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 visit Quezon City?
Why is Quezon City a popular tourist destination?
Quezon City has everything to offer for a tourist. It is a delightful destination for art lovers, food lovers and nature lovers. It is the home of the GMA Network Centre where high quality Filipino radio and television programmes are produced and visitors can accidently meet Filipino celebrities on their way to work. Accommodation in Quezon City includes hotels for all budgets, guesthouses and serviced apartments.
Why is Quezon City a popular international medical tourism destination?
Quezon City has world class specialist government and private hospitals and clinics catering to overseas patients. Many of these hospitals are affiliated to American university hospitals. They are accredited by the Philippine Department of Health and international agencies including JCI and the Germany based accreditation organization TEMOS. The city government have launched an initiative to make Quezon City one of the world’s best medical tourism locations by 2020, by adopting the QC Medical Tourism Vision 2020 Commitment at the Medical Tourism Stakeholders Summit held in June 2017.
How does a medical tourist get to Quezon City from the airport?
The airport that serves Quezon City is the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. Medical tourists can get to Quezon City from the airport using shuttle buses and taxis. They can also find the local form of transport called Jeepneys outside the airport. Most hospitals, hotels and clinics offer pickup and drop off services for medical tourists from the airport.
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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