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Do braces hurt? If you have this question in your mind then the answer is ‘Yes’. Braces do hurt especially if you are a new wearer or when a dentist activates the wires which cause more pressure leading to pain.
Damon braces are self-ligating orthodontic appliances which are named after the doctor who invented them. They work in the same way as traditional metal braces. But Damon braces work with a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they correctly align.
It is essential that you be prepared on a few perspectives before you go for brace treatment. Some of them are the cost of treatment, choice of braces, treatment time, pain or discomfort involved, etc.
On an average, incognito braces will cost you between $8000 to $10,000. This is significantly higher than conventional braces which cost around $3000 to $6000. You will need to check with your orthodontist about the final cost based on any additional dental procedures required before the treatment, like cleaning and restorative work.
There are few differences between child and adult orthodontics. Children do not have attrition of teeth and so correcting their bite and correcting the bite of an adult is different. Likewise, root resorption rate is higher in adults than in children which makes orthodontic treatment challenging in case of adults.
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