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24 Oct 2017

Early orthodontic treatment

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on October 24, 2017

Is it there any benefit of having brace treatment even though my child still has baby teeth? We are often asked to carry out an orthodontic consultation for children under the age of ten to assess the development of their teeth. The average age for an orthodontic consultation is around eleven years. Children usually start gai...


19 Feb 2015

What Does It Mean To Tighten Braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on February 19, 2015

How Are Braces Adjusted?

You have probably heard of the braces being tightened and wondering what that means. The adjustment appointments are normally every 4-6 weeks. Some brace systems allow these appointments to be 8-10 weeks. It is vital that your treatment is regularly reviewed and monitored by your orthodontist. Your orthodontist will advise yo...


4 Sep 2014

What is a retainer used for?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on September 4, 2014

Why do I have to wear a retainer after removing my braces?

This is the most important stage of treatment. The active brace treatment will result in your great smile but only the retainer will ensure it is always a great smile. The teeth need time to adjust in their new positions and with any process in the body – it takes time for the tissues to adapt and re-organise. The fibres w...


28 Mar 2012

Is my 9-year-old daughter too young to get braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 28, 2012

My daughter is 9 and she had a very large overbite, which impedes her speech. Is she too young to get braces?

There are certain types of removable braces which can be fitted at an earlier age to start correcting an overbite. Each case must be individually assessed and I would recommend that you arrange an orthodontic consultation with an orthodontic specialist for your daughter, to allow an orthodontic assessment to be carried out. ...


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