How do I choose the best orthodontist in Singapore for my child?National Dental Centre Dental Paediatric Dentistry
I know this is subjective, but I would like to find out what should I be looking out for when choosing an orthodontist for my child. Is it better that I go to a paediatric orthodontist? Do they go through special training?
Any recognised orthodontist would have gone through rigorous training in the field of orthodontics and would be adequate to treat your child. You can look up the Association of Orthodontists website (www.aos.org.sg) to look for recognised orthodontists.
There’re no paediatric orthodontist as all orthodontists are trained to treat child patients for any type of orthodontic problems.
There are, however, paediatric dentists, who are dentists that have undergone further training in the specialty of pediatric dentistry. They are trained to see patients up to 12 years old for simple orthodontic problems.
Dr Elaine Tan
Consultant, Department of Orthodontics
National Dental Centre Singapore