Impression study models that the orthodontists makes by making a mold of your teeth. This is done by adding a plasticine tray into your mouth and biting down. The mold hardens and becomes a template to form the actual model. This way the Orthodontist, studies your teeth and plans your treatment.
Q: How much does braces cost in Singapore?
A: It cost around SGD$4000 - SGD$4500 (see also Ministry of Health’s average cost for institutions)
Q: What method can I use to straighten my teeth?
A: We recommend wearing braces (orthodontic treatment).
Q: Does Singapore dentists carry Invisalign®? How is it compared to braces?
A: Yes, Singapore dentists do carry Invisalign®. Invisalign® is transparent brackets instead of metal braces that align your teeth when worn. It is removable unlike the metal braces that are bonded to your teeth. It also cost slightly more than normal braces
Q: How much would Invisalign® cost?
A: It would cost around SGD$5500 onwards depending on the amount of movement your teeth requires.
Q: How long do I need to wear braces?
A: It will depend on individual; majority of patients take two years to complete the treatment. Q: Does the Singapore dentist let me pay by installment? A: Yes, most dentist in Singapore would allow you to pay by installment. The first deposit would be half of the entire payment and subsequent visits would be SGD$100 - SGD$200. Q: What is the procedure for braces going to be like? A: 1st consultation: Take a study model of your teeth and do an X-Ray 2nd consultation: Put in the separators (give space for the band) 3rd (2 days later): Insert the molar bands 4th (2 weeks later): Insert the entire band Subsequent monthly visits: Tightening of the wires so that your teeth get to huddle together more and more
Q: Do I need to do an extraction before my orthodontic treatment?
A: The orthodontist will advise you whether there is a need to extract your tooth. If you need to do an extraction, the oral surgeon will be the one performing the extraction.
Q: How many types of braces materials are there?
A: There are two types; Ceramic and Metal. Ceramic braces are more popular with working adults as they have an almost natural tooth colored shade brackets that can blend into your natural teeth color. Metal braces are more popular with teens and kids as they can put real cool colored rubberbands on the brackets depending upon the mood of the month.
Q: Will my teeth have a relapse if I stop wearing retainer?
A: There is a high chance that it would relapse. But It also depends on your teeth’s current condition.
Q: What is the age recommended to wear braces?
A: The age recommended is 14 years and above.
Q: What is Invisalign®?
A: Invisalign® is the “clearer” way to straighten teeth without braces, using Aligners. Aligners are made of a clear, thin medical-grade polymer that is virtually invisible when worn. Thus the “invisible-aligners” called Invisalign®.