Dental braces are an orthodontic treatment used to straighten and align crooked teeth. Crooked teeth can cause decay and gum problems. Severe misalignment of teeth can also cause difficulties in speaking and eating.
Other than having a straighter smile for aesthetic reasons, correcting crooked teeth can also improve your oral health and makes it easier for you to clean and brush your teeth.
Dental braces typically take 1.5 to 2 years for completion and patients can choose between metal or ceramic braces. Both types are as efficient with ceramic braces being more subtle in appearance due to the colour of the brackets used.
The ideal age to start wearing braces would be between 10-13 years old, or when all your permanent teeth are out. However, there is no right time to start wearing braces, even adults are suitable.
If you would like to check on your suitability to start wearing Braces, do make an appointment with one of our Orthodontists.
The most common and traditional type of braces – metal braces.
These are attached to each tooth and not removeable.
Wires are also held by colourful rubber bands, which makes each dental visits fun and exciting for the patient.
However, patient might take some time getting used to having metal braces in their mouth when they first start treatment.
Ceramic braces are made from tooth-coloured materials, and they are more aesthetically pleasing compared to metal braces.
This is a popular choice among working adults who might not like others knowing that they are doing dental braces treatment.
Like metal braces, there is some thickness which patients would need to get used to.
Orthodontists are dental specialists who are trained in fixing irregularities in teeth and jaws. They straighten teeth and help correct problems such as overbites and underbites.
At Royce Dental, we have a team of Orthodontists who are experienced in working with braces for both children and adults.
Dr Anna Tang
Dr Elizabeth Shen
Dr Matthew Lau
Dr Ariel Toh
Dr Lim Shy Min
Dr Grace Chan
Dr Emily Ng
Dr Elaine Wong
Dr Loh Soo Ann
Dr Lydia Yong
Dr Patricia Yeong
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