What are Metal Braces?
Metal Braces are orthodontic appliances made of stainless steel or titanium. They are suitable for patients of all ages. They are the cheapest among braces and are considered the most effective. Once fitted, metal braces exert pressure on the tooth to move it to the correct position. Orthodontists adjust the wires of metal braces at every appointment to make sure that the tooth moves correctly. It takes about one to three hours to fit metal braces.
For how long should I wear Metal Braces?
Patients need to wear metal braces for two to four years. The time taken to correct tooth alignment depends on the age of the patient and the needs of each individual patient.
Is having Metal Braces fitted painful?
Fitting metal braces is not a painful procedure. Patients will feel pain and discomfort after the braces are fitted, as pressure is exerted on the teeth to move them to their new position. The pain and discomfort diminishes as patients get used to their braces.
How are Metal Braces fitted?
The orthodontist will polish the teeth and paint the front surfaces with glue. The metal brackets will be pasted onto the teeth. A curing light is focused to fix the brackets. The orthodontist will thread a wire through the brackets and then place wires around the brackets to hold them in place.
What care is required after fitting Metal Braces?
Patients should practice proper dental hygiene and brush and floss their teeth correctly. Patients should use fluoride toothpaste. They should not eat hard or chewy food items that will damage their braces. Patients should attend their orthodontist appointments to ensure the correct fianl position of the teeth is achieved.
Why visit Metro Manila?
Why is Metro Manila a popular tourist destination?
Metro Manila is the national capital area of the Philippines. It consists of the capital city Manila, 10 satellite cities and 5 towns. Most of the major historical sites, museums, leisure facilities and shopping centres in the Philippines are located here. The region also has a vibrant nightlife and eateries selling the best Filipino and western cuisine. Tourists have a wide choice of accommodation types with hotels and motels to fit every budget and houses, condominiums and apartments for rent.
Why is Metro Manila a popular international medical tourism destination?
Metro Manila has excellent, well-equipped hospitals and healthcare centres that are accredited by the Philippines Department of Health and internationally accredited by the JCI and the ISO. They are equipped on a par with hospitals in the west and offer high quality, yet low cost medical and dental services for overseas patients. Most healthcare facilities in Metro Manila have medical staff who speak English and who have trained in the west. They also offer attractive medical tourism packages for patients, combining treatment and a holiday.
How does a medical tourist get to Metro Manila from the airport?
There are two major international airports in Metro Manila, the Ninoy Aquino International Airport and the Clark International Airport. Taxis, buses and the Filipino public transportation vehicles called Jeepneys are available at the airports to take visitors to their destinations in Metro Manila. Some hospitals and clinics arrange airport pickup and drop off services for patients.
What are the visa requirements for medical tourists to the Philippines?
There are no specific medical tourism visas required for patients. Patients with valid passports and return tickets from the UK, USA, Canada, Australia, Kuwait and a few other countries do not require a Visa for staying in the Philippines for up to 21 days. Patients can get details of visa requirements by visiting the website: www.immigration.gov.ph
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