What are braces?
Braces are dental devices used to align teeth correctly so that patients get beautiful smiles, comfortable bites and clear speech. The dental speciality that covers braces is called orthodontics.
What types of braces are available?
Braces are structural or cosmetic. Structural braces are fitted for children while cosmetic braces are placed for adults and adolescents. Braces may be fixed or removable. Structural or traditional braces are made of stainless steel. Cosmetic braces are made of clear ceramic material or clear plastic. Some braces are self-ligating, that is, they use a slide mechanism rather than elastic bands to connect to the dental archwire. Lingual braces are metal braces placed on the inner surface of teeth. This type of brace is not visible and are preferred by patients requiring cosmetic braces.
How long do you have to wear braces for?
The length of orthodontic treatment depends on the needs and orthodontic problems of each individual patient. Treatments for adults may take a longer time. On average, patients need to wear braces for about 2 years and then they need to wear a retainer to maintain the corrected position of teeth. For some adults treatment may take about 3 years.
How are braces installed on teeth?
For fixed braces, the orthodontist dries the teeth and places glue or bonding cement on the braces. The braces are placed on teeth and a UV light is shone on them to cure the glue or cement. For removable braces, an impression of the teeth is taken and a technician makes the removable brace consisting of a plastic plate and wires. The brace is then fitted on teeth.
How do braces work on teeth?
Braces exert a steady pressure on teeth. The pressure is periodically adjusted as needed by the orthodontist. Eventually the pressure exerted by braces corrects the alignment of teeth.
Do braces hurt?
Braces are uncomfortable when first placed on teeth. Patients experience soreness and need to get used to the pressure exerted on the teeth by braces. Patients normally get used to braces within a month.
Why do tourists visit Hungary?
Tourists visit Hungary for its beautiful buildings and monuments dating back to the Romans. There are town houses that date back to the middle ages, baroque churches, magnificent public buildings in a range of architectural styles and art nouveau buildings near its many thermal springs. Hungary has nearly 300 thermal springs known for their therapeutic properties. Hungary is a country that has not forgotten its roots. It has a vibrant folk culture and the folk paintings, dance, music, arts and crafts of Hungary have stood the test of time. Hungary is known for its delectable local food. For nature lovers, Hungary is home to dense forests, Europe’s largest grassland and ten national parks. Accommodation options in Hungary include luxury resorts and budget hotels, apartments and rental homes.
Why do medical tourists visit Hungary?
Hungary has well-equipped hospitals and clinics offering specialist medical, dental and surgical services at affordable prices for overseas patients. The doctors are highly qualified and trained at well-known international medical schools and universities. Many hospitals offer health tourism programmes that include local transportation, accommodation, treatments and procedures, a holiday and interpreter services, if required.
How do I get to Hungary?
Hungary has five international airports serving major cities and tourist areas. Most hospitals and clinics offer airport transfers as part of their medical tourism package.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling for medical treatments to Hungary?
Hungary is a member of the European Union and patients from other EU member nations do not require a visa to travel for treatment in Hungary. Details of obtaining a visa to Hungary are available at the website: http://konzuliszolgalat.kormany.hu/tajekoztatok-a-schn
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