Dental Braces Kenya
Dental braces (also known as braces, orthodontic cases, or cases) are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. They are often used to correct underbites, as well as malocclusions, overbites, open bites, deep bites, cross bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be either cosmetic or structural. Dental braces are often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.
Why are Dental braces used
Many people have crowded or crooked teeth, or their teeth don’t meet correctly when they bite. These problems can mean the teeth are more likely to become damaged or put a strain on jaw muscles.
In some cases, abnormal development of the teeth and jaw can affect the shape of the face.
Problems with crooked and out-of-place teeth are quite common in the Kenya. It’s thought around a third of 12-year-olds would benefit from some degree of orthodontic treatment.
How to Keep Dental braces Clean
A common complication of orthodontics is tooth decay. Your mouth is full of bacteria that combine with small food particles and saliva to form a sticky film known as plaque. which leads to plaque and causes the enamel to decay.
Many people with appliances find it difficult to keep their teeth clean, so additional brushing is essential during treatment.
To reduce your risk of enamel decay, your orthodontist may recommend using toothpaste with high levels of fluoride or a mouthwash that contains fluoride. You should also try to avoid sugary foods and fizzy drinks.
How much does Dental braces Kenya Cost ?
Treatment costs depend on two things: first, the type of brace you choose to suit your lifestyle. This can be standard, ligated, ceramic, hidden or aligners. Each type of brace varies in price – depending on the manufacturer. The second factor is how complex your treatment is. below are some of braces used
Metal braces (traditional braces)
Does health or dental insurance cover Dental braces Kenya?
If you have health or dental insurance, check with your provider. Most health plans don’t pay for orthodontic treatment for people over 18 years old, but they do partially cover children under age 18. If your dental or health plan does not include orthodontic coverage, you can also buy supplemental orthodontic insurance.
The following insurance companies do have dental plans that cover braces
Tel: +254-20-2894 000 Mobile:
Off Waiyaki Way
Address: P.O. Box 4469 – 00100
Tel: +254-20-2894 000
Mobile: +254-709-990 000, +254-730-199 000
Chiromo Road, Westlands
Delta Corner Towers
0729222208 / 0739222208
Where to get Dental Braces Kenya
PCEA Kikuyu Hospital
The mater Hospital
Mater Hospital Kenya, Along Dunga Road, South B, Nairobi.
+254 (20) 690 3000
+254 708 724 875 or +254 731 538 114
Main Location: 3rd Floor, New Muthaiga Shopping Mall, Thigiri Ridge – above Tuskys.
Landline: 020 4443391/2/3
Wireless: 020 2464565
Mobile: 0722 736439
Mobile: 0734 437513
Country code: +254