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What are Braces?  
 

What are Braces?

Dental braces are orthodontic devices used to rearrange teeth alignment to straighten teeth and improve overall oral health. Dental braces are recommended for people having crooked or crowded teeth.
 
 
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Why get Braces?  
 

Why get Braces?

Dental braces are important to help putting the teeth into a better position for easier cleaning and better chewing experience. In most cases of crooked teeth, a misaligned bite invites orthodontic problems like excess wear and tear on the teeth, difficult bite, misaligned jaw, food stuck between teeth and gums, and unpleasant smile.
 
 
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Why get Braces?  
 

Benefits of Braces

Prevent dental problems and tooth diseases due to teeth decay
Improve bites for better chewing experience
Correct speech defects due to poor teeth alignment
Correct malposition teeth before restorative works like Veneers/Crowns, Bridges & Implants for better treatment results
Transform smile and enhance appearance
 
 
 

When to Start Braces?

Traditionally, dentists recommend braces treatment for teens between 12 to 14 years old. In actual fact, there is no age limit for braces treatment. At Lou Dental Centre, our practice profile comprises mainly of adults, and we are well-versed with treating complicated teeth for adults that involves other disciplines of dentistry like restorative, restorative and implant works.
 

Different Type of Bite Problems

Dental braces can help to correct a variety of bite problems such as crossbite, underbite, open bite, deep bite and etc. Learn more about each type of the bite problems below and the possible consequences if left untreated.
   
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Crossbites
 
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Underbite

Crossbites

Upper teeth fit inside the lower teeth, can be caused by misalignment of teeth or bone and can affect a single tooth or group of teeth.
 
Anterior Crossbite:
The upper teeth are behind the bottom teeth
 
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Posterior Crossbite:
The upper back teeth are biting to the inside of lower teeth
 
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Possible consequences if left untreated:
Shifting of jaws to one side, misaligned jaw growth, wearing down of outer layer of the tooth (enamel).

Underbite

Lower teeth sit in front of the upper teeth, caused by misalignment of teeth or bone. 
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Unpleasant facial appearance, excess wear on teeth, stress on jaw joints.
 
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Open Bites
 
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Deep Bite

Open Bites

Anterior Open Bite: The upper and lower front teeth do not meet when back teeth are together.
Posterior Open Bite: The front teeth meet, but the back teeth do not.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Excessive sucking, tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, swallowing problems, possible speech problems.

Deep Bite

When the bite is closed, the upper front teeth cover the bottom teeth too much.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Upper teeth bite into lower gums, lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth, gum disease, early enamel wear.
 
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Crowding
 
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Spacing

Crowding

Teeth become overlapped, rotated or take on a crooked/staggered appearance, due to insufficient space for the teeth to erupt properly from the gum. This may be caused by big teeth or small jawbone or both.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Difficult to clean, easy to get tooth decay & gum disease.

Spacing

Too much space between teeth due to missing tooth, undersized tooth, oversized jaws or a combination of these conditions.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Food get stuck in open areas, possible cavities, gum disease, possible speech problems, unattractive appearance.
 
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Protrusion
 
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Bidental Protrusion

Protrusion

Upper front teeth stick out. Teeth may appear protrusive because the upper jaw is too far forward, the lower jaw is too far back, the teeth grew at an angle, or a combination of these conditions.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Potential teeth damage due to accidental breaking, speech problems, dried out oral tissues, unpleasant appearance.

Bidental Protrusion

Both the upper & lower front teeth stick out. May be caused by genetic or environmental factors like mouth breathing, tongue and lip habits and large tongue. Advanced gum disease may also result in a forward movement of the front teeth.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
Bidental protrusion makes the closing of lips more difficult and results in unpleasant smile & facial profile. Gum disease will lead to loss of the teeth.
 
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Abnormal Development
   

Abnormal Development of Teeth

Teeth may be abnormally formed, and their shape is different from the normal ones. The most common malformed tooth is the upper lateral incisors (the smaller upper front teeth) which become much smaller in size than normal (Peg shaped).

Sometimes teeth may develop in an abnormal position and get stuck inside the jawbone or come out at the wrong position.
 
Possible consequences if left untreated:
The abnormal tooth shape can cause poor bite and cause an unpleasant smile.  However abnormal positioning of the tooth may cause damage to the adjacent teeth, non-eruption and unpleasant smile.
 

Type of Braces

 
1
Traditional Metal braces
 
 
Metal braces are a common and affordable type of braces. Although it is visually visible, it remains extremely effective in adjusting the bite and look. Usually, the wire is tied to the brackets with elastic tie (available in different colours) or stainless-steel wire.
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2
Digitally designed braces – Insignia™
 
 
Insignia™ is a customised precision appliance where the brackets & wires are designed specifically for the patient’s treatment requirements and efficient tooth movements.

The treatment time for Insignia™ is often shorter, while the cost is much higher than others.
3
Self-ligating Braces (Damon™ Braces & Empower2™ Braces)
 
 
These are the latest generation of braces. We mainly use this type of braces at Lou Dental Centre. They are available in both Metal & Clear types.

Empower2™ braces have a patented clip door to keep the wire in place whereas Damon™ braces have a slide door mechanism.

Self-ligating braces have less friction between the wire & brackets and require lesser force to move teeth. Thus, the treatment is less painful when compared to traditional braces. The treatment time may be shorter and oral hygiene is better because there is no elastic tie.
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4
Traditional Ceramic braces
 
 
Ceramic braces are made from tooth-coloured material that looks less obvious when it is worn (compared to metal braces).

Traditional ceramic braces usually use stainless-steel wire (wires also available in tooth-coloured but they are generally less efficient & expensive).

In deep bite cases, ceramic braces could potentially cause more wear to the surface of opposing teeth. The cost of Ceramic braces is higher than Metal braces.
 
 
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Invisible Braces (Invisalign)  

Invisible Braces (Invisalign)

Invisalign is a clear, transparent form of dental braces (also called clear aligners) used to adjust the teeth alignment. Invisalign treatment is a comfortable and virtually invisible alternative to braces.

Invisalign can treat a range of orthodontic conditions including crooked teeth, poor bite due to misaligned upper and lower teeth, crowded teeth, etc. It has been treated by 8 million people worldwide.
Learn more about Invisalign >>
 
 
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Modern Treatment (Invisalign)  

Modern Treatment (Invisalign)

The treatment uses modern dental technology – the iTero Element® scanner to take a fast and precise 3D digital scan of the teeth and map out a custom treatment plan for patients. The treatment typically takes 3 months to 2 years depending on the teeth condition.

Lou Dental Centre is the prestigious Invisalign Platinum Provider Award winner for 5 consecutive years. We are well-trained with solid experience treating both teens and adults. Contact us today to find out more!
 
 

Process of iTero Intral-oral

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Why choose Lou Dental for Braces/ Invisalign?

 
30+ years of experience in orthodontic treatment
Precise fitting of the braces for effective result
Minimal adjustment needed
Comfortable experience
 
 

Braces Treatment Process

 
  • Initial consultation and assessment
  • Impressions and X-rays
  • Installation of braces
  • Regular reviews for adjustments of braces
  • Removal of braces
  • Retainers
 

You deserve a healthy smile that is natural, confident and beautiful!

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