Orthodontics
Always wanted a straighter, more beautiful smile?

Orthodontics can help you achieve that smile you always wanted…

What is orthodontics?

Orthodontics is a dental specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, prevention and correction of irregularities of the teeth, bite and jaws.



Who are orthodontists?

Orthodontists are dentists who are specially trained to straighten teeth and intercept certain types of developing malocclusion in a growing child by modifying bone growth in the jaws.

What is a “Malocclusion”?

A malocclusion is the term used to describe a misalignment of the jaws and teeth. This can be due to a skeletal component, a dental component or a combination of both.

A skeletal malocclusion occurs when one jaw does not line up with the other, or when the jaw is too big or too small for the teeth. A dental malocclusion occurs when the teeth are out of crowded, turned or spread out. This can happen with or without a jaw problem.


Why straighten teeth?

The benefits of having straight teeth are numerous:

  • Straight teeth contribute to an attractive smile which in turn boosts self-confidence and self-image.
  • Straight teeth are easier to clean.
  • Straight teeth are less prone to injury.
  • Straight teeth can help one to bite, chew and speak more effectively.

What is the best age for an orthodontic consultation?

The American Association of Orthodontists recommends that your child get an orthodontic check-up no later than age 7.

Although your child’s teeth may appear to be straight, there could be a problem that only an orthodontist can detect.

This is important as some orthodontic problems are easier to correct if they’re detected early. Also, by correcting the problem earlier, this may eliminate or reduce the complexity of treatment in the permanent (adult) dentition.

The orthodontist can assess the necessity for interceptive (or early) treatment and also the best timing for this treatment.

Is there an age limit to having braces treatment?

Both children and adults can benefit from braces treatment. There is no age limit to having your teeth straightened. So long as the teeth and gums are healthy, they can be moved and straightened at any age.

What is the duration of treatment?

Treatment time typically ranges from one to 2½ years, depending on the growth of the patient and the severity of the problem. Early interceptive treatment may take as few as six months to 1 year.

What type of braces are available?

There are orthodontic solutions to suit every lifestyle. At our clinic, we offer various options for you to achieve that straighter smile….
  • Metal Braces (with coloured modules of your choice)
  • Esthetic Ceramic Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Removable Appliances

Metal braces


These are brace systems where the bracket and the wires are made of metal. The wire is held to the bracket by small elastomeric rings called modules.


These modules come in a multitude of colors. There are color choices to suit the understated to the flamboyant. The modules are changed at every visit and colors can be mixed-and-matched.

Esthetic Ceramic Braces


These are brace systems where the brackets are made of ceramic and are tooth-coloured.  The metal wires are held in place by transparent modules.  These systems function the same as the traditional metal braces but are much less obvious.


Invisalign®

Invisalign® straightens your teeth without most people even noticing you’re going through treatment.

Treatment consists of a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that you change every two weeks for the next set of aligners. With each aligner change, your teeth are moved. These aligners are made out of a strong plastic.

A virtual 3D treatment plan (Clincheck®) shows the series of movements your teeth will go through over the course of treatment.  From the results of the Clincheck, custom-made,clear aligners are made just for you.

The advantages that Invisalign treatment with the proprietary aligners are:
  • Clear : The aligners are almost invisible when placed on the teeth.
  • Comfortable: No metal wires or brackets that stick out.
  • Customised: Each treatment plan is custom-made and each aligner is individually fabricated to be customized.
  • Removable: Patients can remove the aligners to eat, drink, brush, floss and for that special occasion.

Removable Appliances

This treatment modality is used to correct simple mal-alignment of teeth or in interceptive (early) treatment. A removable appliance is made up of plastic and wires. The orthodontist will customize the design of the removable appliance according to your needs.