Orthodontics is the use of dental braces to treat crooked teeth in children and adults to obtain a better bite relationship, reduce gum problems and tooth decay by allowing easier cleansing and thus prevent tooth loss. The result is an aesthetically pleasing smile that boosts one’s image and self-confidence.
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Orthodontics in Singapore
A beautiful smile can change one’s image and confidence, which is why Omni Dental Clinic offers orthodontic treatment. If you are looking for a truly perfect smile, let our orthodontists make your dream a reality today!
Correct crooked, overlapping, protruding teeth, thumb-sucking habit and disharmony in jaw growth with our specialist Orthodontist. The value of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. Improved teeth can change your appearance, giving you more reasons to smile!
Smile with Greater Confidence
Some time before 1,000 B.C., the ancient Greeks first started using base metal & catgut (a natural cord made from sheep or goat intestine) to improve natural smiles. Orthodontics has come a long way since then. Today, orthodontic specialists shape glamorous smiles while creating optimal form and function for our patients.
There are orthodontic solutions for every lifestyle and budget. Fees for orthodontic care vary with the complexity of the treatment. Ask us about anticipated treatment fees and payment options.
What is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dentist who has become a registered specialist in orthodontics (in much the same way that a cardiologist is a doctor who has become a specialist in heart problems).
As an Orthodontist in Singapore, one must
- Complete a four-year, full-time Bachelors degree in Dentistry.
- Complete a three-year, full-time Masters degree in Orthodontics.
- Be registered as a Specialist for practicing Orthodontics in Singapore Dental Council.
An orthodontist is the most qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat any problems you might have with the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
Why straighten teeth?
People have orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health and function of their teeth. Orthodontic treatment makes the best of your teeth and improves the harmony between mouth, gums and jaws. Once your bite is corrected, eating comfort increases and so will the ease of caring for your teeth and gums! An attractive brilliant smile!
In severe malocclusions the teeth can damage the gum. For example, in cases of deep bite, the lower front teeth can bite into the gum behind the upper front teeth. These are some of the most common reasons for having braces:
- Protruding upper front teeth – one of the most common dental problems.
- Crowding – a difference between jaw size and tooth size may mean there is not enough room for your teeth, resulting in crowding. Conversely, some patients have significant gaps between their teeth.
- Asymmetry – particularly when the centre lines of the upper and lower front teeth do not match, perhaps because the teeth have drifted or the jaw position has shifted.
- A deep bite – when upper teeth covers the lower teeth too much.
- A reverse bite – when upper teeth bites inside the lower teeth. An open bite – when front teeth remain apart when your back teeth meet. This often results in a visible tongue between the upper and lower front teeth.
- An open bite – when front teeth remain apart when your back teeth meet. This often results in a visible tongue between the upper and lower front teeth.
- Impacted teeth – in some patients, adult teeth come through in the wrong position or do not erupt above the gums at all. Orthodontic treatment can help bring these teeth into the correct position.
When to start orthodontic treatment
Orthodontic problems are usually apparent by the age of seven when most of the adult front teeth have erupted. That is why the American Association of Orthodontists recommends children to begin visiting an orthodontist no later than age seven or as soon as the last baby tooth has been shed. In some cases, it is an advantage to start just before the last baby teeth are shed.
Early treatment may prevent more serious problems from developing and/or make later treatments shorter and less complicated. It may also achieve results that are not possible once the face and jaws have stopped growing.
In the past, orthodontic treatment was generally restricted to children. However, the basic process involved in moving teeth is the same at any age and orthodontic treatment is also successful for adults.
As an adult’s facial bones are no longer growing, some severe malocclusions cannot be corrected with braces alone. In this case, a combination of orthodontic treatment with jaw surgery can achieve dramatic improvements.