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Orthodontic treatment : Braces and Braces cost in Nepal

Orthodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry, specialized on correcting teeth and jaw alignment by using dental braces to straighten teeth that are positioned improperly. Whether you just want to enhance your appearance (cosmetic) or address the crowd or you have issues with bite (functional), braces in Nepal have become very popular these days. At Dent Inn, our team of expert orthodontists is dedicated to giving you the smile you’ve always wanted. 

Dent Inn offers several options for teeth braces. We can provide traditional teeth braces such as metal braces, ceramic braces to modern and latest ones such as self ligating and clear aligners. Braces cost in Nepal depends upon types of braces and amount  of time required to straighten your teeth. On average, braces cost in Nepal ranges from 70,000- 3,00,000 Nepalese rupees. Kindly schedule a consultation appointment at Dent Inn to get the clear idea whether you will require braces and also price associated with it.

Treatment of the Irregular teeth with teeth braces

Irregular teeth, often referred to as malocclusion, occur when there is a discrepancy in the size of the upper and lower jaws or when the teeth don’t fit together correctly. It can also be due to heredity, genetics, early removal of baby teeth and uneven growth of jaw bone. This can lead to overbites, under bites and other dental issues.
The most efficient way of correcting crooked or irregular teeth is by naturally moving your teeth through orthodontics. This process may involve removing some teeth or scraping little portions of teeths to create space if there is none. Orthodontic treatments aren’t just about aesthetics, they are crucial for proper oral health, preventing gum diseases, tooth decay and enduring proper function of the teeth. These treatments can be done by using braces or through clear aligners.

Reason for undergoing treatment and getting teeth braces

Undergoing orthodontic treatment in Nepal offers a combination of expert care, cost -effectiveness and long term benefits. Compared to many other countries, the cost of orthodontic treatment in Nepal or braces cost in Nepal is relatively cheap and affordable. This makes it an attractive option for both locals and foreigners looking for quality treatment at a reasonable price. From traditional metal braces to clear aligners, patients have a variety of options to choose from. One of the most common questions we get at Dent Inn is about the types of braces and braces cost at our clinic. Hence, whether for functional or aesthetic reasons braces can significantly improve one’s quality of life. 

Types of Braces in Nepal

Braces are devices used in the dental world to align and straighten teeth to achieve beautiful smiles, comfortable bites and clear speech. Braces apply continuous pressure over time to move teeth in a specific direction. As the teeth move the bone changes shape to accommodate the new positions.

When you think of braces, you probably think of metal brackets and wires covering your teeth. While metal braces are still standard, there are now plenty of other materials and options for braces. Here are some commonly used braces in Nepal:

 

Metal

Metal braces are made of strong, lightweight materials, including titanium and alloy. They do not rust or set off metal detectors. Metal braces are the most common types of braces and they are often the least expensive option. One downside is that they are the most noticeable on your teeth.

 

Ceramic

Ceramic braces are similar to metal braces in their appearance and functions. The main difference is that the brackets are tooth-colored or clear to help them blend in with the color of your teeth.

These braces are less noticeable than metal braces. However, they are more expensive and certain foods and drinks can stain them over time. In addition they do not bond as well to the teeth so you may need  more repairs through our treatment.

 

Lingual

Lingual braces use the same material as metal braces: however instead of adhering them to the outside of the teeth the orthodontist places them on the inside of the teeth. The apparent benefit of lingual braces is that they are not visible from the outside. That is why it’s more challenging to access it which means you could have trouble keeping them clean.

Not everyone is a good candidate for the lingual braces, though. For instance, your bite may make it impractical in some cases because you would bump and break brackets too frequently. Which makes your orthodontist job a little more complicated, so your adjustments could take longer and be more expensive.

 

Self-Ligating

Self-ligating braces look like traditional metal braces, except that instead of elastic holding the wire in place, the bracket itself is fitted with a spring- loaded door to hold the wire. Since there is a built- in wire holder, orthodontist adjustments are a little faster. The brackets may be metal or clear.

These types of braces feel more comfortable than those with conventional braces but the difference was not statistically significant. On the other hand, these types of brackets tend to cost more.

 

Clear Aligners

Clear aligners straighten teeth with clear, removable retainers. It works by wearing a clear tray over your teeth. Throughout your treatment- you will replace trays with new ones. Each new tray fits slightly different until your teeth have moved into the desired position. You change trays more frequently than you would get adjustments with conventional braces as often as every two or three weeks.

Clear aligners are convenient because you can remove them to eat and cleaning can be more costly than traditional braces. In addition, they are reserved for more minor misalignments and will ot work for serious orthodontic problems or children.

Teeth Braces cost in Nepal

The cost of orthodontic treatment, specifically braces, can vary significantly based on several factors. These include the type of braces chosen, the complexity of the dental misalignment and the duration of the treatment. Traditional metal braces are often the most budget-friendly choice, while options like clear or ceramic braces tend to be pricier. On average, braces cost in Nepal can range from NPR 50,000 to NPR 3,00,000.

It’s essential to understand that investing in braces is not just about enhancing one’s appearance. The duration of the treatment, often cited as a primary factor in determining the cost, can vary based on the individual’s needs.

 

Here’s a breakdown of the average cost of different types of braces in Nepal:

TYPES OF BRACESPRICE
METAL BRACESNPR 50,000 – NPR 70,000
SELF-LIGATING BRACESNPR 80,000 – NPR 1,00,000
LINGUAL BRACESNPR 1,50,000 – NPR 2,50,000
CLEAR ALIGNERSNPR 1,00,000 – NPR 1,50,000

These prices represent the entire treatment duration, which can span from 1-2 years. conveniently , patients have the option to pay the total amount in three separate installments.

Procedure to book an appointment for orthodontic treatment?

  • Step 1 : Book an appointment with us ( our contact number is provided below)
  • Step 2 : Dental Checkup. We will send  you for a full mouth digital X-ray ( OPG) and schedule an appointment with an orthodontist.
  • Step 3 : Meet with an Orthodontist and find out whether you are qualified for getting braces. If yes, then we will provide you the total cost of each braces treatment.
  • Step 4 : After payment we will get an impression of your tooth and we will send it to the lab.
  • Step 5 : Collect your respective braces. 

Benefits of Braces treatments:

Properly aligned teeth and jaws
Adds up to a beautiful smile.
Increases self-esteem and tooth loss.
Prevention of tooth decay and tooth loss.

FAQs

Those who have orthodontic issues can benefit from treatment at nearly any age; there is no braces age limit. The American Association of Orthodontists suggest that kids at the age of 7 can have their first visit at an orthodontist to see if there is any need of orthodontic treatment.

If you wear braces it is completely normal to experience soreness or discomfort when you first have them fitted, or when you have the brackets and wires tightened. Most pain or discomfort is caused by the pressure needed to create sufficient tooth movement for the braces to do their work.

The teeth most frequently removed for braces are the bicuspid (premolar) teeth. These are the teeth right in the middle, between the eyeteeth (canine) and the molar teeth (the biggest back teeth).

You do not need to use a specific brand or type of toothpaste for braces. As long as the toothpaste is CDA approved and contains fluoride you’re good to go! You will, however, want to avoid any whitening toothpastes while in braces and save your whitening plans for when the braces are off! There you have it.

Braces can cause some discomfort during treatment as teeth are being pulled into place through pressure. However the discomfort is temporary and subsides once movement occurs. 

Irregular teeth can be corrected without having wires in your mouth through clear aligners. These are plastic retainers that create tooth movement. Since it is transparent it is hard for people to notice when you smile. However clear aligners can be slightly expensive compared to braces. These days clear aligners are readily available in Nepal without having to order from neighboring countries like before.  We have been using clear aligners in Nepal for more than  5 years now with excellent results.

Another alternative is to use ceramic(transparent) braces or lingual braces( braces on the inside of the tooth) which can look a little better than metallic braces. Although these will depend on cases.

The braces treatment can roughly take from 6 months to 2 and half years. This will depend on cases and age. In younger patients the teeth movement can be relatively faster. Comparatively clear aligners have a shorter treatment time than braces.

If you are living outside Nepal or planning to go abroad we would suggest you not to start the treatment. It would be advisable to plan accordingly such that you travel only after the treatment has finished. Braces treatment requires you to come for follow ups every 2-3 months. This would be impossible if you are going or living abroad. 

An alternative using clear aligners can be possible if you are staying out of Nepal. As it would not require follow ups. However this will depend on cases and you would need to talk to your dentist before starting the treatment.