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Singapore 238859

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Braces & Invisalign

Braces / Orthodontic Treatment

Braces involve straightening of crooked teeth with wires and can be done for both children as well as adults.

Although metallic components were traditionally used for braces, our Specialist Centre also offers more cosmetic alternatives like Invisalign (transparent braces) and Ceramic Braces where suitable. Overall treatment time can vary from person to person thus do consult our resident specialist for a comprehensive assessment. Braces again can be done as single item or as part of a more comprehensive plan which can involve other specialties.

When to start Orthodontics




Age 7


This is the age when the front permanent teeth start erupting. Sometimes one of these teeth may be impacted and unable to erupt on its own. Early orthodontic treatment may be needed just for this purpose. Any habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting should be controlled at this age to encourage these teeth to erupt normally. Poor eruption of these teeth may result in aesthetic problems, sometimes even speech and chewing difficulties.

Age 9-10

At this age, an orthodontic screening is useful to assess any abnormalities in jaw growth, such as a small lower jaw or small, narrow upper jaw. Functional appliances can be used to treat certain jaw abnormalities at this age. These appliances are not effective in adulthood. Often an x-ray will be taken to check for dental abnormalities, such as impacted teeth, congenitally missing teeth or extra teeth. Interceptive orthodontics may be necessary to assist with the dental development so future braces treatment will be less complicated.

Age 11-14

By this age, the permanent teeth would have fully replaced the baby teeth and braces treatment is best done during this time in most cases.

Adulthood

You are never too old for a straight and beautiful set of teeth. As long as you have a healthy set of teeth and gums, you can have your teeth straightened with cosmetic braces options like transparent ceramic braces and Invisalign. Invisalign consists of a series of clear aligners that are worn full-time. Over time, they gently move your teeth into the desired positions.

Braces involve straightening of crooked teeth with wires and can be done for both children as well as adults.

Although metallic components were traditionally used for braces, our Specialist Centre also offers more cosmetic alternatives like Invisalign (transparent braces) and Ceramic Braces where suitable.

Overall treatment time can vary from person to person thus do consult our resident specialist for a comprehensive assessment. Braces again can be done a single item or as part of a more comprehensive plan which can involve other specialties.

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