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As 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