What is the process of orthodontic treatment?

How much does it cost for orthdontic treatment?

The cost of orthodontics is different for everyone, and there are different references for different situations, and the cost is related to the following factors:

Personal appeal and dental complexity

Because each person’s dental condition is different, some patients have complicated tooth arrangement and serious malocclusion, so the more difficult the correction, the higher the cost.

Doctor’s skill level

Correction in the hands of doctors with different skill levels may result in a world of difference! Therefore, the better the doctor’s skills, the higher the relative charges, just like the registration fees of ordinary doctors and experts are different.

Correction method

Generally, doctors will design an exclusive orthodontic plan for you according to your dental condition, and will also recommend you the most suitable orthodontic appliance for your dental condition, such as metal brackets, ceramic brackets, invisible bracketless orthodontics, etc.

Brackets range from domestic to imported, square wire bows to self-locking, metal to single crystal, traditional metal to invisible, and the price gap for different orthodontic appliances is also very large.

What are the types of braces? Expensive must be good?

Orthodontic treatment mainly applies appropriate “biological force” to the teeth, alveolar bone and jawbone through orthodontic appliances to make them move physiologically, thereby correcting malocclusion. Orthodontics are commonly known as braces. According to different materials, it is divided into: metal brackets, ceramic brackets; according to different installation positions, it is divided into: labial correction (common), lingual correction.

The process of orthodontic treatment

  1. Initial diagnosis and examination

Including pre-treatment clinical examination, collection of diagnostic data (such as plaster cast, facial appearance and intraoral dentition, X-ray examination of face and dentition, etc.), diagnosis and analysis of medical records, preparation of treatment plan, explanation and discuss.

  1. Determination of correction plan

The doctor will set the orthodontic plan according to the chief complaint and the condition of the teeth, including whether to extract the tooth, whether to have anchorage nails, the choice of appliance and the length of the final orthodontic treatment.

  1. Preparation before correction

A series of adjuvant treatments such as scaling, extraction or filling will be performed before the braces are applied. If there is a periodontal problem before the correction, the treatment will be performed first, and then the correction will be started.

  1. Start with braces

Traditional braces are mainly adhesive brackets, upper arch wire problems, etc. Invisible braces generally have a production cycle of one month, so you need to wait a little longer. After the production is completed, you will be notified to go to a follow-up consultation.

  1. Follow-up

The cycle of follow-up visits is 1-2 months, and the specific time is determined by the doctor according to the needs of the treatment. The necessary examinations and records during the treatment will also be carried out at each follow-up visit. At the same time, according to the situation of the tooth movement, some specific treatments, such as some accessories or anchorage nails, will be carried out.

  1. Correction ends, maintenance period begins

Wear a retainer after orthodontic treatment. Generally speaking, you need to wear the retainer all day for the first year of the treatment, and then gradually reduce the time of wearing the retainer according to the doctor’s recommendation. Failure to wear the retainer consistently may lead to the recurrence of malocclusion (bite).

Reference source:

  • Orthodontic materials list


  • Orthodontic dental lab tools- wax carver instrument


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