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Dentist for Braces (KL)

If you or a loved one needs braces for crooked teeth, seek our dentists. Hello Dental, one of the top dental clinics in KL, offers various orthodontic treatments to straighten teeth for a healthier smile.

Types of Dental Braces

There are several types of braces available, and our dentist for braces (KL) will recommend the best option for you based on your specific needs and preferences. Some common types include:

Conventional Braces (Traditional)

Conventional or traditional braces use metal brackets and wires attached to the teeth to adjust their position. Recently, these braces have been improved with heat-activated archwires that use body heat to move teeth more quickly and with less discomfort.


  • The most affordable braces available.
  • Known for strength and damage resistance.
  • Suitable for many dental issues.
  • Highly effective treatment.
  • Colourful bands appealing to all ages.


  • Gum irritation may occur.
  • They can be noticeable, which some adults might find unappealing.
  • Regular dental visits are needed for wire adjustments.
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Iconix Braces

Iconix braces combine the strength of stainless steel with the look of “white” gold. Thanks to a unique process, these brackets keep their champagne hue throughout braces treatment.

Paired with gold wire and clear ligatures, Iconix offers an aesthetically pleasing solution without compromising quality or performance.


  • Made from high-grade stainless steel, durable and long-lasting.
  • Small size and low-profile design, less noticeable than traditional braces.
  • Available in various colours to match your preference.


  • May be slightly more expensive than conventional braces.

Self-Ligating Braces

Self-ligating braces look like standard metal braces, but use clips instead of elastic bands to hold the wire. This reduces friction, making it easier to keep the braces and teeth clean.

They are as effective as traditional braces, offering more control for precise alignment. However, they are often more expensive and more noticeable.


  • Smooth mechanism minimises discomfort.
  • Fewer dentist visits.
  • Shorter treatment duration.


  • Not suitable for all patients.
  • Proper dental hygiene needs specific equipment.
  • Not fully transparent, which may not appeal to those concerned with appearance.
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ceramic brackets

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces are similar in size and shape to metal ones but are made of a material that blends with your teeth’s colour, making them less noticeable.

They are just as effective at moving teeth into desired positions. Due to their colour, they are less conspicuous and attractive to many. However, they typically cost more and can discolour if not properly maintained.


  • Metal braces are less comfortable.
  • They are more affordable than other dental solutions.
  • Highly durable, needing minimal replacement or repair.


  • To prevent staining, avoid certain foods.
  • Ceramic brackets are delicate and can break under pressure.

Invisible Braces (Clear)

Invisible or clear braces are a unique type of braces that use custom-made clear plastic aligners instead of traditional brackets and wires.

These aligners can be easily removed and replaced every two weeks. Most people need between 18 and 30 aligners to achieve the desired results.

This method is popular because it is nearly invisible and allows for normal eating and drinking. However, it is more expensive and best for treating mild to moderate dental issues in teenagers and adults.


  • Comfortable—no pain, inflammation, or cuts.
  • Transparent—nearly invisible.
  • Quick installation—great for all ages.
  • Easy to remove.
  • Simple cleaning.
  • Low maintenance.
  • Shorter treatment time.


  • Quite costly—not accessible to all.
  • Not for serious dental issues.
  • Rear tooth buttons might be needed to keep them in place.
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Which one should I choose?

Consider the following when making your decision:

  • The complexity of your orthodontic issues.
  • Your desired treatment duration.
  • Your comfort with the visibility of the braces.
  • Lifestyle factors, such as diet and oral hygiene routines.
  • Your budget.
Conventional Iconix Self-Ligating Ceramic Invisible
Consist of metal brackets and wires that are bonded to the teeth.
Stainless steel champagne coloured bracket
Brackets with built-in clips (doors) that hold the wires in place without the need for elastic bands.
Ceramic brackets, blending in with natural teeth colour.
Transparent, custom-made.
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  • Usually the cheapest option among all.
  • Smaller and lower profile than conventional brackets.

  • More elegant looking.

  • They use a sliding mechanism to adjust the wire, allowing for smoother and potentially more comfortable tooth movement.

  • Less adjustment needed as compared to conventional.

  • Less plaque retention.

  • Able to expand arch in non-extraction cases

  • Less noticeable from far.
  • Nearly invisible, aesthetic.

  • Most comfortable and convenient option.

  • Removable during brushing and eating. 

  • Light force.

  • Able to view and discuss expectations of the end result with dentists using software.

  • Requires regular adjustments.

  • Potential discomfort and ulceration from wire poking and bracket dislodgement.

  • Similar to conventional brackets.

  • Potential wire poking or bracket dislodgement.

  • Treatment time may extend in complicated cases as friction between wire and ceramic is higher.

  • Higher cost for complicated cases which require a complete package (Simple cases are much more affordable).

Remember, orthodontic treatment is an investment to improve dental health and your self-confidence, so choose the option that aligns best with your needs and preferences.

If you have any further questions or would like to schedule an orthodontic consultation, don’t hesitate to contact us. We’re here to help you achieve the smile you’ve always dreamed of!