Planning to Get Braces? Here’s What to Consider First

Posted on Nov 27 2015 - 2:32am by Admin

InvisalignFinally getting your teeth straightened out is not just about looks, it is also about protecting your oral health from the effects of missing teeth or gaps in your mouth. Before you go ahead and have braces placed, make sure you take the following into careful consideration:

Competence of dentist

Only qualified and trained dental professionals can place dental braces in Singapore. They should have undergone specialised education in the rigorous and sensitive dental implant procedure. Additionally, they should possess the appropriate credentials, such as meeting the national standards in term of the practice in orthodontics.

Also, since the technology behind braces, and orthodontics in general, continue to undergo improvements and innovation, it is wise to stick to a dentist who completed continuing education.

If you are actually qualified for the dental appliance

Not everyone is actually suitable to get braces. It all depends on how good your oral health is. You should have healthy gums. As long as your oral health is in good enough condition, and your dentist finds you fit for this type of dental appliance, you will benefit greatly from it.

Type of braces to get

Idental.com.sg says there are mainly two types of braces in Singapore, namely fixed braces and removable braces. Fixed braces will be attached to the teeth throughout the entire treatment process while removable braces can be taken out when you want to brush your teeth or have your meals.

Braces come in many different forms. You still have the option to get the traditional metal and wire braces, but know that there are faster, more aesthetically pleasing options for you to choose from. For instance, there is the Invisalign system. Unlike conventional braces, these are clear. The aligner trays are custom-made to fit the unique needs of every patient. Patients wear the nearly invisible plastic trays over their teeth for a specific duration, with the dentist changing them after every two weeks.

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Although the price of Invisalign in Singapore is slightly higher than other systems, because they produce results faster, many Singaporeans prefer it.