Dental Braces, Dental Services in Singapore
What is Orthodontics?
Orthodontics (or what is more commonly known as braces) is now a very common sight. Want a beautiful smile that with proper maintenance may last you a whole lifetime? If so, braces are the best option!
You’re never too old to consider orthodontics as an option either—our oldest patient at age 50 left our clinic with a smile on his face!
What can braces do for me?
Braces can do wonders for your self-confidence and self-esteem. By "straightening" your teeth, it helps to improve your smile and makes you feel good about yourself and your appearance. There will also be an overall improvement in your dental health as it will be easier to brush teeth that are well-aligned rather than those which are "crooked" and crowded together.
How many types of Braces are there?
Basically there are two types, namely, fixed braces and removable braces. The most common type of fixed braces are made of metal. There are also tooth-coloured (ceramic or plastic) braces.
Removable braces are braces which are taken out of the mouth when you brush your teeth. They are cheaper but may not be suitable for all cases.
You will be advised as to which type is best for you.
When should I start wearing braces?
Generally, in children, orthodontic treatment is started when all the "milk" teeth have been replaced by the permanent ones. However, in some special cases, it may be very important for treatment to be started earlier to prevent complications from developing later and to take advantage of the growth of the face.
I am an adult, will braces still work for me?
Yes, it certainly will. You are never too old for braces. However, because the bone structure is more dense in adults, treatment time maybe be a little longer.
How long will the treatment take?
The length of time will depend on a number of facters, one of which would be the difficulty of your case. For treatment to be completed successfully and in the shortest possible time, it is important that you follow your doctor's instructions faithfully and conscientiously.
Will there be a lot of discomfort when I am wearing braces?
Initially there maybe some discomfort. However, your lips, cheeks and tongue will soon get used to them and you might even miss them when they are finally removed.
Will I be able to brush my teeth when I am wearing braces?
Yes, of course. It is very important that you brush thoroughly so that you do not develop gum problems and cavities in your teeth.
What will braces cost?
The cost of braces will depend on a variety of factors one of which is the difficulty of your case. Also, the type of braces you will be wearing can influence the cost of treatment.
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