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Traditional braces remain a popular choice for straightening teeth, despite the rise of plastic aligners like Invisalign. Braces are more affordable and more effective, particularly in complex orthodontic cases.
Overbite – or retrognathism – occurs when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth too much. Overlap of a couple of millimetres is regarded as normal but when it’s more than four millimetres it may require professional medical attention to avoid complications.
Braces may at times cause discomfort of varying levels over the course of treatment but overall it’s usually not too bad. And there are steps you can take to ease any soreness.
Most people get used to their braces in about a month. After six months, you may not even notice them, although you might experience some tenderness from time to time.
Here, you’ll find out when and why braces could hurt a little, and how you can deal with it.
Braces straighten misaligned teeth and correct bite problems, and they’ve improved vastly over the years.
Advances in dental technology have resulted in braces that are sleeker, more comfortable, less conspicuous, and work faster
Braces remain the best solution for complex orthodontic issues, with brackets, arch wires and ligature elastic bands that work together to progressively reposition teeth.
But how do you know when you need braces. You can find out here.
Yellow or stained teeth can tarnish your smile and undermine your self-confidence at work and in your social life. You may even feel so embarrassed that you try to cover your mouth when you laugh, eat or speak.
In many cases, the solution is teeth whitening, and different options are available. However, teeth whitening won’t be effective for everyone, and that’s when it’s time to consider teeth whitening alternatives. Here, we’ll look at all the main options to get a brighter smile.
Tooth loss can have a devastating effect on an individual’s appearance, motivation and self-confidence. Missing a tooth not only affects the aesthetics of your smile but the way you eat and speak as well.
Over the years, dentists have used a great deal of ingenuity in filling up those unsightly gaps to improve patient’s quality of life. Oftentimes, it can be overwhelming trying to decide which treatment method is the most suitable for your situation. In this article, we will discuss the differences between dentures and implants as viable tooth replacement options.
Dental radiography is a vital part of imaging and radiology. Cone Beam Computerized Tomography (CBCT) scans are used widely in dentistry to assess the three-dimensional structure of jaw bones.
CBCT involves a cone shaped X-ray beam rotating around the patient. The data captured are used to record a three-dimensional (3D) image of the patient’s teeth, mouth, jaws, neck region and sometimes the ears, nose and throat (ENT) region.
Modern-based titanium implants have high success rates and are only rarely associated with complications or failure.
The most common reason for tooth loss in adults is gum disease, though other causes, such as trauma and developmental defects may also lead to it.
Your dental surgeon cannot fully guarantee with 100% certainty that the implant surgery will be pain-free for all their patients because of these patient-related factors stated above.
They will do their best to make sure you are comfortable before starting the procedure.
At any point you feel discomfort do not hesitate to let your dentist know and they can top you up with more local anesthetic if needed.
Dental implants are screws placed surgically into your jawbone, to support a dental prosthesis such as a crown, bridge, facial prosthesis or to act as an orthodontic anchor. It is an ideal option for patients with a good standard of oral health who have lost their teeth due to gum disease, traumatic injuries, failure of root canal treatment etc.
Bacteria builds upon the base of the implant screw and spreads upwards to irritate the soft and hard tissues of the gums around your dental implant. This irritation from bacteria causes your gums to get inflamed, damaging the tissues around it. If the problem is not diagnosed and treated early, the bone structure around your implant shrinks, potentially compromising the anchorage between the implant and jawbone.
A very common question that patients normally ask their dentist is whether or not braces have the capability to change the shape of their facial profile. In this article, we aim to answer some of your questions surrounding this topic and give you a brief introduction on jaw (orthognathic surgery). Brace yourselves!
Retainers sit inside of your mouth and come into direct contact with your teeth. Bacteria, plaque and tartar can quickly accumulate inside of your retainers if they’re not cleaned properly and regularly. Just like your regular teeth, it’s important to clean your retainers everyday.
A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration or prosthesis used to fill up a space left by a lost tooth or teeth by joining an artificial tooth definitively to your adjacent natural teeth.
As with all dental appliances, they come with a finite lifespan and will need to be replaced after a few years. In this article, we outline the most common issues that can develop if you fail to look after your dental bridge and the steps you can take to mitigate these problems.
Just like our natural teeth, dental crowns can also show signs of discolouration. They can happen for many reasons and may hold back your smile from reaching its full potential. In this article, we discuss the main causes of crown discolouration and will delve briefly into the possibility of dental crown whitening. Read on more to find out!
Having broken down and fragmented teeth can look unsightly, feel unpleasant and severely impact your functional capacity to chew food and speak. Dental crowns and bridges are treatment options used to restore single or multiple teeth that are damaged or lost and are recommended by all dentists in the hope of increasing the tooth’s longevity and optimizing patient’s oral health.
In this article we will provide you with all the essential information about the process, costs and reasons behind getting root canal treatment in Singapore. It is a safe, painless and effective procedure that many dentists perform on a daily basis to save teeth that might otherwise need to be extracted.
In this article, we compare two popular clear aligner companies: Invisalign and ClearCorrect. They are two of the most renown in-office clear aligner companies that boast a strong track record of results. Both sets of aligners aim to straighten misaligned teeth and correct jaw discrepancies, however, the process to getting to an ideal end result (i.e., straight teeth and aligned jaws) varies slightly.
An experienced and efficient dentist can make your Invisalign experience an enjoyable one. In this article, we provide you with 5 helpful tips on how to research for and pick the right Invisalign dentist especially for you. Let’s embark on a journey to change your smile and your life for the better!
A healthy and beautiful smile does wonders to your self-esteem and makes a huge impact on your life.
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you, and first impressions really do count.
In this article, we break down and explain the reasons why having a straight set of teeth is advantageous towards both your oral and general health.
Invisalign aligners have revolutionized the world of orthodontics by offering patients a hassle-free and comfortable way the treatment of misaligned teeth.
This article aims to reassure you that Invisalign will not hurt much as long as you establish a healthy and consistent routine throughout the course of treatment.
Many parents and children often have a multitude of questions for their dentist about living with and choosing Invisalign – is Invisalign treatment painful? How long will my child have to wear these aligners? Can my child still play his wind instrument with them on?
This guide will touch base on everything you need to know about committing to this treatment option. Read on more to find out!
Invisalign has taken over the dental landscape by storm and is making huge waves in the world of orthodontics. They are custom-made, clear plastic aligners designed to move your teeth into the desired position.
If you are looking to fix the alignment of your teeth and are not so keen on having metal ‘train-track’ braces, this will definitely be something you can consider for ultimate convenience and aesthetics.
Everyone deserves a perfect smile, and for some, dental veneers may be a great solution for patients looking to restore their smile to its natural beauty or improve the overall appearance of teeth.
Periodontal surgery, commonly called gum surgery, is a vast topic. As a whole, these kinds of surgeries are mostly considered restorative work. Their aim is to prevent further disease which can lead to bone loss, pain, and the need for more invasive restorative surgery further down the timeline.
Dental veneers are very thin coverings, permanently bonded to the front of your teeth. They are normally used on just your front teeth only, and are colour matched to the rest of your teeth allowing them to blend in.
Veneers can be made of porcelain or a composite material, with pros and cons to both options, which we will cover here in depth.
Zenyum brings ease and affordability to teeth straightening with teledentistry, 3D printing, and personalised end-to-end care.
Through innovative technology, Zenyum simplifies your smile journey by removing unnecessary time and costs that often make dental treatments expensive and inconvenient.
Everything you need to know before getting invisible aligners – from the importance of X-rays to how Zenyum compares against other brands.
Getting DIY braces without consulting professional dentists may complicate your dental health. Sharp pains with jaw points and muscle spasms are common side effects.
These days we have the benefit of choice when it comes to dental restoration procedures. Dentistry has come a long way in recent years, and the choice of long-lasting and pain-free procedures for patients is something our industry is proud of.
Intraoral scanning has given us the ability to make the process of modelling your teeth fast and easy. It also allows us to create a model of your expected progress when undertaking a teeth-straightening plan, such as Invisalign treatment.
At No Frills Dental we are using the iTero Elements 2 to take those intraoral scans. These scans are used to prepare clients for both Invisalign treatment, and also restorative treatments such as dental implants.
While there are options for every budget on the market, some cheaper ones are neither effective, nor safe to use.
If you choose something with a prohibited high percentage of the active ingredient, you may end up with costly damage to your teeth and gums.
So the idea of saving money on a teeth whitening treatment can end up being a false economy.
Still serving your National Service? Here’s what you need to know about getting your wisdom teeth surgery covered as part of the medical benefits available to you as an NSF.
Here’s an in-depth guide to wisdom teeth removal during national service in Singapore.
Dental implant procedures have around a 95% success rate after adequate healing time has passed. At first glance that sounds great. But keep in mind this statistic comes from patients who have first been approved for dental implants after thorough checks of their suitability.
Therefore, this figure doesn’t cover the whole population. Not everybody is a suitable candidate, for a variety of reasons that will be explained here.
Teeth can become more susceptible to staining if you’re wearing braces. This is largely because proper oral hygiene can be difficult due to the nooks and crannies created by the wires and brackets of fixed metal braces, where food debris can become trapped and provide a breeding ground for bacteria.
However, it’s still possible to keep your teeth white while wearing braces if you know the right techniques for brushing and flossing during your orthodontic treatment.
NoFrills Dental partners with Zenyum to unleash the potential of teledentistry through virtual consultations. Ideally using this service for non-urgent dental care services, you can save some travelling time and cost without the hassle of queues and waitlists.
Cosmetic dentistry in Singapore has embraced innovative concepts and cutting-edge practices that enable more people than ever to get the smile they’ve always longed for.
Your smile is an important feature that reflects your personality and increases your self-regard by making you feel good about yourself.
A diastema is the medical term for a gap between two teeth. The most common type of diastema is a gap between the two upper front teeth, known as a ‘midline diastema’, but they can occur anywhere in the mouth.
Some people have just one noticeable gap, while other people have multiple teeth which look gappy and spaced out.
A total smile makeover involves a combination of cosmetic dentistry treatments that can transform your professional and social life by making your dream smile a reality and boosting your self-confidence.
Putting an end to the embarrassment of unsightly teeth will also restore full oral health and function.
Our facial appearance can become spoiled as time takes its toll on our teeth, and a total smile makeover by your dentist in Singapore can provide a less costly, highly effective alternative to plastic surgery procedures such as facelifts.
Dental bone grafting is a technique that adds bone, and therefore structural support, to your jaw. This allows dental implants to be fixed in place; where without the grafts there would not be enough bone to support the implant.
Every parent wants the best for their kids, and that includes a great smile. But if your child’s teeth aren’t coming in quite as straight as you’d like, you may be looking into braces for kids to understand the options for children’s orthodontia.
The first thing to know is that however misaligned your child’s teeth might be, there is most likely a way they can be treated and brought into proper alignment. Early intervention orthodontics can help guide adult teeth as they grow, thereby avoiding the need for extensive braces treatment in the teenage years.
Some people who wear braces like them to be inconspicuous but many others – youngsters and adults alike – prefer to make a style statement with them.
Customising the colour of your braces can add a fun element to orthodontic treatment, and the choice of shades is virtually endless.
If you’re about to start Invisalign treatment, understanding how this innovative teeth straightening system works can help you get the best outcome as your smile is redesigned.
With this in mind, we’ve compiled a list of 10 things you should know before getting started on Invisalign in Singapore.
Natural-looking regular dental implants have become a popular alternative to conventional dentures and bridges – on the grounds of aesthetics, comfort and convenience.
Mini dental implants can give you all these benefits as well, while providing an option when standard implants may not be possible.
Mini dental implants provide an implant option if you want a less invasive procedure than regular dental implants.
And if you don’t have enough bone in your jaw to take a standard implant, mini implants do away with the need for a bone graft.
In this article we’ll cover everything you need to know about getting mini dental implants in Singapore.
Generally, same-day dental implants provide patients with a temporary dental prosthesis immediately during the same visit after having the damaged tooth extracted and dental implant fixture (screw portion of the dental implant that is screwed into the jaw) placed.
The benefits of same-day dental implants over conventionally placed implants are very clear. You won’t have to wear a removable denture to hide missing teeth and the same-day dental implant process requires the least number of visits to the dentist.
If you’re considering getting dental implants to replace one or more missing teeth in your upper jaw, a procedure called a sinus lift may be necessary if you lack sufficient bone mass in your upper jaw to hold dental implants securely.
If you find yourself in that situation, you’ll want to know a lot about sinus lifts – a procedure you’ve probably never heard of before.
Even if you currently have a full set of healthy upper teeth, you might still be curious about sinus lifts – given that tooth loss among older people in Singapore is prevalent.
Dental implants have become the tooth replacement system of choice for many people in Singapore missing one or more teeth.
The popularity of implants lies in their aesthetic and practical advantages over other methods of dealing with tooth loss.
However, because implants are relatively new in the dental world, it’s understandable that patients often have many questions about them.
Here, you’ll find answers to five dental implant questions patients are always asking us.
Dental implants may be the gold standard to replacing teeth but they’re not without their downsides. Dental bridges and dentures are great alternatives to dental implants.
If you’re looking for a non-surgical solution for your missing teeth. Then you might want to consider trying a dental bridge or some dentures.
Lack of understanding about wisdom tooth surgery can result in unfounded concerns about the procedure. From our experience as a dental clinic in Singapore, we know that patients typically have many questions about extraction of these often-troublesome back teeth.
Here’s a guide about wisdom tooth surgery in Singapore.
Medisave is the national medical savings scheme in Singapore. Certain dental treatments such as Dental Implant Surgery and Wisdom Tooth Surgery are Medisave claimable.
Our dentists usually advise our patients to remove their wisdom teeth if they are present and impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth are teeth at the back of the mouth that do not have sufficient room to emerge or develop properly.
This results in wisdom teeth that may only be partially erupted from the gums(partially impacted), or in more severe cases, teeth may never break through the gums (fully impacted).
Dental implants and dental bridges are two very different forms of treatment which allow patients to replace one or more missing teeth. They’re two solutions which patients usually compare before getting onboard with either system.
Understanding which tooth replacement solutions is better suited for your case will determine the long-term success of your treatment.
Dental Monitoring is the first dynamic aligner tracking technology which allows the dental team to monitor your treatment and communicate with you seamlessly. It allows for early detection of any aligner or oral health issues, dynamic engagement with the dental team, and a higher quality of finishing for aligner treatments.
Are you missing one or more teeth and wondering about the best tooth replacement solution? Dental implants replicate the function of a natural tooth and can last for a lifetime, making them the preferred choice for many patients. On the other hand, dental implants cost considerably more than dentures and may not be suitable for some people.
If you’re considering getting dental implants in Singapore, our guide will explain all you need to know about types of tooth implant, prices, and what the procedure is like.
Most people would agree that having a pleasing smile paired with a set of perfectly straight and white teeth makes anyone instantly more attractive, confident and approachable.
Teeth straightening through the means of orthodontic treatment is one of the most common aesthetic procedures done all over the world, with an estimated 33% of the entire world’s population having undergone some form of orthodontic treatment at some point in their life.
Invisalign is a modern and powerful orthodontic system used by dentists all over the world to treat a variety of complex orthodontic dental issues ranging from gapped teeth to overbites.
The Invisalign system uses a series of ‘invisible’ clear aligners to gradually shift teeth into their desired position and is commonly used as an alternative to conventional braces.
Invisalign and Dental Veneers are two very different forms of dental treatment that patients usually compare before getting onboard with either system. Both treatments fall under the scope of cosmetic dentistry, but have very different use cases and final outcomes. Understanding which treatment is best suited for your case will ultimately decide the long-term success of your treatment.
Understanding which retainer is right for you will determine the long term success of your orthodontic treatment. There are 2 main types of retainers available; fixed and removable retainers. Your dentist will recommend the best retainer based on your dental needs.
There are plenty of differences between Invisalign and Braces treatment. Understanding which treatment is best for you will ultimately determine your success with either system and the final desired outcome. Both systems in the hands of a skilled practitioner will be able to help most patients achieve their desired results.
Invisalign alternative brands of clear aligners in Singapore do have their place. Our dentists advocate providing the best possible treatment for patients given their needs and requirements. At NoFrills Dental, we offer a wide range of clear aligner options for our patients to choose from.
This question is possibly the most common question that our dentists get from patients who are interested in getting started on Invisalign treatment. In this article, we’ll discuss some of the factors that ultimately determine the cost of your Invisalign treatment.
Fillings are treatment for dental decay. When your tooth is decayed, you have a hole inside the tooth which is full of bacteria. This area needs to be cleaned out and filled with a material which stops food from getting in. This in turn stops the decay and restores normal form and function to your tooth.
Previously we talked about the formation of dental decay, in this article, let’s look at how we can prevent decay before it even happens.
The first big issue here is the sweeties. Don’t the adults always say “too much sweeties will give you bad teeth”? This is very true. But does that mean I can’t have sweets at all? Let me give you some tips for having those sweeties yet maintaining healthy teeth at the same time.
You may have heard about root canal treatment, or nerve treatment. It sounds like a complicated and daunting treatment to have, but is it actually? Root canal treatment may be the most intricate treatment that is almost like working a piece of art inside the tooth, so let’s take a journey into the tooth and explore the magic that happens within.
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