Do polyclinics in Singapore provide braces treatment and check ups?
The role of polyclinic dental clinic is to provide primary dental care to Singapore residents, such as scaling and polishing, fillings, extractions etc. Braces is specialized dental treatment that is performed by orthodontists in the government dental clinics. There are no orthodontists in the polyclinic and usually they will refer you to a tertiary dental clinic such as National Dental Centre or one of the hospital dental clinics for braces consultation and treatment. At these centres, you will be seen by an orthodontist or an orthodontic trainee for your braces needs.
As these institutions open during working hours, you may also find an orthodontist in the private sector for your braces treatment needs if you feel more comfortable.
You can refer to the Association of Orthodontists Singapore website for the full list of orthodontists and find one suitable for you.
Dr Enrica Sham