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How do I choose the best type of braces for myself?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on January 29, 2010

How do I choose the best type of braces for myself? I am 19 years old and see that there are many different options. Do people choose by how they want to look with the braces on or do they choose by price? Or do different braces work differently? Do some work faster than others?

Your orthodontist will be able to advise all the types of braces that are suitable, and from there, most people choose by the appearance. Others choose by lifestyle, for example some braces like the Damon brace are more convenient as there are less appointments that you need to attend and may work faster for you. The treatment fee is often not the most important factor as the treatment fee can be spread as an interest free payment over the duration of your treatment.

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