Affordable Braces in Singapore: A Comprehensive Guide For Cost & Options

What are Braces?

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Braces serve as orthodontic devices designed to align teeth and rectify irregular bites. They comprise metal brackets affixed to individual teeth and linked by an archwire spanning across the frontal surface of the teeth. A flexible “ligature” is positioned between each bracket and the wire, while a plastic or metal “module” secures the archwire in position. Throughout the duration of wearing braces, the gentle force exerted by the wire and elastics gradually guides each tooth into its correct alignment.

 In Singapore, braces treatment also addresses tooth gaps and enhances smiles by adjusting tooth alignment. Although conventional braces are typically made of metal, contemporary alternatives like ceramic and lingual braces utilize less conspicuous materials. Additionally, clear plastic aligners offer an alternative method, sometimes aligning teeth gradually without the need for brackets or wires. The duration of wearing braces varies, with many individuals undergoing treatment for an average of two years, although the timeframe may differ based on the complexity of the case.



Braces in Singapore: Options & Costs

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Thinking about getting braces in Singapore? It’s important to know your options before diving in. Understanding what treatments and braces options are available, how much they cost, and how you can pay for them can make the whole process smoother. Take your time to explore these details, so you can feel confident and prepared as you embark on your journey to a straighter smile!



How Much Do Braces Cost?


At Braces Practice, we provide various types of braces, including traditional metal braces, Invisalign, and ceramic braces. Prior to commencing your braces treatment, we will discuss the full cost of the procedure during your initial consultation.

 The typical expense for orthodontic treatment in Singapore varies from $3,500 to $6,500, depending upon factors such as the complexity of the case, duration of treatment, type of braces employed, and the proficiency of the practitioner administering the treatment.



What Affects The Cost of Braces

The total cost of braces is influenced by factors such as the type of braces prescribed, the complexity of treatment, and your insurance coverage. Arrange a consultation with your orthodontist to explore pricing options, potential discounts, and personalized payment plans tailored to your specific requirements.



Why Do You Need Braces?

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If your teeth cause you discomfort or embarrassment, it’s advisable to consult one of our orthodontists, even though crooked teeth are common. Dental braces can align your teeth, correct bite problems, and enhance your smile’s aesthetics. Notably, the results achieved with braces are long-lasting, ensuring a lifetime of benefits.



Benefits of Dental Braces

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Boosting Confidence with a Brighter Smile


A radiant smile can significantly elevate confidence levels and instill a sense of attractiveness and sociability. By aligning teeth, braces facilitate the achievement of a straight and balanced smile, thereby enhancing one’s appearance and fostering self-assurance in individuals.


Promoting Digestive Well-Being


Braces play an important role in repositioning teeth correctly, allowing for proper jaw alignment and efficient chewing of food. This optimization ensures the smooth functioning of the digestive process and helps in maintaining overall health. On the other hand, an improperly aligned bite can impede chewing, potentially leading to digestive issues.


Improving Oral Hygiene


The alignment facilitated by braces not only enhances the aesthetics of teeth but also simplifies the task of maintaining optimal dental hygiene. Misaligned teeth create pockets where plaque accumulates, increasing the likelihood of dental problems such as decay, cavities, and gum disease. Braces help mitigate these risks by aligning teeth, thereby promoting better oral health.


Enhancing Speech Clarity


Misaligned teeth can hinder speech clarity and articulation. Through the corrective process of braces, teeth are gradually shifted into their proper positions, aiding in the precise pronunciation of words and improving overall speech clarity. This improvement can greatly facilitate communication for patients.


Preserving Jaw Bone Integrity

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Misaligned teeth can exert uneven pressure on the jawbones, potentially leading to weakening and deterioration over time. By aligning teeth properly, braces distribute pressure evenly across the jaw, helping to prevent bone loss and maintain a healthy jaw structure in the long term. This ensures patients can enjoy better oral and overall health for years to come.



Financing Your Braces Treatment in Singapore

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Can Dental Braces Be Paid by Insurance?

Some dental insurance policies might offer coverage for a portion of braces expenses. Verify eligibility with both your insurance provider and the clinic beforehand.


Does Dental Braces Have Subsidies?

Please be aware that orthodontic treatments involving braces are not eligible for dental subsidies e.g CHAS cards in Singapore


Can I Use Medisave to Pay For Braces?

Although MediSave provides coverage for specific dental treatments, cosmetic procedures like braces are not included.



Why Choose Us?


Making the decision to do braces may sometimes be overwhelming. For a start, which clinic to go to and what type of braces to choose may already give you much to think about.


A common misconception among patients and parents is that the final results will be the same no matter which clinic they go. Finding the lowest price may therefore become the main guiding factor. Unfortunately, this is not true as treatment philosophies vary among dental clinics. The following areas are where we stand out from the rest.


1. Minimal Intervention & Transparent Pricing


Our orthodontic treatment philosophy is minimal intervention. This means we only do what is in your best interests to achieve that healthy and confident smile. Our dental team will not recommend unnecessary treatments. For cases that are mild, our dentists sometimes advise against tooth extraction(s) before braces treatment.


2. Affordable Payment Plans & Student Packages


Financial ability should not come between you and a healthy, confident smile. For this reason, we provide interest-free installment plans and Student pricing. Contact us for details and eligibility.


3. Individual Care By A Team of Highly Trained Dentists & Staff


To provide continuity of orthodontic care, your dentist will follow through your braces journey to completion. This also ensures a high level of individual care is achieved. In addition, you will be supported by our highly trained staff team, who will be able to respond to your enquiries proficiently throughout your treatment duration.


4. Convenience & Availability


Monthly follow-up is an integral part of your braces journey to ensure smooth progress towards the final desired orthodontic result. That being said, your follow-ups should cause minimal disruptions to your daily schedule. Our convenient locations and extended working hours allow us to work around your schedule so that you can focus on what’s important and visit the clinic when you are ready.



Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) On Cost of Braces in Singapore


Why Are Braces Priced So High?


Braces are expensive due to the specialized materials, labor, and customization required for each patient, along with ongoing follow-up care and overhead expenses in orthodontic practices. 


Are There Any Hidden Costs When Getting Braces?


It is crucial to inquire about all possible expenses, such as the preliminary consultation, X-rays, routine adjustments, emergency appointments, and post-treatment retainers. Certain clinics may impose supplementary fees for these services.


Is it Hard to Maintain Braces?


Braces and wires have the potential to ensnare food remnants, complicating the task of brushing and flossing, which can result in the accumulation of plaque, unpleasant breath, and possibly tooth decay. Nevertheless, employing appropriate tools and methods enables you to uphold excellent oral hygiene throughout orthodontic treatment, ensuring the preservation of healthy and pristine teeth.


Is There A Cheaper Option Than Braces?


One cost-effective and alternative option to braces is retainers. Retainers often prove to be significantly more economical compared to braces or aligners. However, this option is primarily suitable for mild cases.


What Is The Best Age for Braces?


The best age for braces typically falls between 10 to 14 years old, as this is when most children have lost their baby teeth and their permanent teeth are coming in. However, braces can be effective at any age depending on individual orthodontic needs. It’s best to consult with an orthodontist to determine the most suitable timing for braces based on specific circumstances.


Is It Too Late To Wear Braces At 30s?


It’s not too late to wear braces in your 30s. While braces are often associated with teenagers, adults can also benefit from orthodontic treatment. Many adults successfully undergo orthodontic treatment in their 30s and beyond to achieve a straighter smile and improve oral health. Consultation with an orthodontist can determine the best approach based on individual needs and goals. At The Braces Practice, about 25% of our patients are above 30!


Are Braces Painful?


Getting braces may not initially cause pain, but it is normal to experience some discomfort. Many individuals may feel soreness or achiness in their jaw as their mouth adapts to the braces. Simple measures such as using mild over-the-counter painkillers or opting for home remedies like saltwater rinses can effectively help with this discomfort.


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