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 do tourists visit South Africa?
South Africa is home to amazing landscapes, wonderful wildlife, pristine beaches and magnificent, luxury train journeys. Cities have large shopping malls with high-end fashion boutiques. There are smaller, bustling markets selling traditional African arts and crafts. South Africa has a unique cuisine and has become famous for its local wines. South Africa is a multicultural country with a friendly people. Accommodation options include luxury resorts, budget hotels, farm stays, guest houses and game lodges.
Why do international patients visit South Africa?
South Africa has many world class hospitals with state of the art facilities and highly qualified doctors. Many of these hospitals are part of large international hospital chains. Hospitals and clinics in South Africa offer high quality specialist medical, dental and surgical services at affordable prices for overseas patients. Many hospitals offer packages for medical tourists that include a holiday, treatments and procedures, accommodation and local transportation.
Does South Africa have international airports?
South Africa has three major international airports serving major cities. Most hospitals and clinics offer airport transfers as part of the medical tourism package.
What are the visa requirements for patients travelling for medical treatments to South Africa?
Medical tourists travelling for treatments or procedures in South Africa require a medical treatment visa. Details of how to obtain a medical treatment visa to travel for treatments in South Africa are available at the website: http://www.home-affairs.gov.za/index.php/immigration-services/types-of-visas
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