Before we get to know how much braces cost in Pakistan, we must need to know what braces are and for what purpose they are being used.
What are Braces?
Braces are one of the dental devices that are used to align teeth. Specialists who deal with dental problems or braces are called orthodontists. Braces are used to give a certain pressure to the teeth to keep them aligned if they are not.
Braces help a person in giving him or her a beautiful smile, to align his or her teeth, and to make a comfortable speech. Braces can be fixed or removable.
Types of Braces
There are two main categories of braces,
Structural braces are commonly used for children and are designed to align their small teeth. These braces are made of stainless steel.
Cosmetic braces are used for adults and are designed to align their teeth. These braces are made of ceramic or plastic.
Now the question is how long one is expected to wear braces to get perfectly aligned teeth?
Well, there is no specific or assigned time period to determine how long it will take because it varies from individual to individual. However, it is believed that in Children, the process takes less time than adults. According to the orthodontists, an average time period to wear braces is about 2 years. But in certain cases, the time period can be short as well as long from the said time.
How braces are being put on the teeth?
The method goes different for both fixed and removable braces. If someone desired to have fixed braces, then, the orthodontist cleans teeth and placed cement or glue and fix braces with the help of this.
However, for the removable braces, the orthodontist first took the sample of the teeth and made a similar model of it. These removable braces are made by the plastic plate and wires. It is then being fixed on the teeth of the person.
Do Braces hurt?
Many people are afraid of the idea that placing braces in their teeth may hurt them. Well, that’s actually true but only at the initial stages. You have to get comfortable and used to the soreness caused by the braces.
At initial stages, the patient may feel a certain pressure on his teeth that can hurt him. However, after a month, normally patients get used to it and do not feel anything at all.
Braces Price in Pakistan
Well, it entirely depends on the city, doctor, and clinic from where you are getting treatment for your teeth. There are many doctors who can fix your braces for Rs. 100,000 while many will do it for Rs. 200,000 or even Rs. 250,000.
However, if there is someone in your social circle who is a dentist or a friend of him then you have some chances of getting a discount.
But the average price of braces in Pakistan is Rs. 100,000-200,000.