Orthodontics

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Orthodontics
Orthodontics
G Dental Center Singapore

G Dental Center Singapore

We provide comprehensive orthodontic treatments to suit each patient’s condition, specific needs and lifestyle. The two main types of orthodontic treatment  available are conventional braces and clear and removable braces such as Invisalign. For more information on Invisalign, please click here.

When should you start considering braces?

You may have heard before that you should only seek for orthodontic treatment when all your adult teeth are out. However, the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) states that children should see an orthodontist no later than the age of 7. We agree with the recommendation.
There are benefits to take your child to a dentist at a young age. At the age of 7, their first adult molars would have started to emerge, this allows the dentist to evaluate the type of bite the child has. Early potential orthodontic or airway problems can also be identified and addressed early if necessary.

Types of Conventional Fixed Braces

We provide comprehensive orthodontic treatments to suit each patient’s condition, specific needs and lifestyle. The two main types of orthodontic treatment  available are conventional braces and clear and removable braces such as Invisalign. For more information on Invisalign, please click here.

Metal Braces

Made of high quality stainless steel, traditional metal braces are noticeable when you smile, laugh or talk. However, it remains as one of the common type of fixed braces available possibly due to lower cost. Braces work by applying continuous pressure over a period of time to move teeth in a specific direction. As teeth move, the bone changes shape as pressure is applied. It helps to position teeth into alignment, fixing a person’s bite and aiming to improve overall dental health.

Metal Braces

Coloured Braces

Although they are called coloured braces, this type of braces is actually made of metal. It is the coloured small elastic bands that is fitted around the brackets that gives the coloured look. This usually appeals to younger children or teens, and the colours can be changed monthly at the dentist’s review appointment.

Coloured Braces

Ceramic Braces

Ceramic braces have brackets that are clear or else colored the same colour as your teeth, and usually blend in with your teeth better than metal braces. The mechanics of how it works is the same as having metal braces. One key difference is that the brackets is made from a clear ceramic material instead of stainless steel, hence making them less noticeable than traditional metal braces. However, something to note is that ceramic bracket material may not be as durable as metal stainless steel.

Ceramic Braces

Self-Ligating Braces

Another option we offer at G Dental Centre is the 3M™ SmartClip™ Self-Ligating Brackets. Self –ligating braces eliminate the need for ties.
Instead, the specialized bracket holds the archwire in place by means of a clip built into the lower profile contour of the bracket.
These “intelligent” clips release the archwire if forces are excessive, and lets the archwire move smoothly through the brackets to create effective tooth movement. This makes self-ligating braces more comfortable than metal or ceramic braces. For the appearance of your self-ligating braces, you can choose either a metal or ceramic material.

Self-Ligating Braces

What to expect?

Generally, you will expect some discomfort and soreness during the first 4-5 days after you first have your braces on. There will be some diet restrictions such as chewing on hard or sticky food that may cause discomfort and your wires may break. But this is something you will get used to during the course of treatment which typically takes up to 24 months.
Alternatively, you can consider a more comfortable alternative such as Invisalign clear aligner braces. Click here to find out more.

After treatment

No matter which type of braces you choose, wearing a retainer after orthodontic treatment is necessary. Typically you need to wear it day and night (except when you’re eating and drinking) for the first year, after which you can choose to wear it only at night when you sleep. If you do not wear your retainers after your orthodontic treatment, your teeth may slowly drift and move back to their original position. Wearing retainers requires very low maintenance and we will guide you when the time comes.

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Contact Information

25 Ghim Moh Link
#01-04, Singapore 270025

Camden Medical Centre
1 Orchard Boulevard #02-01
Singapore 248649