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13 Mar 2018

How are fixed braces adjusted?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on March 13, 2018

You have probably heard of braces being ‘tightened’ and wondering what that may mean.Your braces adjustment appointments will normally be scheduled every 4-6 weeks. Some braces systems like the Damon braces system allow these appointments to be 8-10 weeks. It is vital that your orthodontic treatment is regularly reviewe...

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1 Apr 2014

When can a person start getting braces?

Written by Dr. Chaw Su Kyi on April 1, 2014

How young is too young to get braces?

When the new adult teeth are erupting in some children, these new teeth can erupt in the wrong position and can cause problems to the neighboring teeth. In a number of these cases, we provide orthodontic treatment to patients as young as eight years old to correct the ‘bite’. We often use a removable brace, but in some cases...

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