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National Dental Centre

Established in 1997, the National Dental Centre Singapore is part of the SingHealth public healthcare cluster network of 3 hospitals, 5 specialty centres and 9 polyclinics. It is the main referral centre for patients needing specialist oral healthcare in Singapore.

The Centre aims to be a leading organization for quality oral healthcare. It aspires to deliver quality care to every patient through comprehensive, integrated clinical practices, innovation and lifelong learning. It provides a unique environment for dental professionals.

Your Child's Crooked Baby Teeth Might Lead To Damage In Their Adult Teeth! Singapore National Dental Centre Tells Us Why

In his/her early years, your child’s physical attributes will go through significant changes. One of the more prominent change would definitely be their teeth.

Dental issues might cause them a lot of pain and agony, but there are definitely ways to keep them under control. 

Dr Elaine Tan, an experienced orthodontist from Singapore's National Dental Centre, has had plenty of experience with painful orthodontic problems and dental abnormalities in children.

She was featured on DxD Sessions and shed some light on concerns regarding early braces treatment in children. Here are some key takeaways.

250 views 19 Nov 2018
Hi Reena, As braces treatment is an elective procedure, Medisave cannot be used to pay for it. Dr Elaine Tan Consultant, Department of Orthodontics National Dental Centre Singapore
14 Sep 2018
Hi Berthina, The price ranges from $3,500 to $4,800 at National Dental Centre Singapore for routine braces treatment for patients in permanent dentition This does not include the extractions of teeth. The price range varies at different clinics in Singapore. It does sound l...
14 Sep 2018
Hi Camillia, 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&r...
14 Sep 2018
Hi Genevive, Your child can still continue to play sports, including soccer. Wearing braces shouldn’t stop him from playing soccer especially if that’s his passion! Patients can still continue to play sports even with braces treatment. The only risk is that when t...
14 Sep 2018
Hello Meixin, I am happy that you are on this journey with your daughter! There is nothing much that you need to do. Most of the responsibility will be on your daughter to clean her teeth and braces well. Her dentist probably would have taught her how to clean her teeth with brac...
4 Oct 2018
Hi Kenny, Congratulations on your daughter’s first step to achieving a beautiful and healthy smile! I usually tell my patients they can continue with their normal diet. However, they should avoid chewing hard food like nuts, crabs or ice cubes as these may cause the brac...
4 Oct 2018
Dear Qinlin, I am so sorry to hear about his discomfort from braces. I would advise you to bring him back to see the dentist. You could also try giving him some Panadol syrup to help relieve the pain.
4 Oct 2018
Hello Min, thanks for the D2D. I am so sorry to hear about your bad experience. The level of discomfort varies for different children, depending on their pain threshold. However, children are generally more adaptable compared to adults and they do not usually complain of ...
4 Oct 2018
Hi Iris, Thanks for the D2D. The different types of braces may include: Fixed appliances E.g.: regular braces that are “glued on” your teeth Growth modification appliances E.g.: facemask or twin block Removable appliances E.g.: bite plate The treatme...
4 Oct 2018
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