Orthodontics is the use of dental braces to treat crooked teeth in children and adults. In addition to resulting in a better bite, the treatment also reduces gum problems and tooth decay by allowing easier cleansing and thus preventing tooth loss. The result is an aesthetically pleasing smile that boosts one’s image and self-confidence.
Invisalign is the latest technique in orthodontics. This technique moves teeth without the use of metal brackets and wires such as dental braces. Omni Dental Centre at Orchard Road is the first clinic to introduce Invisalign treatment from the USA to Singapore in 2003.
Straighter teeth can be the key to a new you. Forget the lack of confidence associated with unhealthy looking teeth and enjoy a future of a more confident, more assured smile. Through this state-of-the-artteeth straightening service, patients can enjoy the future of straight teeth.
Invisalign uses the latest advances in computer aided 3-D technology sent to a laboratory in USA, consisting of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that require fortnightly replacing. Each aligner is individually customised to fit your teeth and your teeth only. With each replacement of the aligner, your teeth will be supported and aligned, finally achieving the position prescribed by your orthodontist.
Itero intra oral scanner
No more messy impression taking! Used inconjunction with Invisalign treatment, now with the intra oral Itero scanner, you are able to see the before and after simulated outcome of your teeth with Invisalign treatment.
Orthodontics in Singapore
A beautiful smile can improve one’s image and confidence, which is why Omni Dental Centre offers orthodontic treatments. If you are looking for a truly perfect smile, let our orthodontists make your dream a reality today!
Correct crooked, overlapping, protruding teeth, effects of a thumb-sucking habit, or disharmony in jaw growth with the help of our specialist orthodontist. The value of an attractive smile should not be underestimated. Well-aligned teeth can change your appearance, giving you more reasons to smile.
Smile with Greater Confidence
As long ago as 1,000 B.C., the ancient Greeks used base metal and catgut (a natural cord made from sheep or goat intestine) to improve people’s smiles. Orthodontics has come a long way since then. Today, our 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 treatment fees and payment options.
Who Is an Orthodontist?
An orthodontist is a dentist who has received specialised training in orthodontics (in much the same way that a cardiologist is a doctor who has received specialised training in treating heart problems).
As an orthodontist in Singapore, one must:
- complete a four-year, full-time bachelor’s degree in dentistry;
- complete a three-year, full-time master’s degree in orthodontics;
- be registered as a specialist with 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 choose orthodontic treatment to improve the appearance, health, and function of their teeth. Orthodontic treatment makes the best of your teeth and improves the anatomical and physiological harmony between mouth, gums, and jaws. Once your bite is corrected, you’ll eat with greater comfort. It will also be easier for you to care for your teeth and gums. Plus, you’ll have an attractive, brilliant smile!
These days, with good oral hygiene and regular dental care, your teeth should last a lifetime. Wouldn’t it be nice if they looked good too?
It’s more difficult to clean your teeth when they are crowded and overlapping. Inadequate cleaning is a major factor in tooth decay, gum disease, and eventual tooth loss. Whilst it is possible to keep even the most crooked teeth clean, having your teeth straightened will make it easier for you to look after them.
In severe malocclusions, the teeth can damage the gum. For example, in cases of a 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 cover the lower teeth too much.
- A reverse bite – when upper teeth bite 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.
- 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 that children 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 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 for adults is also successful.
As facial bones of an adult are no longer growing, some severe malocclusions cannot be corrected with braces alone. In this case, a combination of orthodontic treatment and jaw surgery can provide dramatic improvements.