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Dr Sylvia Tan
BDS (Hons), MSc (Hons), MFDS RCS, M Ortho RCS

TP Dental Surgeons

391b Orchard Road #26-01, Ngee Ann City, Tower B, 238874

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Dr Sylvia Tan is a specialist orthodontist who obtained Honours in her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from King’s College London. She continued her Specialist training at the Eastman Dental Hospital(University College London) where she gained a Distinction in Masters of Orthodontics.

She has been accepted onto the General Dental Council (UK) Specialist list and holds a Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons (England). After spending 17 years in the UK, Dr Tan recently relocated to Singapore and spends her time between private practice and as a Clinician and Lecturer at National University Hospital. She also serves as a member of the executive committee for the Association of Orthodontists,Singapore.

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31 Jan 2018

It was a lovely experience coming back to my appointments with Dr Sylvia Tan.

She as well as the nurses there were super patient with me and had always been welcoming. Definitely a wonderful experience :)

31 Jan 2018
I come here for braces treatment, and get along very well with Dr Sylvia. She understands me, as a person and not just my teeth. Would like to spend more time having my dental hygiene monitored/ cleaned and talking to her during follow up.
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11 THINGS YOU WISH YOU KNEW BEFORE INVISALIGN
January 31st, 2018

The consent forms have been signed, your scans are done and the money’s been paid. Your super-organised smart-phone gently reminds you that this day next week, your orthodontist will finally be fitting your Invisalign aligners. A sudden panic drains you.

Yes, you've heard all the horror stories from friends – no snacking, no selfies, no social life! You ask yourself, what have I signed up for?!!

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INVISALIGN: 6 QUESTIONS YOU WERE TOO AFRAID TO ASK AN ORTHODONTIST!
January 29th, 2018

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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6 HACKS AFTER INVISALIGN FOR PERFECT TEETH
February 1st, 2018

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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THIS IS WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR BRACES JOURNEY, ACCORDING TO AN ORTHODONTIST
February 1st, 2018

This post was written in conjunction with Dr Shiming.

Wearing braces can be rather daunting due to the amount of commitment required and time involved. The average treatment can range from 12 to 36 months (this varies due to the complexity of each case).

(Also read: How To Braces In Singapore: A Complete Dummies Guide)

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Are general dentists allowed to do braces in Singapore?

Dear Colin; The Ministry of Health remains impartial about general dentists who practice orthodontic treatment. However, Dental Protection (which is similar to an insurance company for dentists) have recently increased protection premiums for dentists without specialist qualifica...
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Should children have their milk teeth extracted to prevent permanent teeth from growing crooked?

Dear Cherie; May I know how old your little girl is? You are absolutely right. In most cases, the adult teeth will cause the milk teeth to be mobile and subsequently lost, making space for the adult teeth. In this photo, it looks like the two side adult teeth are erupted but t...
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Should I do my dental crown or braces first?

Dear Faith, It is better to get your braces done first before your crown. This is because the tooth and gum position will move and it may affect the final crown work. The crown surface may also be damaged during braces work (risk is small) which means that you may need a new crow...
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What could cause my jaw to shift to the side?

Dear Amdrph, It sounds like you may have some temperomandibular joint disorders, and it is best to get it checked by a dentist. Jaws are meant to open straight down (like a door hinge) and not diagonally, unless you have jaws that are not symmetrical. The clicking sound m...
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Is a rotated molar during braces treatment a cause for concern?

Dear Redvelvet01; Thank you for your question. Molars can sometimes become rotated during braces treatment and it rarely is a cause of concern. Towards the middle or prior to end of treatment your orthodontist will be able to straighten it again before removing your braces. Do...
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Do braces change your facial profile?

Dear Lynne; You have asked a very interesting question and I am afraid the answer is yes and no! I will try to explain it as best I can. Braces CAN change profiles: only when the orthodontists and the patient plan to get it changed from the START of the treatment. A good examp...
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How can I reverse orthodontic treatment after tooth extraction to improve my facial profile?

Dear Olive, The extraction of premolar teeth very rarely causes a collapse in face profile, unless it has been carried out without proper diagnosis and treatment planning. You are right that extraction orthodontics are still commonly practised as in Asian faces – most ja...
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What is your advise on teeth extraction for molar incisor hypomineralization?

Dear Margaret; It is very sad for the patient (and the dentist) when first molar teeth have to be extracted. These teeth are extremely important to ensure a proper bite when the child is older. However there are certain times when extraction is better than keeping the tooth. ...
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Should I extract my wisdom teeth before doing braces?

Dear Jessica; In general, wisdom teeth are only extracted if they are impacted and causing pain or infection, at risk of causing decay or gum diseases to the tooth in front, causing biting issues or in the way of your braces treatment. For my patients, I would normally advise to ...
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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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