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Your smile is one of the first things that people notice about you. The key of the perfect smile is a perfect alignment of the teeth as they give a sense of symmetry to the face. Dental braces treatment is commonly used to sustain oral health and make the foundation of a great smile. Dental braces help your teeth to align perfectly and eliminate any gaps between your teeth.

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How do braces work?

Dental braces straighten the crooked or crowded teeth and correct misaligned jaw problems by applying constant pressure on them over a long period of time. Teeth and jaw structure gradually move to the desired position during the treatment. This movement is possible thanks to the membrane like structure between your teeth and jaw bone.

Metal braces

Metal braces are the first type of braces that was invented for dental treatments. This traditional type of braces has dominated the area for a long-time and is still the first thing that comes to mind when talking about braces. Stainless steel alloy is commonly used for metal braces. Thus, they are very noticeable during the treatment.
Most people refrain from getting braces because this noticeable look of metal braces is aesthetically unpleasing. Furthermore, metal braces can cause irritation and a lingering metal taste in the mouth. However, metal braces are advantageous because of their durability and low price point.

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Invisible braces

Even though most people still think that metal braces are the only option for achieving a straight smile, this is far from the truth. Today, invisible braces are available for the same dental treatment purposes. Invisible braces are unnoticeable compared to metal braces and do not disrupt your look. Thanks to invisible brace options, many people can now get the teeth straightening treatment they need without feeling any self-consciousness. Today, three types of invisible braces are available for teeth straightening; lingual braces, ceramic clear braces, and Invisalign clear braces.

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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are not actually clear but they are invisible because they are placed at the back of your teeth. These braces are still made of stainless steel and have a lower price point like metal braces. However, because of their positioning, they are unnoticeable. This is why they can be a great invisible brace option if you are on a budget. They can cause some discomfort at the beginning but your tongue will get used to them in a couple of weeks.

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Ceramic Clear Braces

Ceramic clear braces are another invisible option for teeth straightening treatments. These braces are similar to metal braces in their structure but clear or tooth-coloured brackets are used to avoid the prominent look of the metal braces. Thanks to the subtle look of ceramic brackets, these braces can only be seen from short distances.
The downside of ceramic clear braces is that they can get stained in time, become more and more noticeable and can also get loose over time. However, they can be replaced in case they are stained. Ceramic clear braces also provide slower results compared to metal braces and have a higher price point.

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Invisalign Clear Braces

Invisalign is the most unnoticeable option at the moment. Unlike metal and ceramic braces, they involve the use of clear trays that are completely clear. Furthermore, Invisalign trays are removable. This is why Invisalign is a more comfortable treatment option and allow you to have an easier treatment process. You can remove your trays while eating and clean them daily to avoid staining and that grim feeling you have with the metal and ceramic braces.
However, Invisalign might not be a suitable option for people with overcrowded teeth, severe misalignment, or malocclusion. Furthermore, they are the most expensive option amongst all these options. Read more about Invisalign treatment.

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Invisible vs Metal braces- Which one is better?

This frequently asked question is one with many answers. To determine which treatment is better for you, you will need to consider your specific situation. Metal braces are the most suitable option for people with more challenging problems and a tight budget. On the other hand, someone who is concerned about their daily look, feel that they can be self-conscious because of the prominent look of metal braces, and wants a more comfortable treatment can opt for invisible braces. You can consult our medical consultants who specialises in orthodontic treatments to decide on the best option for you.

How long does it take to get dental braces in Turkey?

You might be wondering how much time you should set aside to get your braces in Turkey. Normally, getting braces only take a couple of hours. However, this might vary depending on the type of braces you are getting. Metal, lingual, and ceramic braces take a short amount of time. However, Invisalign treatment can take longer. This is because your orthodontist will need to create a mould of your teeth and prepare the trays that will fit your teeth perfectly. Remember that you will also need to visit your orthodontist regularly to monitor the progress.

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Can I get braces on dental implants?

Yes, as long as your dental implants are strong and secure, you can get braces on dental implants. Even though braces can’t move the implants they can move the teeth around them and correct misalignment.

How much do dental braces cost in Turkey?

Turkey is a great place to get metal or invisible braces thanks to the experienced orthodontists and qualified clinics. In Turkey at Heva Cl’n’c, you can get great results from your dental braces treatment for a much lower price than in other countries. The cost of metal braces in Turkey usually varies between $1,000-$2,000 while the cost of invisible braces in Turkey varies between $1,500-$2,500.

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Why are braces cheaper in Turkey? Is it safe?

You don’t need to worry about the low price point of dental braces in Turkey at Heva Clinic. The procedure is still completely professional and safe. The dental braces costs in Turkey is affordable because of high exchange rates and the government’s policies that support medical tourism. You can safely get your teeth straightened and enjoy your brand-new smile with us.

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