What are Clear Braces?
Clear braces are braces that are made of composite materials that blend with the colour of teeth. They have transparent plastic brackets and use clear elastic or clear white metal wires to make them invisible or less noticeable. They are used to correct the alignment of the teeth of adults and adolescent patients. Fitting clear braces require two to three visits to the orthodontist. The orthodontist may take 60 to 90 minutes to fit them on the teeth of patients.
How long should I wear clear braces?
Patients may need to wear clear braces from one to five years.
Is fitting clear braces painful?
The process of fitting clear braces is not painful. Patients may feel pain or discomfort till they get used to wearing them. Getting used to braces may take about two weeks.
How are clear braces fitted?
Clear ceramic brackets are bonded to teeth and the wires are woven through them. They are held in place using elastic ties.
What care is required after fitting clear braces?
Patients should follow correct dental hygiene and brush and floss their teeth regularly. They should avoid food products or beverages that may stain the clear brackets. They should avoid eating hard and chewy food. They should take instructions about the correct method of brushing teeth from their orthodontist. They should use a fluoride mouthwash to protect their teeth from cavities during the orthodontic treatment. They should attend their orthodontist appointments correctly.
Why do tourists visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers a wide range of delights for tourists of all ages. There are lots of amusement parks that young tourists enjoy by day and unique shows to entertain tourists by night. Hong Kong boasts an excellent transportation system that makes it easy for tourists to get around the city. There are bustling local markets and large shopping malls for those who enjoy low cost shopping or high end purchases. Tourists can savour the delectable local cuisine or opt to enjoy food from across the world at Hong Kong’s many restaurants. Nature lovers can take hikes along mountain trails that lead to the sea or enjoy panoramic views of the islands by taking a cable car ride. Accommodation options in Hong Kong include luxury hotels, guesthouses, budget hotels and youth hostels.
Why do International patients visit Hong Kong?
Hong Kong offers specialist medical, dental and surgical services of a high standard at affordable prices for overseas patients. All hospitals and clinics in Hong Kong are well-equipped and the doctors are experts in their respective disciplines. Most of the doctors and speak English.
How do I get to Hong Kong?
The Chek Lap Kok Hong Kong International Airport is the major international airport serving Hong Kong SAR.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling to Hong Kong for medical treatments?
There is no special medical treatment visa offered for patients visiting Hong Kong for treatments or procedures. They can enter Hong Kong with a visitor’s visa. Details on how to obtain a visitor’s visa to travel to Hong Kong is available at the website http://www.immd.gov.hk/eng/services/
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