Dental braces for kids in Kenya

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10836aed37845cc2b4644dc27455c9f1As Kenya experiences more professionals in dental medicine and awareness on ways of correcting crooked teeth intensifies, so has the uptake of braces among Kenya kids as a safer and more comfortable way of correcting dental mishaps.

“This is not to say that the disease has increased but more people know about it and the number of trained personnel to deal with such issues has also increased,” explained Dr.Ober of the Kenya Dental Association on the prevalence of Kenyan children getting braces.

Kids can get braces for a variety of reasons. They range from crooked teeth to missing teeth. Others include overlapping teeth, overcrowded teeth or a 'bad bite'. A 'bad bite' which is also known as a malocclusion refers to a difference in the sizes between the top and bottom jaws.
It can either be an overbite whereby the upper jaw is bigger than the lower jaw or an underbite whereby the lower jaw is bigger than the upper jaw.

All these problems can be fixed with the use of braces which help straighten the teeth. The braces come in different types and are worn depending on the complexity of the child's problem. Fixed and removable braces are some of the types. The fixed braces cannot be taken off unless at a dental clinic and they usually consist of wires and rubber bands

More hospitals and dental clinics are offering braces in Kenya. Below are just some of the places your child can get their braces done.

Keridam Dental Clinic offers removable braces for Sh15000 per set and fixed braces for Sh30000 per set. After paying half the cost of treatment as a deposit, one can pay in Sh5000 installments. The clinic is situated in the Central Business District (CBD) in Norwich Union House 2nd floor opposite the Hilton Hotel. For more information call 0704477100 or cisit their website keridamdentalclinic.com

The Mater Hospital situated in South B offers removable braces at Sh35,000-40,000 while the fixed ones go for Sh100,000. A consultation of Sh1,200 will first be required to assess the extent of the child's teeth problem. If one gets the braces a monthly visit will be required and any remaining cost can be paid in installments of Sh20,000 to Sh25,000. The Mater Hospital is located on along Mukenia & Dunga Road, South B . For more information contact them on (+254 20) 6903000, +254-719-073-000, +254-732-163-000,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website www.materkenya.com.

The Dental Practice in Lavington has the choice of removable braces at Sh40,000-Sh150,000 and fixed at Sh300,000 to Sh400,000. A consultation of Sh4,000 is required before one can know that type of braces they will get. The practice is open weekdays 8.30am-5pm, Saturdays 9am-2pm and on Sundays by appointment. For more information, contact them on 020 4443391/2/, 020 2464565, 020 2573159, 020 2331538, 0722 736439, 0734 43751, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or visit their website www.thedentalpractice.co.ke

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