have the bands tightened and repositioned to move them into the desired position.
(ii) Metal, Self Ligating Braces
Metal self-ligating braces bring about the same basic results as traditional metal braces, except that the self-ligating style is typically more tolerable. Unlike traditional metal braces, metal self-ligating braces do not require the use of elastic bands. Instead, self-ligating braces utilizes a moveable but permanently installed component to entrap the archwire. This helps to apply pressure to the system, which would gently adjust the teeth to the desired position. Without elastic bands, the reduction in friction will actually help the teeth to move faster, as compared to traditional metal braces. The brackets used in self-ligating braces are also smaller than those used in traditional metal braces, which would minimize the possibility of abrasion (rub) against the cheek, so there will less ulcers.
(iii) Ceramic Braces
Ceramic braces function in a similar way as metal braces do, except that they are more aesthetically pleasing. Instead of metal brackets, ceramic braces have transparent brackets, which makes it an ideal choice for people who prefer to keep their braces less noticeable.