Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that deals with teeth alignment to correct malocclusions (improper bites) and also the modification of facial growth. While orthodontic treatment has traditionally been recommended for functional reasons (i.e. to improve a patient’s bite), it is increasingly used for aesthetic reasons to improve a person’s appearance.
Common problems corrected using orthodontic appliances (such as braces and Invisalign) include improperly aligned teeth, crowded or unevenly spaced teeth, protruding teeth, extra or missing teeth, misaligned jaws and bite problems.
Alignment problems could also have arisen through accidents (e.g. jaw fracture), prolonged thumb sucking or pacifier sucking in older children, missing teeth, premature or late loss of baby teeth, tumors in the mouth, dental disease or improperly fitted fillings, crowns or braces.
Orthodontists also work closely with other specialists such as oral & maxillofacial surgeons, prosthodontists, periodontists and paedodontists to ensure a comprehensive and seamless approach to your dental treatment.
OUR ORTHODONTICS TEAM
Dr Eugene Chan
Field : Orthodontics
Training : Singapore, Australia, Netherlands
Qualified Since : 1997
OUR DENTAL SURGEONS
Dr May Ling Eide
Field : Dental Surgeon with Postgraduate Training in Orthodontics
Training : UK
Qualified Since : 2006
Mount Elizabeth Orchard
3 Mount Elizabeth, #08-03/04/10
Gleneagles Medical Centre
6 Napier Road, #07-17
Mon - Fri: 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Sat: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Closed on Sundays/ Public Holidays
For urgent matters, please contact us directly at the emergency contact number on your dentist's card, or the Mount Elizabeth A&E department at (65) 6731-2218, or Gleneagles A&E department at (65) 6470-5700.