Braces are devices which gently correct irregularities in
the arrangement of your teeth. They are also called orthodontic
Braces can do wonders for your self-confidence and
self-esteem. By "straightening" your teeth, it helps to improve
your smile and makes you feel good about yourself and your
appearance. There will also be an overall improvement in your
dental health as it will be easier to brush teeth that are
well-aligned rather than those which are "crooked" and crowded
There are two types, namely, fixed braces and removable
braces. The most common type of fixed braces are made of metal.
There are also tooth-coloured (ceramic or plastic) braces.
Removable braces are braces which are taken out of the mouth
when you brush your teeth. They are cheaper but may not be
suitable for all cases.
Wearing braces might cause you some discomfort at the
begining. However, your lips, cheeks and tongue will soon get
used to them and you might even miss them when they are finally
The cost of braces will depend on a variety of factors one
of which is the difficulty of your case. Also, the type of
braces you will be wearing can influence the cost of treatment.
Thus, fees vary from $3000 to $7000.