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Seeking Good and Inexpensive Dental Services

Postby Non-Perfect Perfectionist » Sun, 24 Jul 2011 8:08 pm

Looking to get BRACES done.

Can someone please recommend me to a good and inexpensive dental clinic?
(could be in Singapore or Jb, preferably in Singapore cos I don't drive)

Would really appreciate! :D

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Postby boffenl » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 1:33 pm

Try NUH or SingHealth dental clinics--best prices in town. :)

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Postby Non-Perfect Perfectionist » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 9:15 pm

boffenl wrote:Try NUH or SingHealth dental clinics--best prices in town. :)



Hi Hi boffenl~ First of all, thank you for responding to my post~ :) :)

The personnel from SingHealth Dental actually suggested me to go elsewhere when I called them up, as they are fully booked all the way till end of next year!! :shock: :shock:
He said it's very hard to get an appointment there and the prices have gone up. Singhealth's no longer 100% "public". :?

It's after hearing that suggestion and information that I started this post. :roll:

I will try call up NUH and find out more. Thank you once again!! :D

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 10:41 pm

As someone who wore braces for four years*, what you need, specifically, is an orthodontist. And don't just settle for cheap; shop around for prices and reputation. Do some research to familiarize yourself with the procedures so you'd know if you're just being taken for a fool and being made to pay for things you don't need or want. Bad orthodontic treatment CAN make things worse and not just in terms of appearances.

* I needed TMJ treatment, lest my jaw fall off.

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Postby Non-Perfect Perfectionist » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:44 pm

nakatago wrote:As someone who wore braces for four years*, what you need, specifically, is an orthodontist. And don't just settle for cheap; shop around for prices and reputation. Do some research to familiarize yourself with the procedures so you'd know if you're just being taken for a fool and being made to pay for things you don't need or want. Bad orthodontic treatment CAN make things worse and not just in terms of appearances.

* I needed TMJ treatment, lest my jaw fall off.


Hi Nakatago,

Thank you for advise. Could you please share more of your experiences on braces? And what is TMJ?

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Postby nakatago » Fri, 29 Jul 2011 11:52 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporomandibular_joint_disorder

Lots of people have different experiences and lots of new technologies have come to use. I had mine in my home country and from what I understand, they do certain things quite differently here so you may have to more research. Your treatment will also depend on your individual facial/bone/teeth structure.

Several things that you should note:

* if the orthodontist tells you that you need some teeth extracted, it will have to be your wisdom teeth or your most extreme molars. if he/she tells you it's the other teeth for reasons other than your immediate health, find another orthodontist.

* always ask for options/explanations. if he/she can't explain things to you or just wants you to "just accept things as they are," find another orthodontist.

* Research, research, research!

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Postby Non-Perfect Perfectionist » Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:17 am

nakatago wrote:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Temporomandibular_joint_disorder
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* if the orthodontist tells you that you need some teeth extracted, it will have to be your wisdom teeth or your most extreme molars. if he/she tells you it's the other teeth for reasons other than your immediate health, find another orthodontist.

* always ask for options/explanations. if he/she can't explain things to you or just wants you to "just accept things as they are," find another orthodontist.

* Research, research, research!


Yes Nakatago san~ Research! Reseach! Research! :D

That's also why I started this post before I blindly accepted any dental. :)

I'd keep in mind the points you've stated when i make my visits to gather opinions. :)

Once again, thank you for sharing! :D


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