Dentalplus offers student prices for braces to all full time students of primary schools, secondary schools and tertiary institutions, including polytechnics & universities.
Please call 6270 6800 to find out more, or email enquiries here.
The Student price is also available at our other branch at Holland Village – Smilepoint Dental Centre. To contact us, please call 6475 1028.
Braces or orthodontics is the art of repositioning teeth in the mouth. It is mostly used for cosmetic reasons, such as straightening teeth or closing gaps.
The treatment usually takes one to two years, depending on the severity of the problem. During this period, patients are required to come for regular checkups and adjustments to ensure the desired result is achieved.
This depends on how the upper and lower teeth bite together, the location of teeth crowding is and the position and direction of the teeth to be moved. Most people need braces in both upper and lower jaws to achieve a good bite and well aligned teeth.
Doing braces is not very painful but some discomfort should be expected during the initial treatment phase. This is because the gums need to get used to the extra bulk of the brackets on each teeth. There may also be some rubbing and abrasions against the cheek. Subsequently during the braces adjustment, patients may also experience some tightness but it should not be very painful.
Sticky or hard foods that can cause the bracket to drop off, loosen or break. They may also bend the wires and bands and place additional stress on the braces.
Generally, it takes about 1.5 to 2.5 years to complete the treatment but it depends on the complexity of the case, the patient’s age and how fast the teeth move.