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Orthodontics in Panama

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What is Orthodontics?

Orthodontics in Panama is a specialty of dentistry that seeks to correct dental malformations.

It focuses on the study, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of anomalies in the dentomaxillofacial structures.

In short, it is the best way to remedy smile esthetics and dental health.

The desire to correct anomalies in the teeth is not only a whim of vanity, it is also a question of functionality.

An irregular bite can cause you a lot of discomfort when eating and even cause maxillofacial malformations.

How much does it cost to get braces in Panama?

Of course, orthodontic treatment varies according to the patient’s needs. Nowadays, technological advances in orthodontics have made it possible to reduce discomfort and treatment time.

Consequently, the cost of the treatment will depend primarily on the type of braces to be chosen; a decision that includes the patient’s preferences, the economic aspect and the specialist’s recommendations according to the dental problem.

For example, if the treatment is to be applied with metal brackets, these are the most economical and conventional option on the market. But if the patient prefers to choose a system with invisible brackets, the appearance will be more esthetic, but the costs will increase considerably.

That is why, in order to know how much it costs to get braces in Panama, you should start by specifying the diagnosis of the case and the type of system you want.

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Treatment time

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As soon as the start of orthodontic treatment is considered, the first question that arises is how long will this treatment last?

This is one of the most important aspects of having professional advice to carry out a dental correction.

Obviously, the orthodontic specialist handles all the necessary information to develop an impeccable job; from indicating the type of orthodontics recommended, the approximate duration of duration and possible considerations to be taken into account during this period.

However, orthodontic treatments have a maximum duration of 4 years only in special cases. For the most frequent situations, the time interval ranges from 3 months to 2 years.

What to expect after braces placement?

The success of all orthodontic braces with brackets will depend on the patient and on the patient’s compliance with the care and guidelines issued by the dental esthetics professional.

For this reason, after having started orthodontic treatment you should take into account the following considerations:

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About Orthodontics and Braces.

The technique used to rearrange the teeth is based on different types of force exerted by means of devices such as brackets or braces. Treatments vary according to the need and aesthetics required by each patient.

Orthodontics in Panama and around the world has had technological advances that help reduce the discomfort and duration of treatments, because the first appliances made for these purposes were really uncomfortable, large and difficult to handle.

As the image is more and more in demand in almost all the media in which we move, we find ourselves in the need to initiate this type of process in order to improve our lifestyle and self-esteem. Crooked teeth can affect us in a very negative way.

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Before you go to the dentist’s office looking for a solution to a malformation or malocclusion, it is a good idea to find out about your possibilities. Thus, in company and with advice, you will be able to make the best decision.

Keep in mind that before being able to say which is the best option for your case, the specialist must perform a series of diagnostic studies. You will then be able to define what is to be corrected and how much time will be required.

Fortunately, we no longer have to stay with a single option, because every day technology is also applied to the health and appearance of the smile, so you can choose the type of treatment according to different parameters.

Types of Orthodontics and Braces.

Let’s take a look at the alternatives we have when performing orthodontic treatment.

Metal brackets.

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First, we have metal brackets. This is the most conventional type of orthodontics and braces. We see many people with these shiny elements attached to their teeth because it is the most advertised and least expensive orthodontic treatment. However, to help you make the best decision, let’s also take a look at the other options that exist in this area.

First, as already mentioned, metal brackets are the most economical brackets on the market, they are very strong and they really work for the purpose they were designed for. But they are not aesthetically pleasing at all.

Even when wearing the colored rubber bands, many people who work in front of the public are uncomfortable showing their smile, which is part of the service. The friction they generate on the soft parts of the mouth is also annoying, to the point of creating painful lesions on the inside of the cheeks. Also, these brackets have a rather negative effect on tooth enamel.

Invisible braces.

There is also invisible orthodontics, a new alternative to the conventional option. It is the most aesthetic. The result is the same as with metal braces, but much more comfortable. They are custom-designed aligners adjusted to the movement of the teeth to achieve the desired position.

The clear aligners will be changed to progressively straighten your teeth.

A great advantage is that you can remove them to eat or brush your teeth, which greatly improves oral hygiene compared to other procedures.

One problem you may have with this system is that, since it is removable, you may forget to put it back on or lose it and compromise the final result. In addition, this could also affect your pocket, if you have to replace the aligner in case of loss.

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For optimal results, you should wear the device for at least 20 hours per day. The total treatment time varies from case to case, but can be as long as 20 months. Keep in mind that not all malocclusion problems can be corrected with this type of orthodontics.

Why start your treatment at Ford Dental Clinic?

Ford Dental was designed with you in mind. We know that the visit to the dentist has been, throughout history, a source of anxiety. That is why we have incorporated in our clinic all the services of a day, so you can relax while our specialists take care of beautifying your smile. Additionally, we have the most advanced relaxation and conscious sedation techniques available.

Lingual braces.

Lingual brackets and invisible aligners are the most modern options in the correction process, but also the most expensive. They are chosen by people who put aesthetics before cost.

These brackets are placed on the inside of the teeth and are the only ones that are totally imperceptible. This technique does not affect the result of the treatment, as it can be used to treat any type of problem you may have in your bite: crowding, overbite, etc.


As always, in any intervention that involves putting foreign objects in your mouth, you should be aware of the material the specialist will use.

Here we will explain the types of materials used in these brakes.

Lingual brackets are made of different materials: ceramic, metal, resins, gold, etc. There are also methods in which these brackets are custom-made to reduce the discomfort caused by the fitting. These are called incognito linguals.

As always, in any intervention that involves putting foreign objects in your mouth, you should be aware of the material the specialist will use. Here we will explain the types of materials used in these brakes. Lingual brackets are made of different materials: ceramic, metal, resins, gold, etc. There are also methods in which these brackets are custom-made to reduce the discomfort caused by the fitting. These are called incognito linguals.

It is important to highlight the advantage of this type of orthodontics, which is that the enamel of your teeth will not be compromised throughout the treatment, regardless of the material used. Now, depending on the material you choose, chewing and speech will be more difficult for a longer period of time compared to other types of treatments. Revisions are also longer than those of conventional orthodontics. And not only are linguals more expensive, but the orthodontist will also require training to address these cases.

Aesthetic braces.

The goal of aesthetic braces is to take care of the appearance and they are a good idea when invisalign is not an option or you cannot invest in lingual braces. The advantages of esthetic braces are more attractive for many people who do not want conventional braces, since they greatly improve esthetics, which helps the patient not to feel their self-esteem affected.

With these, there are no metal allergy problems as with other brackets. There are several types of aesthetic brakes. Aesthetic brackets are made of different materials, so you should know their characteristics:

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Esthetic polysulfone brackets.

It is a plastic material composed of polysulfone. Its main advantage is a greater technique in the mechanics of the correction of dental defects. They are more fragile than aesthetic braces and can be stained by food, as they are porous.


Aesthetic ceramic brackets.

They are made of tooth-colored ceramic material. They are very resistant. Its advantages are less irritation and inflammation of the gums. They are so strong that it is almost impossible for a ceramic brace to break, so you are guaranteed durability for the entire treatment time. And finally, we cannot forget the appearance; they are really a solution for people who want their treatment to go unnoticed by others without sacrificing quality.


Aesthetic zirconium brackets.

Zirconium is an element used in dental prostheses due to its resistance; also, because it is able to imitate the tooth very well. The brace made with this material manages to unite resistance and aesthetics in a surprising way.


Aesthetic sapphire brackets

Yes, sapphire, this semi-precious stone is also used in orthodontics. This is the latest technology in aesthetic braces. They are resistant and, best of all, crystal clear. They do not stain, lose transparency or become opaque. They do not stand out on the teeth, so they are the best option for your orthodontic procedure if esthetics is your concern. They are the most requested by adults. Sapphire braces are very useful in pediatric orthodontics because they have no sharp corners or edges to hurt the inside of the mouth. They are hypoallergenic, so they can be used by everyone. They are easy to clean and maintain the enamel in an optimal way.

Traditional orthodontics vs. new technologies.

The difference between traditional orthodontics and the new technologies lies in appearance, but also in comfort. Although metal braces are more economical, they have several problems in terms of patient adaptation, pain caused by chafing and loose wires.

The similarities are the results. All orthodontic procedures have a single objective: to correct or prevent malformations in the maxillofacial and dental apparatus, and to give you a beautiful smile.

No matter what type of appliance you use, you should always keep hygiene in mind. It is never excessive, as poor brushing can lead to gingivitis and bad breath. Never forget the health of your teeth.

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The specialist will recommend the products you should use according to the treatment you are undergoing to take care of your teeth and for the final result to be optimal. Orthodontic checkups in Panama should not be missed, as this would delay the process. And above all, you have to be patient. Every process takes time, but the results will be worth it.

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