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Smilepoint Dental is a family oriented dental practice located at Chip Bee gardens, opposite Holland Village.

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Braces for students

Smilepoint offers student prices for braces to all full-time students of primary, secondary and tertiary institutions, including polytechnics & universities.


How do braces work?

Your teeth are cushioned by the tissue of your gums, AKA your Gingiva. Underneath your gums, you have a Periodontal Membrane, which shields the lower half of your teeth. As your teeth are bone, the two “prong-like” portions of your teeth are fittingly called the Alveolar Bones.

Braces work by constantly putting pressure on your teeth, slowly encouraging them to move into the correct position by putting pressure on the Periodontal Membrane. One side of this membrane will stretch out, allowing the teeth to move. The bars and bands will then push it from the other side — creating enough space for the teeth to safely shift. In fact, it’s the archwire that puts most of the pressure on your teeth, while many of the other parts (like the brackets) work to hold it in place



Braces Treatment Process



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Initial Assessment & Diagnostic Investigation

Upper and lower impressions for study models, two large x-rays (frontal and side view) and initial screening.


Discussion, Cleaning and
Check-up

We will advise you on your suitability for braces. If the patient is deemed unsuitable after the initial assessment, all the records will be returned to you.


Braces Placement

Upper and lower braces placement. If extractions are needed, we will arrange separately.


How Much Do Braces Cost?

$3,500

At Smilepoint Dental Centre, we provide easy payment options through the following:




Initial Payment$950

Includes placement of separators, molar bands, brackets, wires and modules

 

Subsequent Payments$170 per visit

The package includes only orthodontics treatment, from the placement of the fixed braces to the removal of the fixed braces and all consultations in between.

Excluded treatments:

    • Initial assessment/diagnostic investigation – $195

Inclusive of upper and lower impressions for study models, two large x-rays (frontal and side view) and initial screening. If the patient is deemed unsuitable for braces after the initial assessment, the records will be returned to you.

    • Extractions; if necessary
    • Routine dental treatment (scaling and polishing, fillings); if needed

The student braces rate is applicable to all full-time students of local public and private institutions (International Schools currently not included).


Are these prices affordable?

Believe it or not, it is possible to find affordable braces in Singapore, especially with our student braces rate.
Here are some of the prices that are offered by other public institutions.


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$4,600-$5,000$3,600-$4,200$3,221-$4,462

These fees exclude all initial consultations and diagnostic investigation fees.


FAQs

  • How long do I need to wear braces?
  • Is it true that braces treatment causes a lot of pain?
  • Can I just do the upper or lower jaw only?
  • What do I need need to do when I wear braces?
  • After braces, do I have to wear retainers?
  • How often do I need to visit the dentist during my braces treatment?
  • Are there other options apart from traditional metal braces?
How long do I need to wear braces?

The time frame varies for everyone. Generally, it takes about 1.5 to 2.5 years to complete the treatment but it depends on the type of orthodontic system you choose, complexity of the case, age, patient’s compliance and how fast the teeth move.

Is it true that braces treatment causes a lot of pain?

Doing braces is not very painful but some discomfort should be expected during the initial treatment phase. This is because the gums need to get used to the extra bulk of the brackets on each teeth. There may also be some rubbing and abrasions against the inner-cheek. You can use an ulcer cream or place wax on the brackets to help with this.  Subsequently, during the braces adjustments, patients may also experience some tightness but it should not be very painful.

Can I just do the upper or lower jaw only?

This depends on how the upper and lower teeth bite together, the location of teeth crowding and the position & direction of the teeth to be moved. Most people need braces in both upper and lower jaws to achieve a good bite and well aligned teeth.

What do I need need to do when I wear braces?

Maintain excellent oral hygiene Brushing and flossing may appear quite difficult initially but you will get accustomed to this. You have to brush your teeth at least twice a day, floss daily and use an interdental brush. It is very important to have good oral hygiene as you don’t want to end up with decayed but straight teeth at the end of your orthodontic treatment! You will also need to have regular cleaning and polishing at the dentist. – Avoid certain food Sticky or hard food can cause the bracket to drop off, loosen or break. They may also bend the wires and bands which, causes additional stress on the braces. This also lengthens your treatment time.

After braces, do I have to wear retainers?

Yes, definitely! Retainers are very important because they help to preserve and stabilize the new smile you received from the completed orthodontic treatment. Wearing your retainers help to limit the movement of teeth to their original position before the treatment (which is the last thing you want to see!). Wear your retainers indefinitely as long as you want a beautiful smile with a set of straight teeth!

How often do I need to visit the dentist during my braces treatment?

An appointment will be scheduled every 4-6 weeks with your dentist to ensure that your treatment is going well.

Are there other options apart from traditional metal braces?

Alternatives include ceramic braces, Invisalign, lingual braces etc. However, Not all options may be available for everybody as it depends on the severity of your case. For more information, it is highly recommended for you to book a consultation with with us to enquire more


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WORKING HOURS


Monday
8:30AM-6:30PM
Tuesday
8:30AM -6:30PM
Wednesday
8:30AM-6:30PM
Thursday
8:30AM-6:30PM
Friday
8:30AM-6:30PM
Saturday
9:00AM-6:00PM
Sunday
Closed

CONTACT DETAILS


43 Jalan Merah Saga #01-64
Singapore 278115


64751028


Directions to Smilepoint Dental

  • National University of Singapore (NUS)
National University of Singapore (NUS)

By Train:
Estimated travelling time: 10min

  • Board the train from Kent Ridge MRT Station and alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located at the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 7 min

  • Follow Lower Kent Ridge Road to South Buona Vista Road.
  • Take North Buona Vista Road to Holland Ave.
  • Continue on Holland Ave and drive to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Singapore Polytechnic (SP)
Singapore Polytechnic (SP)

By Train:
Estimated travelling time: 9 min

  • Take the East-West Line at Dover MRT Station and transfer to the Circle line at Buona Vista MRT Station.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located at the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 5 min

  • Head northeast on Dover Ave towards Commonwealth Ave.
  • Turn right at the 1st cross street onto Commonwealth Ave.
  • Turn left onto Holland Ave, turn right onto Taman Warna.
  • Turn left onto Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic (NP)

By Bus:
Estimated travelling time: 25 min

  • Walk towards the bus stop opposite Ngee Ann Polytechnic.
  • Board bus 61 and alight at Holland Village Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located on the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 7 min

  • Head east towards Clementi Road.
  • Continue on Clementi Road to Holland Avenue.
  • Continue on Holland Ave and drive to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)
Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD)

By Bus/Train:
Estimated travelling time: 1h 12min

  • Walk towards the bus stop opposite Tropicana Condo and take 24 to Tanah Merah Station.
  • Take the East-West Line and transfer over to the Circle Line at Paya Lebar MRT Station.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station. Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located on the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 25min

  • Take the PIE. Follow PIE to Adam Road.
  • Take Exit 20A from the PIE. Continue on Adam Road.
  • Take Farrer Flyover, Farrer Road and Holland Road to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)
Nanyang Polytechnic (NYP)

By Train:
Estimated travelling time: 27 min

  • Take the North-South MRT Line at Yio Chu Kang MRT Station and transfer over to the Circle line at Bishan MRT.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located at the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 18 min

  • Head northwest on Ang Mo Kio Ave 9 towards Ang Mo Kio Street 63.
  • Continue on Ang Mo Kio Avenue 6.
  • Take Marymount Road, Lornie Rd, Farrer Flyover and Farrer Rd to Holland Ave.
  • Continue driving on Holland Avenue to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Republic Polytechnic (RP)
Republic Polytechnic (RP)

By Train:
Estimated travelling time: 1h 10min

  • Take the North-South Line from Woodlands MRT Station and transfer over to the Circle Line at Bishan MRT Station.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located at the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 20 min

  • Take the SLE from Woodlands Ave 2.
  • Take the BKE to Eng Neo Ave and make an exit at “Exit 22” from PIE.
  • Follow Eng Neo Ave, Sixth Ave, and Holland Road to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Nanyang Technological University (NTU)
Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

By Bus/Train:
Estimated travelling time: 50min

  •  Walk over to Hall 4, and board the bus 179 to Boon Lay Interchange.
  • Take the East-West Line at Boon Lay MRT Station and transfer over to the Circle line in Buona Vista MRT Station.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located on the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 22min

  • Drive on to PIE. Continue on PIE to Clementi Ave 6.
  • Take exit 27 from PIE. Continue on Clementi Ave 6.
  • Go to Clementi Ave 5, Ulu Pandan Road and Holland Road to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Singapore Management University (SMU)
Singapore Management University (SMU)

By Train:
Estimated travelling time: 38min

  • Take the East-West Line from City Hall MRT Station and transfer over to the Circle line at Buona Vista MRT Station.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up. Smilepoint Dental Centre is located on the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 16min

  • Head northeast on Victoria Street toward Bain Street.
  • Continue on Middle Road to Bukit Timah Road.
  • Drive along Farrer Road. Take the exit toward Holland Road from Farrer Road.
  • Take Holland Road to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)
Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT)

By Train:
Estimated travelling time: 15min

  •  Walk towards One-North MRT Station.
  • Take the Circle Line and alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located on the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 6min

  • Head southeast on Dover Road.
  • Turn Right onto Dover Road and make a left turn onto North Buona Vista Road.
  • Turn right onto Commonwealth Ave and make a left turn to Holland Avenue.
  • Turn right onto Taman Warna and turn left to Jalan Merah Saga.
  • ITE College West
ITE College West

By Bus/Train:
Estimated travelling time: 54min

  • Walk towards Bukit Batok Fire Station.
  • Board 180 and alight at Chinese garden Station.
  • Take the East-West Line and transfer over to the Circle line in Buona Vista MRT Station.
  • Alight at Holland Village MRT Station.
  • Walk towards “Exit A” and take the escalator up.
  • Smilepoint Dental Centre is located on the left side of the train station.

By Car/Taxi:
Estimated travelling time: 19min

  • Take Upper Bukit Timah Road and Clementi Road to Ulu Pandan Road.
  • Follow Ulu Pandan Road and Holland Road to Jalan Merah Saga.

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