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Braces

Transform your smile with braces treatment in Singapore.

What Are Braces?

Braces are an effective orthodontic solution with metal brackets, wires, and modules. In addition to improving oral health, they also function as a cosmetic dentistry procedure by correcting issues such as crooked teeth and improving oral health.

At i.Dental, braces treatments begin at $4,033, varying with case complexity.

A Detailed Braces Treatment Process at i.Dental

  • Initial Consultation

    A comprehensive dental health evaluation is conducted – capturing 3D intraoral iTero scans, 4 X-ray images, and performing an oral exam. Based on these diagnostics, our dentists will craft your personalised treatment plan.

  • 2nd Consultation

    Our dentists will discuss your dental condition and the diagnostic findings with you, presenting a treatment plan complete with a before-and-after teeth simulation.

  • Begin Your Braces Treatment

    When you’re ready to start, our dentists will fit your braces. You’ll receive guidance on oral hygiene and dietary recommendations to ensure the best outcome for your treatment.

  • Follow-up Appointments

    Scheduled every 4 weeks, these appointments allow our dentists to check your treatment’s progress and make any needed adjustments to your braces.

  • Completion of Braces Treatment

    Upon completion, we’ll remove your braces and supply a set of retainers. Wearing these retainers as directed is crucial for preserving your smile.

    i.Dental provides 4 types of retainers – Vivera, Hawley, clear, and permanent retainers, with our dentists recommending the best type for you.

How Much Do Braces Cost in Singapore?

Braces treatment begins at $4,033, varying with your case’s complexity.

A fee of $239.80 (includes GST) will be charged for the initial consultation package where we will collect diagnostic records for an in-depth assessment of your teeth condition.

The consultation package includes:

  • Consultations
  • Diagnostics records (4 X-rays, iTero scans, study models, and photos)

1st Generation

  • Traditional Metal Braces

    $4,033 - $4,796

    1st downpayment
    (Upon approval of dental treatment plan)
    $872
    Monthly instalment
    Varies according to balance after downpayment and treatment duration
  • Traditional Ceramic Braces

    $5,014 - $5,668

    1st downpayment
    (Upon approval of dental treatment plan)
    $872
    Monthly instalment
    Varies according to balance after downpayment and treatment duration

2nd Generation

  • Self-Ligating Metal Braces

    $5,559 - $6,213

    1st downpayment
    (Upon approval of dental treatment plan)
    $1,090
    Monthly instalment
    Varies according to balance after downpayment and treatment duration
  • Self-Ligating Ceramic Braces

    $6,104 - $6,758

    1st downpayment
    (Upon approval of dental treatment plan)
    $1,090
    Monthly instalment
    Varies according to balance after downpayment and treatment duration

Braces Plan for Students and NSF

Traditional Metal Braces (1st Generation)

Price:

$3,924

(Includes 9% GST)

Consultation Package with diagnostic records
Included
1st downpayment
(Upon approval of dental treatment plan)
$436
2nd downpayment
(Upon approval of dental treatment plan)
$436
Monthly instalment
Varies according to balance amount after downpayment and treatment duration

Our Students and NSF plan for traditional metal braces is priced at $3,924 (includes 9% GST). This plan is inclusive of:

  • All consultations
  • Diagnostics records (4 X-rays, iTero scans, study models and photos)

Our dentists will be alongside you throughout your teeth straightening journey.
For the Students and NSF plan to be valid, you must either be a

  • local or foreign student 25 years old and below, with a valid student pass or
  • a NSF with 11B.

A Students and NSF plan is also available for self-ligating braces. Please contact us to find out more.

*Prices above do not include other services such as scaling and polishing, extractions, retainers and/or fillings if required.

Financing Your Braces Treatment in Singapore

Instalment Plans

At i.Dental, we offer both in-house and credit card instalment options for those preferring a spread-out payment method.

If you are visiting our dedicated i.Dental Invisalign Clinic, please be informed that we only accept OCBC credit card financing. The rest of our clinics are open to both UOB and OCBC credit card financing.

Subsidies

Kindly note that braces treatments are not eligible for dental subsidies. However, you can consider our instalment options (terms and conditions apply).

MediSave

While MediSave does offer coverage for certain dental treatments, cosmetic procedures such as braces are not covered. To find out more, visit our MediSave for dental treatments page.

What Types of Teeth Alignment Problems Can Braces Fix?

Braces are effective for various dental issues. For a detailed assessment of how braces can address your specific needs, schedule a consultation with our clinic.

  • Spacing

    Spacing is when there’s extra space between two or more teeth, potentially leading to speech issues and trapped food.

  • Excessive Overjet

    This condition involves the upper front teeth extending too far over the lower teeth horizontally, and should not be confused with an overbite, where the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth vertically.

  • Underbite (Reverse Overjet)

    An underbite is a condition where your lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth. In severe cases, you may encounter challenges when speaking or difficulties biting and chewing food.

  • Crowding

    Crowding occurs when your teeth are unable to fit normally due to insufficient room in your jaw. Your teeth can get pushed to the front or back, bunch up, overlap or twist.

  • Crossbite

    A crossbite occurs when some upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth, potentially leading to uneven wear and chipping.

  • Open Bite

    An open bite is when there is a gap between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed, potentially impacting appearance and speech.

Types of Braces in Singapore

At i.Dental, we offer an extensive range of dental braces options in Singapore.

Type of Braces
Appearance
Cost
Treatment Time*
Traditional Metal BracesConventional type with metal brackets, elastic modules, and arch wire, visible and commonly used.
$4,033 - $4,796
18-36 months, depending on the complexity of the patient’s case.
Traditional Ceramic BracesCeramic version of traditional braces, tooth-coloured for less visibility.
$5,014 - $5,668
18-36 months, depending on the complexity of the patient’s case.
Self-litigating Metal BracesFeatures 'sliding doors' to hold wires, eliminating friction and minimising tension on wires.
$5,559 - $6,123
12-24 months, depending on the complexity of the patient’s case.
Self-litigating Ceramic BracesUtilises second-generation technology with ceramic brackets for a discreet appearance.
$6,104 - $6,758
18-36 months, depending on the complexity of the patient’s case.
Invisible Braces (Invisalign)Clear plastic aligners, completely discreet and removable for ease of cleaning and no dietary restrictions.
$4,360 – $9,265
Approximately 1.5 to 2 years

At i.Dental, Invisalign is our preferred choice for invisible braces.

Why Do Braces At i.Dental?

Dedicated Dental Professionals

Having provided dental treatments for over 30 years, the i.Dental team combines knowledge with a genuine passion for individualised care. At your first consultation, our dentists will guide you through suitable treatment options tailored to your condition and address any concerns or questions about the treatment journey.

Convenient Locations

i.Dental has a total of 4 clinics located conveniently across the island in Tanjong Pagar, Ubi and Yishun, including an Invisalign Dedicated Clinic at Tanjong Pagar.

FAQs Before Starting Braces Treatment

FAQs

Invisalign and braces are both designed to correct misaligned teeth, but they have distinct differences:

  • Appearance: With Invisalign, your aligners are virtually invisible. On the other hand, braces allow you to showcase your personality and style through coloured bands.
  • Cost: Invisalign is typically more expensive compared to traditional braces, but both serve as effective solutions for teeth misalignment.
  • Comfort: Invisalign offers a more comfortable treatment option compared to braces as wires and brackets can cause abrasion and soreness in the mouth.
  • Oral hygiene: Invisalign aligners can be removed, making brushing and flossing easy and convenient. With braces, extra care is needed to clean around the brackets and wires.
  • Dietary restrictions: To avoid damaging your braces, dietary restrictions are usually imposed during the treatment duration. In contrast, with Invisalign, you can eat comfortably without any limitations upon removing your aligners.
  • Follow-up visits: Braces require more frequent follow-up visits to the dentists as compared to Invisalign.

You can schedule a consultation with our dentists to learn more about each type of treatment. Alternatively, read our comprehensive article on Invisalign vs braces for a clearer understanding of the differences between them.

It is best to first schedule an appointment with a dentist and conduct a thorough examination of your child’s dental condition. Based on their needs and lifestyle, the dentist will recommend either braces for children or Invisalign First.

Fixed orthodontic treatment usually requires you to wear braces for 12 to 24 months depending on the complexity of the case.

Your dentist will evaluate your condition and provide you with an estimated treatment time.

FAQs After Braces Treatment

FAQs

An appointment will be scheduled with your dentist every 4 to 8 weeks to have your braces adjusted.

It is extremely important that you meet your dentist on your scheduled appointment dates in order to complete your treatment within the estimated time frame.

We recommend brushing your teeth a minimum of 3 times daily – after each meal and once more before bedtime.

Maintaining good oral hygiene during braces treatment is crucial as it can influence the overall outcome of your dental braces treatment.

At the start of the treatment and after every subsequent appointment, you will experience dull aching in your teeth.

The metal brackets may also cause irritation of gums and lips resulting in ulcers. However, this could be remedied by placing clear wax over the metal brackets.

Lisping may be a problem at first but with time, you will quickly adapt to your braces and speak clearly again.

For fixed braces, it is advised to wear a special mouthguard during contact sports.

Fixed braces may affect your ability to play wind instruments. However, with some practice, you should be able to get used to playing them.

Eating some types of food can damage or even break your braces. For the first few days of your braces treatment, it is advisable that you keep to soft food or food that are cut into small pieces.

With fixed braces, you should avoid these food and drinks:

  • Sticky, chewy and sugary food – These can stick to your braces and are very difficult to remove.
  • Hard food – Hard food such as whole apples, carrots, French bread and crusty rolls can break the wires and brackets of your braces.
  • Fizzy drinks and natural fruit juices – There is a high chance that these drinks may cause tooth decay and erosion as they are often high in sugar and/or rather acidic. To minimise the staining of your brackets, use a straw to consume them.

There are 2 main types of retainers: fixed (or permanent) retainers and removable retainers. Each has its benefits, the choice of retainers will depend on your lifestyle and preferences, and your dentist’s recommendation.

  • Removable retainers: You can easily take them out during mealtimes and when brushing.
  • Permanent retainers: They are hidden behind your teeth and are not easily noticeable. They will not affect your speech, and you will not have to worry about misplacing or damaging them.

If you lose or damage your braces, you should contact our clinic immediately. Waiting until your next routine appointment may affect your treatment progress.

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