Orthodontics (Braces, Invisalign)

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Procedure Description

Orthodontics is a specialized field of dentistry that focuses on diagnosing, preventing, and treating irregularities in the alignment of teeth and jaws. The most common forms of orthodontic treatment are traditional braces and Invisalign, both of which help to straighten teeth, correct bite issues, and improve oral health. Traditional braces consist of metal brackets and wires that are affixed to the teeth, while Invisalign involves a series of custom-made clear aligners that are virtually invisible and removable.

People opt for orthodontic procedures for various reasons, including aesthetic preferences, functional needs, or a combination of both. Straighter teeth not only enhance your smile but also contribute to better oral hygiene, making it easier to brush and floss effectively. Correcting bite issues can also improve chewing efficiency and minimize strain on jaw muscles. For many, orthodontics isn't merely cosmetic; it can offer significant health benefits, including the prevention of gum disease and tooth decay.

The need for orthodontic procedures often becomes apparent in early adolescence, although adults increasingly seek treatment to improve their smiles and oral health. With the growing range of orthodontic options available, including more aesthetically pleasing and less visible solutions, it's never too late to consider orthodontic treatment for a healthier, more confident smile.

Procedure Duration

The duration of orthodontic treatment can vary widely depending on the complexity of the case and the specific treatment plan. Traditional braces usually require approximately 18 to 24 months of treatment time. The braces are adjusted periodically—typically every 4 to 8 weeks—by an orthodontist to gradually move the teeth into their desired positions.

Invisalign treatment duration can range from 6 to 18 months, depending on the complexity of the alignment issues. Invisalign requires regular check-ups every 6 to 8 weeks to ensure the treatment is progressing as planned. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are removable, but they must be worn at least 20-22 hours a day for effective treatment.

Recovery time is minimal for both traditional braces and Invisalign. Some discomfort may be experienced in the initial days following the application of braces or the insertion of a new set of aligners, but this generally subsides within a week. Since orthodontic adjustments are done gradually over time, there isn't a specific "recovery period" as you would expect with more invasive medical procedures.


  • Cost Savings: Getting orthodontic treatment abroad can be significantly cheaper, even when considering travel and accommodation expenses.
  • Expertise: Some countries specialize in dental and orthodontic care, providing access to highly skilled professionals.
  • Advanced Technology: Traveling abroad can give you access to cutting-edge orthodontic technology that may not yet be available in your home country.

Potential Destinations

  • Thailand: Known for its state-of-the-art dental clinics and experienced orthodontists.
  • Mexico: Popular for its proximity to the U.S. and high-quality, affordable orthodontic treatments.
  • Hungary: Often considered the "Dental Capital of Europe" due to its high standards in oral healthcare.
  • India: Offers a blend of competitive prices and advanced orthodontic technology.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: Always research the credentials of the healthcare provider.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Consider the feasibility of returning for follow-up appointments, which are essential for orthodontic treatment.
  • Travel-Related Risks: Factor in potential travel inconveniences or risks, such as deep vein thrombosis from long flights.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Accreditation: Look for clinics and hospitals that have international healthcare accreditation.
  • Reviews and Testimonials: Research reviews from previous patients to gauge the quality of care.
  • Initial Consultation: Many reputable clinics offer free initial consultations, either in-person or online, to discuss treatment options and plans.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation: https://www.globalhealthcareaccreditation.com

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

Orthopedics Stem Cell


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Patients now have a minimally invasive option. Stem cell therapy for back pain and disc herniations can potentially repair the damaged disc or facet joint, restore function, rehydrate the disc, and ultimately alleviate chronic pain.

Anti-Aging Stem Cell

Hair Loss

Stem cell therapy and PRP therapy have been shown to be most effective for: Those in the early stages of hair loss, patients who are not viable candidates for surgery and women who prefer to avoid hair surgery.

Facial Anti-Aging

Aesthetic Anti-Aging. The Aesthetic Stem Cell Localized Treatment is a non-surgical minimally invasive procedure to enhance the appearance of aging skin and hair restoration. This all-natural technique combines dermal injections of bone marrow or adipose tissue derived stem cells and growth factors.

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Endometrial PRP

The stem cells used for treatment of a thin endometrium include mesenchymal stem cells. In addition, successful repair of the endometrium in pregnancy with stem cells has been reported previously.

Low Ovarian Reserve (PRP)

The treatment uses PRP (Platelet-Rich-Plasma), which with stem cell therapy is the novel therapeutic approach for restoring the quality of the ovarian reserve.Your PRP will contain a physiologic balance of platelets, growth factors and white blood cells tailored specifically for you.

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