Irregularities in our teeth can get more and more severe over time. As we age, our teeth naturally wear down from regular use. They also find themselves in a constantly changing environment: the muscles in our face become weaker, joints become less flexible and bones become weaker and more brittle.
Over the years, these changes will accumulate and leave you with a set of crooked, uneven teeth. Irregular teeth don’t just look bad, they are difficult to clean properly. Apart from getting food stuck in between your teeth, you can also develop food stains and even tooth decay. Once tooth decay sets in, it doesn’t just end there. If not treated, it can cause pain, infection, and even serious health ailments such as cellulitis and septicaemia.
Preventive measures start with cleaning your teeth properly, which may be challenging if you have a set of crooked and uneven teeth. A course of orthodontic treatment can easily rectify this by realigning your teeth, allowing you to practise better dental hygiene. This helps to prevent any teeth-related issues from developing or exacerbating. By gently applying force, whether tension or pressure, over a period of time, your teeth will slowly move into position. Apart from braces, aligners and retainers are also some of the common and well-known orthodontic treatments available in Singapore.
Teeth and gum issues are highly complex and pose a high-risk if ignored. Only qualified dentists or orthodontists are equipped with the much-needed experience and technical know-how to prescribe and carry out the necessary dental treatment. It is worth noting that a dentist and an orthodontist helps you improve oral health in different ways. A dentist broadly deals with diseases in your gum, teeth, nerves and jaw, whilst an orthodontist specifically handles issues regarding the alignment of your teeth and jaws.
Any good orthodontist in Singapore knows that every individual’s orthodontic condition and needs are unique. As such, to better meet your individual medical needs and personal situation, your orthodontist will need to personalise your treatment according to your dental needs.
Our resident orthodontist, Dr. David Lee, will give you a thorough examination to decide the ideal course of treatment for you. With a good amount of years of experience under his belt, Dr. Lee will advise you on the best brace or aligner to resolve your condition. He will also guide you through how to best maintain your set of braces with specific cleaning instruments and teach you how to avoid common tooth-related issues.
For certain individuals, the idea of going to the dentist fills them with nothing but dread – and we fully understand. Which is why we always strive to make your experience at the dentist a pleasant one. Since your comfort is important to us, all our treatments are made in a gentle and comfortable way. Besides, Dr. Lee will walk you through every step of the procedure, so that you can have peace of mind between and during your visits.
At Bigsmile Dental, we aim to always make your visit to the dentist a happy one. Let us help you attain your dream pearly whites today!