17 Apr Guide to Braces Treatment
Welcome to our comprehensive guide to braces treatment in Singapore.
At Vivid Dental led by our highly experienced Korean dentist, Dr Ryan, we strive to provide you with accurate and helpful information about braces. This guide will answer common questions and provide an overview of the different types of braces available, their benefits, costs, and more.
How do dental braces work?
Dental braces are orthodontic devices that correct misaligned or crowded teeth and improve oral health. They apply gentle pressure to the teeth, gradually moving them into their desired positions. The braces consist of brackets attached to each tooth and wires that connect the brackets, helping to shift the teeth over time.
Different types of braces and their benefits
There are several types of braces available, each with its unique benefits:
Traditional metal braces are the most common type and are made of high-quality stainless steel. They are durable and cost-effective, making them a popular choice for many patients.
These braces are made of tooth-coloured ceramic materials, making them less noticeable than metal braces. They offer a more discreet option for those who are conscious of their appearance.
Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth, making them virtually invisible. They are a great option for those who want to maintain a natural-looking smile during treatment.
Invisalign is a series of clear, removable aligners that gradually shift the teeth into position. They are virtually invisible and can be easily removed for eating, drinking, and cleaning.
What dental problems do braces solve?
Braces can effectively treat a variety of dental issues, including:
- Crowded or overlapping teeth
- Overbites and underbites
- Open bites
- Gaps between teeth
- Misaligned teeth
When should you get braces?
The ideal time to get braces varies depending on the individual’s dental needs and growth. However, orthodontic treatment is typically most effective during the early teenage years, as the jaw and teeth are still developing. Adults can also benefit from braces, although treatment may take longer.
What to expect when getting braces?
Getting braces involves several steps:
During the initial consultation, our dentist will evaluate your oral health, discuss your concerns, and determine the most suitable braces treatment for you.
Before getting braces, you may need to undergo dental cleanings, extractions, or other procedures to ensure a successful treatment outcome.
The process of placing braces typically takes about 1-2 hours. You may feel some discomfort during this time, but it is generally well-tolerated.
Regular appointments will be scheduled to monitor your progress and adjust your braces as needed.
Are braces painful?
While braces may cause some discomfort initially, most patients adjust to the sensation within a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers and soft foods can usually manage pain and discomfort.
How much do braces cost in Singapore?
The cost of braces in Singapore varies depending on the type of chosen braces and the case’s complexity. On average, metal braces can range from S$3,500 to S$6,500, while Invisalign can cost between S$6,000 to S$10,000.
How long will you wear braces?
The duration of braces treatment depends on the individual case, but most patients wear braces for 18 to 24 months. After the braces are removed, patients will need to wear retainers to maintain
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