Dental Braces | who need them, when & Why?

Dental braces in Singapore are also known as braces, orthodontic cases or dental clips (less common). Braces are devices used in orthodontics that align and straighten teeth and help to position them with regard to a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. Dental braces are also often used in conjunction with other orthodontic appliances to help widen the palate or jaws and to otherwise assist in shaping the teeth and jaws.

The benefits of these devices are indisputable. In many cases, braces may help give you that picture-perfect smile and their benefits are often more than just cosmetic. Straight teeth are easier to clean and floss and can also help improve a person’s biting, chewing, and speaking abilities. Teeth that are properly aligned are also less likely to injure compared to protruding teeth.

When should I start wearing braces?

Generally, in children, orthodontic treatment is started when all the “milk” teeth have been replaced by the permanent ones. However, in some special cases, it may be very important for treatment to be started earlier to prevent complications from developing later and to take advantage of the growth of the face. Hence, you should seek advice of your dentist and learn about various factors involved during the treatment. At our NFdentiSmile dental clinics in Singapore, we suggest and give the best advice       to all our patients for a healthy and beautiful smile.

I am an adult, will braces still work for me?

You are never too old for braces. However, because the bone structure is denser in adults, treatment time maybe a little longer. You may want to know that in our Dental Clinics, we have patients of over 50 years of age and who still need braces.

How long will the treatment take?

The length of time will depend on a number of factors, one of which would be the difficulty of your case. For treatment to be completed successfully and in the shortest possible time, it is important that you follow your doctor’s instructions faithfully and conscientiously.

Will there be a lot of discomfort when I am wearing braces?

Any foreign material fixed on our body will cause a little discomfort before we get used to it, so are the Braces. However, your lips, cheeks and tongue take very less time to get used to them in such a way that you might even miss them when they are finally removed.

If you are in search of a Dentist in Singapore, feel free to book an appointment at Nam Fung Dental Surgery clinic at any our branches. You may contact us now to make an appointment; one of our friendly staff shall attend your call to assist in scheduling your visit.