What is an Orthodontic Retainers?
Orthodontic Retainers are dental appliances made of plastic and metal wires. They are fitted for patients after orthodontic treatment is complete. Their purpose is to help patients maintain the corrected position of their teeth. Fitting an orthodontic retainer takes between 30 minutes and an hour.
What types of Orthodontic Retainers are there?
Orthodontic retainers may be fixed or removable.
How long should I wear an Orthodontic Retainers?
Patients should wear their retainer for at least 20 hours a day, after their orthodontic treatment, for one year. After this year has passed, they should continue to wear the retainer at nighttime.
Is fitting an Orthodontic Retainer painful?
Fitting a retainer is not painful. Patients may experience some pain or discomfort for a few days after the retainer is fitted. The pain or discomfort will disappear once they get used to wearing the retainer.
How is an Orthodontic Retainer fitted?
The orthodontist may fit a wire retainer on the teeth and make adjustments wherever needed. The orthodontist may also take an impression and get a retainer fabricated and placed on the teeth.
What care is required after fitting an Orthodontic Retainer?
Patients should wear retainers continuously, between meals, and at night. They should remove their retainer while taking part in contact sports. They should clean retainers using special products prescribed by the dentist. Some retainers can be cleaned using toothpaste while others require an alcohol free mouth rinse or denture cleaner. Patients should not expose retainers to any form of heat.
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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