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 Pasig City?
Why is Pasig City a popular tourist destination?
Pasig City is the location of the Ortigas Centre Business District and the see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pasig. Its Cathedral is as old as the City and dates back to 1573. Pasig City has many large malls and shopping centres, cinemas, food courts and museums. Accommodation options in Pasig City include hotels for all budgets, guest houses and services apartments.
Why is Pasig City an international medical tourism destination?
Pasig City is home to the well-known and well-equipped tertiary hospital, Medical City. Besides this large well-equipped hospital there are many specialist clinics and hospitals that offer services to overseas patients. The clinics and hospitals are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international accreditation agencies like the JCI.
How does a medical tourist get to Pasig City from the airport?
The Ninoy Aquino International Airport is not far from Pasig City. There are taxi services taking visitors from the airport to Pasig City. Visitors can get Jeepneys, the local Filipino transport vehicle outside the airport to take them to Pasig City. Most hospitals and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport and local transportation services.
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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