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Welcome to Big Smile
More Than Just Straight Teeth
Dr David Lee possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, having handled many patients with a wide range of conditions and needs. Dr Lee and his team constantly strive to give patients the highest levels of individualised service and orthodontic care, all at reasonable prices.
Metal braces are the most commonly used type of fixed braces because they are robust, accurate, economical, and dependable. Strong as they are, metal brackets sometimes do break as a result of hard foods or trauma.
Ceramic braces are more aesthetically pleasing, being less visible. Ceramic brackets are more difficult to manufacture, involving more processing and expensive tooling. They are more brittle and can chip off when heavy stress is applied.
Lingual braces (invisible braces) are completely invisible, being bonded onto the inner surfaces of the teeth (facing the tongue). They were designed for cosmetic purposes, and are more difficult for the orthodontist to adjust.
Invisalign aligners are proprietary clear aligners manufactured by Align Technology Inc. It was launched in the U.S. in 1999, and since then, over 2 million people have been treated with this technology.
Retainers are orthodontic appliances that keep the teeth in place, preventing undesired tooth displacement. Removable retainers have stainless steel wires embedded in plastic; the wire and plastic components restrain the teeth, preventing the teeth from drifting out of place.
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.
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. Food can easily get stuck between your teeth, food stains might develop and tooth decay is a real possibility. Regardless of your age, orthodontic treatment can help re-align your teeth and prevent unwanted teeth-related issues. Gently applying force to your teeth will straighten them out. Braces are the most common and well-known orthodontic treatment in Singapore. Aligners and retainers are the other common orthodontic treatment.
In Singapore, a qualified dentist or orthodontist will prescribe and carry out your treatment. An orthodontist specifically handles issues regarding the alignment of your teeth, while a dentist broadly deals with diseases in your gum, teeth, nerves and jaw. Any good orthodontist in Singapore knows that every individual’s orthodontic condition and needs are unique. The best orthodontists in Singapore will give you the best treatment based on your individual medical needs and personal situation.
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 and will 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.