Orthodontic treatments with braces, or braces, as we commonly call them in Costa Rica, are designed to correct problems that dull the smile and affect the function of a denture.
They correct dental malpositions, rotated or crowded teeth, eliminate or reduce spaces between teeth and improve the bite in cases where there is no contact between the jaws or there are overbite problems.
Braces are pieces that are cemented on the surface of the teeth, making imperceptible movements, using pressure, until the teeth are in the position they should occupy in the arch.
The treatment, by means of braces, is usually applied to children who already have permanent teeth and must correct problems of dental malpositions, starting at the age of eleven or twelve.
Due to the material with which they are made, and due to the preference of the method in relation to the concept of aesthetics of each person, we distinguish four types of brackets:
They are made of high quality stainless steel. It is the most economical system. Although it is considered the least aesthetic, it is usually chosen by children and adolescents, for whom aesthetics have little relevance. On the contrary, children are flattered when they have the opportunity to select colored elastics, with work experience I have found that they are the most effective due to their excellent handling and small size.
The braces, arches and ligatures are transparent and discreet and are the only ones that do not stain with the passage of time or the consumption of foods such as meats or drinks such as coffee and wine. They are specially designed for adults who do not want braces to be perceived in their daily activities.
They do not need ligatures to hold them to the arch of the tooth, which allows the orthodontist to save time during check-ups. They can be metallic or other more transparent and discreet materials, they tend to shorten the treatment time due to their low friction, but they tend to be more expensive.
Since they are cemented on the inside of the teeth, they are totally imperceptible. They are made to measure, in a gold alloy, in order to be more precise and fine and to shorten the adaptation period. They are specially designed for people with high economic solvency.
As can be seen, when analyzing the types of orthodontics, braces treatments can be performed at any age, from eleven or twelve years old. The variants depend on various factors, such as tastes, needs and economic possibilities, as well as the degree of eruption and the number of permanent pieces in the mouth.
In Costa Rica Cero Caries we offer you a complete metallic fixed orthodontic treatment, within a period of ten years, for the purchase of a one-time payment membership of ¢ 190,000.
Also, by owning a membership, your direct family members will be able to enjoy capital contributions to their dental treatments of up to 50%.
Membership gives you access to the placement of fixed metal orthodontics, change of modules or elastic chains on a monthly basis, arches and respective change of arches as the requirements of each phase of orthodontics are met, intermaxillary garters as prescribed, removal of orthodontics at the end of the treatment, removable aesthetic acetate vacuum retainers and box for retainers.
Cero Caries is a project that promotes a population without cavities, through collaborative payments, so that everyone can access dental treatments.