Metal braces

Metal brackets are very strong and can withstand most types of treatment. They consist of very small metal brackets (attachments) that are glued to the front of your teeth. A metal wire is attached to the brackets and held by ligatures. There is a wide range of ligatures available, ranging from transparent to silver (to match the metal braces) and to a variety of colours.

Pros:

  • Least expensive
  • Fastest treatment time
  • Strong and rarely break
  • Don’t stain

Cons:

  • More visible than the other types of braces

 

Treatment Costs:

KShs 180,000 if upper and lower arch

KShs 120,000 for a single arch

This can be paid as 30% upfront and the remaining cost split over the period.

Step-by-Step Treatment Guide

 

1. Initial Assessment

This is a 10 minutes appointment, where there will be a initial chat to get to know you, examine your mouth and assess your any problems and your expectations from the treatment.

2. Records

Once you have had the initial assessment and decide to go ahead with the treatment, we will book an appointment to have your records taken. These include x-rays, pictures and impressions of your teeth. They are needed to plan your treatment and to monitor its progress and results.

3. Fitting of the braces

After your records have been examined and a treatment plan has been designed, you will now be ready to have the braces fitted. This is usually carried out in a single appointment.

4. Monthly check-ups

We will tighten your braces and replace your ligatures once a month, while checking in on the progress of your treatment.

5. Finishing your treatment

Once you are happy with the results of the treatment, we will book an appointment to remove your braces. At this appointment, we will remove your braces and any attachments.

We will place fixed retainers at the back of your teeth and take impressions for removable retainers which will be ready after one week. The retainers are needed to hold your teeth in the new position and to prevent them from moving back into their original position.

Retainers are inclusive in the cost of the treatment.