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Braces & Invisalign

Braces are used to straighten teeth, and improve bite, appearance, and overall dental health. Several versions include metal, lingual, clear aligners, or ceramic.

How braces work

Braces work by putting pressure on your teeth to shift them into a more attractive position. 

These wires are adjusted regularly (usually every 4-8 weeks) during the course of your treatment. Treatment times vary depending on the severity of your condition, with most completing within a period of two and a half years.

Once the braces are removed, you will wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting. 

Types of braces

Braces come in metal, plastic, or ceramic brackets. Of these three types of braces, ceramic brackets are the least noticeable, as their translucent color allows them to blend in with the natural tooth color.

Read this post for more information on braces treatment in Singapore.

Hello, I normally recommend whitening AFTER the braces have been removed. If you are planning to get fixed braces, the braces will cover parts of your teeth and therefore the whitening product will not be able to work on those areas. Similarly, if you are undergoing Invisalign treatment, atta...
21 Jan 2019
Hi there, Of course you can! That is one of the advantages of having braces treatment, we are able to close spaces that would otherwise require a dental implant/bridge/denture. This is one of the common reasons why my adult patients decide to have braces. There are o...
20 Jan 2019
Hi there, Yes of course, braces (brackets) can be placed on teeth which have had crowns placed over them. There are special methods to ensure the bracket bonds to the crown, and braces treatment can proceed as with all other teeth. Unfortunately, there are some cons...
20 Jan 2019
Hi there, there are various reasons for teeth grinding and clenching (bruxism), including a bad bite. If your bite is the main cause for your teeth grinding and clenching, then yes, fixing your bite will help to reduce it significantly. Other contributing factors to bruxism include stress, si...
10 Jan 2019
The most common cause for misaligned teeth in the finishing stages of braces is due to bracket/tube position . In this case, there are 2 ways to address this minor issue: 1) Reposition the molar tubes ^ Poorly positioned tubes causing the first molars to rotate. Re...
7 Jan 2019
Class 3 skeletal malocclusion occurs when: 1) The upper jaw is undersized in relation to the lower 2) The lower jaw is too large in relation to the upper 3) Both the upper jaw is undersized and the lower jaw is too large in relation to each other A crossbite may also appear in class 3 malocclu...
27 Dec 2018
The reason for your underbite is probably due to an imbalance between your jaws, and/or the position and angulation of your teeth. From your photos, your lower jaw does seem more forward than your upper, and it is also off to the right hand side. An imbalance of the jaws ...
2 Dec 2018
Generally speaking, having a good, well aligned and balanced bite with your OWN NATURAL SOUND TEETH, is going to be better than trying to achieve the same with dental implants, or any other man-made prosthesis. However, there are instances whereby dental implants are indicated as...
8 Dec 2018
Hi Stanley, It is possible for your dentist to remove your orthodontic wires before a scale and polish. In this way, the plaque and food in between your teeth can be cleaned. After the cleaning, the wires can be replaced. Kind Regards, Gerald
23 Nov 2018
Dear Lunaru, The decision to extract, or not to extract, for any case depends on several factors, such as the facial and lip profile (e.g. are the lips protruding?) the amount of overlap or crowding of the teeth, how much the teeth are flared forward with respect to the bone...
30 Nov 2018
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