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Is there a way to fill a gap between teeth without using braces?

Hi, Firstly, I hope the pain has been resolved? Drifting of teeth with age is commonly associated with gum disease and the bone levels getting lower. This results in gaps between the teeth which were not previously there. The most important thing is to make sure you see your den...
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What should I do if I have braces on, but have not gone back to see my dentist in 2 years? (photo)

Hi Gwen, from the photo attached, the initial assessment reveals that you require extractions on the upper jaw. Your gums also need to be examined as it seems reddish, signalling gum issues. It is advised that you go for a thorough cleaning first to remove the plaque and tartar. If ...
2 Doctor Answers
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What are possible solutions to straighten an impacted molar tooth? (photo)

Hi Joey, there are different solutions to straighten your teeth. They include metal braces with stainless steel brackets, metal braces with ceramic (tooth-coloured) brackets, and Invisalign (clear aligners). It can either be partial braces or on one jaw only, and that depends on...
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Can an erupting wisdom tooth cause other teeth to shift and become shaky?

Dear Joey, Thank you for your enquiry. We see this very commonly in many adults, who notice their lower teeth becoming more crooked or shifting especially in their early 20s. This is termed as late lower incisor crowding. The cause of this is unfortunately not as straight forward,...
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What is the cost of braces in Singapore? Are there any subsidies for students? Who should I see for palatal expanders?

Hi, thanks for your question!(: First of all, the average cost of braces is roughly $3k+ thereabouts, this is assuming you are interested in metal braces. The range for ceramic braces would be about $6k, and Invisalign $8k. However do note that there may be additional costs in...
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What is the purpose of Invisalign attachment-like bumps behind teeth?

Dear Mich, Many Invisalign patients have attachments on their teeth to allow extra grip for the aligners and to help the teeth move better. These attachments are in the form of a tooth-coloured dental bonding material that are cemented on the teeth, and may come in various shapes...
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Is an Invisalign treatment less complex if I used to wear braces previously?

Dear Shi Hui; You may find that if your teeth have not relapsed too badly and you only need some minor adjustments, there is an Invisalign lite option. This option is for milder cases and therefore it will require less time and will cost less too. Do consult your orthodontist for...
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What is the cost of Invisalign in Singapore? How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Hi Catherine, The rates are usually ranging from $6000 – $10000, depending. Many clinics have installment plans whereby you can pay monthly, so I don’t think having to save huge amounts should be an issue for you. I do know for a fact though that several clinics wh...
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What is the price and difference between Mbrace and Invisalign in Singapore?

Hey Leehui, I’m here to add onto the two excellent answers you’ve already received. The cost of MBrace aligners will differ from clinic to clinic. Some clinics will tailor a cost according to your treatment plan, whereas others will have a package price. As a rule ...
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Is it possible to close gap in front teeth without braces?

Dear Jasmine; There are some cases where patients have had to wear braces more than once. If done correctly, it really doesn’t pose much harm to your teeth. The treatment options really depend on how big the gap is. Your options are: If gap is small, a removable retai...
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Are there any benefits of choosing braces over Invisalign?

Dear Rongchian, The benefits of Invisalign over fixed braces are these: -Ability to remove Invisalign trays to clean teeth and gums, which means oral hygiene is easier with Invisalign compared to fixed braces -Invisalign looks more ‘invisible’ compared to even c...
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What are your thoughts about Invisalign treatment at Tanglin dental surgeons?

Hi Ayla, In general, orthodontists are the go-to dentists for complex misaligned teeth cases. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment in particular, a good idea would be to just go down to have your teeth assessed by the clinics that you are interested in. Most clinic...
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What should I do if my 5 year old child’s tooth is growing in an abnormal position at the upper gums? (photos)

Dear Mara, Thank you for your enquiry. I would recommend taking an X-Ray to check on a few matters: 1) If your son has all his permanent teeth and to assess their stage of development. The upper front teeth usually erupt around 7 years of age. Early removal of the baby teet...
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Will orthodontic treatment be able to improve my side profile and overcrowding? (photos)

Dear Jia Hui, Thank you for your enquiry. Orthodontic treatment can most certainly correct your over-crowding issue. I am unable to assess your case in detail based on the images provided, and I would also need proper Xrays to assess the relationship of your teeth to the jaws. ...
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How can I reduce the protrusion of my upper lip?

Dear Tiffany, Thank you for your enquiry. In order to decide which method would most effective, we would need to assess and treat the cause of the protrusion. If it is due to protruding upper teeth which are flaring out and causing the lip to come forward, braces or Invisalign...
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Will my braces be removed once the extraction gaps have closed?

Dear Jioc, Typically, braces treatment come in 4 phases. In the first phase, we align crooked teeth and make them straight. In this phase, there are usually frequent changes of wires as what you have noticed. Following that (second phase), we will start to close spaces in the des...
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How much do braces cost in Singapore?

Dear Sarah, Dentists in Singapore practice in different geographic areas, serving a diverse population. Some clinics may refer patients who need braces to orthodontists, who have specialist training in braces. Other clinics may prefer to manage all aspects of general dentistry, i...
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Why did my cross-bite return after wearing braces?

Dear Aubrey, Thank you for your enquiry. Here are 2 possible reasons for your crossbite returning: 1) Insufficient retainer wear, resulting in relapse of your original problem 2) Further growth of your jaw to the right as you grow older. The lower jaw stops growing at a...
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Is Invisalign or braces a better option for teeth that have relapsed?

Hi Jol From the description of your problem, both Invisalign and braces are suitable tools for closing the gaps that has opened up. You will need to consider the pros and cons of the 2 different treatment tools. Invisalign: Pros: 1) More comfortable 2) Removab...
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What should I do if my child's lower milk teeth is growing in front of the upper milk teeth?

Hi Magdalene, Lower teeth growing in front of the upper teeth is a common sight that we see. It is a form of malocclusion, meaning the teeth are biting improperly. This is also commonly known as underbite. Underbite can be due to 1. Skeletal discrepancy, meaning the lower...
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THE ORTHODONTIST'S COMPLETE PICTURE GUIDE TO BRACES FOR CHILDREN

National Dental Centre
Singapore
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When should my child put on braces?

What does my child need braces for?

Is there anything that can be done to prevent my child from needing braces?

I often receive these questions from concerned parents. In this guide, I answer all your most common questions about braces in children.

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AN ORTHODONTIST'S COMPLETE GUIDE TO INVISALIGN IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr Geraldine Lee
Orthodontist
Singapore
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Dr Geraldine Lee
Orthodontist
Singapore
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As an orthodontist over the past 10 years, I’ve seen many Singaporeans with misconceptions about Invisalign and clear aligners treatment.

This guide tell will you all you need to know about Invisalign in Singapore, including perennial favourites such as:

  • How much you can expect to pay for Invisalign treatment in Singapore
  • The different types of Invisalign treatments available 
  • My opinion on the key differences between Invisalign and traditional braces (as someone who still uses both on a regular basis)
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7 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT MBRACE ALIGNERS IN SINGAPORE (2018)

Dr Joanne Lam
Dentist
Singapore
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Dr Joanne Lam
Dentist
Singapore

Patients are frequently confused between Invisalign and Mbrace, 2 of the more popular clear aligner brands in Singapore.

Dr Meow has previously covered the costs of Invisalign in Singapore, and I'm here today to share about Mbrace.

Also read:

An Orthodontist's Complete Guide To Invisalign In Singapore (2018)

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DENTISTS AND ORTHODONTISTS CAN PERFORM YOUR BRACES, CAROUSELL SELLERS CANNOT

Dr TC Phua
Dentist
Singapore
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Dentist
Singapore

This article is a guest post by Dr T C Phua, President of the College of General Dental Practitioners (Singapore).

Looking to straighten your teeth? Perhaps you've come across cheap "teeth alignment kits" sold on Carousell that look similar to Invisalign, with prices ranging from $8 to $20.

You may also be confused as to whether you need to see a general dentist or an orthodontist for braces treatment in Singapore. This post will hopefully help to clear things up!

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6 HACKS AFTER INVISALIGN FOR PERFECT TEETH

Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
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Orthodontist
Singapore
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Yippee! You're finally down to your last few aligners. The end is near, and you can see the light at the end of your Invisalign tunnel.

Before you jump too quickly for joy, here are a few things on your checklist you should go through before you bid adieu to your aligners.

Also read:

An Orthodontist's Complete Guide To Invisalign In Singapore (2018)

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INVISALIGN COSTS IN SINGAPORE: A DENTIST TELLS ALL

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I decided to write this post to share some insider knowledge about Invisalign pricing in Singapore. Special shout out to all you people looking for "Invisalign cost Singapore" or "Invisalign Singapore cost".

Also read:

An Orthodontist's Complete Guide To Invisalign In Singapore (2018)

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SO YOU WANT TO RESTORE A MISSING TOOTH? HERE ARE 5 TOOTH REPLACEMENT METHODS, REPLETE WITH CAR ANALOGIES!

Dr Marlene Teo
Periodontist
Singapore
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Dr Marlene Teo
Periodontist
Singapore
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Uh-oh, so you've done it. You finally got rid of that tooth that has been bugging you the past year.

You initially tried to bear with the pain, and told yourself that the pain would go away if you #prayed #promisedtoeatlesssweets #meditated #wereagoodperson #totallyignoredit.

It didn't work - the pain proved so bad that you had to bite the bullet and see your dentist in the end. Amidst all the swearing and sweating, you realised - Hey! The extraction wasn’t so bad after all.

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INVISALIGN: 6 QUESTIONS YOU WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK AN ORTHODONTIST!

Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
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Dr Sylvia Tan
Orthodontist
Singapore
(2 Reviews)

Is Invisalign for everyone? Why is it so expensive? Will I get a good result? These are some common Invisalign-related questions I get, be it in the dental surgery or whilst having coffee with friends.

Gone are the days where patients come into the clinic asking for those awful metal steel braces. As Dr Meow mentioned in her previous post on various types of braces treatment in Singapore, Invisalign is all the rave these days.

We live in an aesthetically-driven society and moving with times, orthodontic treatment has certainly evolved. Orthodontists are now able to provide patients with good outcomes using more "invisible" braces.

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Is there a way to fill a gap between teeth without using braces?

Hi, Firstly, I hope the pain has been resolved? Drifting of teeth with age is commonly associated with gum disease and the bone levels getting lower. This results in gaps between the teeth which were not previously there. The most important thing is to make sure you see your den...
3 Doctor Answers
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What is the purpose of Invisalign attachment-like bumps behind teeth?

Dear Mich, Many Invisalign patients have attachments on their teeth to allow extra grip for the aligners and to help the teeth move better. These attachments are in the form of a tooth-coloured dental bonding material that are cemented on the teeth, and may come in various shapes...
2 Doctor Answers
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Are there any benefits of choosing braces over Invisalign?

Dear Rongchian, The benefits of Invisalign over fixed braces are these: -Ability to remove Invisalign trays to clean teeth and gums, which means oral hygiene is easier with Invisalign compared to fixed braces -Invisalign looks more ‘invisible’ compared to even c...
2 Doctor Answers
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What are your thoughts about Invisalign treatment at Tanglin dental surgeons?

Hi Ayla, In general, orthodontists are the go-to dentists for complex misaligned teeth cases. If you are interested in Invisalign treatment in particular, a good idea would be to just go down to have your teeth assessed by the clinics that you are interested in. Most clinic...
2 Doctor Answers
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Is an Invisalign treatment less complex if I used to wear braces previously?

Dear Shi Hui; You may find that if your teeth have not relapsed too badly and you only need some minor adjustments, there is an Invisalign lite option. This option is for milder cases and therefore it will require less time and will cost less too. Do consult your orthodontist for...
2 Doctor Answers
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Is it possible to close gap in front teeth without braces?

Dear Jasmine; There are some cases where patients have had to wear braces more than once. If done correctly, it really doesn’t pose much harm to your teeth. The treatment options really depend on how big the gap is. Your options are: If gap is small, a removable retai...
1 Doctor Answer
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What should I do if I have braces on, but have not gone back to see my dentist in 2 years? (photo)

Hi Gwen, from the photo attached, the initial assessment reveals that you require extractions on the upper jaw. Your gums also need to be examined as it seems reddish, signalling gum issues. It is advised that you go for a thorough cleaning first to remove the plaque and tartar. If ...
2 Doctor Answers
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What is the cost of Invisalign in Singapore? How long does Invisalign treatment take?

Hi Catherine, The rates are usually ranging from $6000 – $10000, depending. Many clinics have installment plans whereby you can pay monthly, so I don’t think having to save huge amounts should be an issue for you. I do know for a fact though that several clinics wh...
2 Doctor Answers
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What are possible solutions to straighten an impacted molar tooth? (photo)

Hi Joey, there are different solutions to straighten your teeth. They include metal braces with stainless steel brackets, metal braces with ceramic (tooth-coloured) brackets, and Invisalign (clear aligners). It can either be partial braces or on one jaw only, and that depends on...
2 Doctor Answers
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Can an erupting wisdom tooth cause other teeth to shift and become shaky?

Dear Joey, Thank you for your enquiry. We see this very commonly in many adults, who notice their lower teeth becoming more crooked or shifting especially in their early 20s. This is termed as late lower incisor crowding. The cause of this is unfortunately not as straight forward,...
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