​Interceptive Braces Treatment in Children Doctor Q&A

Interceptive braces can be used as a form of treatment to correct dental problems in children as young as eight years old. Some conditions that will benefit from interceptive braces treatment include jaw growth disharmony and poor bite. Early braces treatment in children can also help to eradicate bad habits like thumb or digit sucking, and facilitate the eruption of permanent teeth that may be stuck in the jaw (alveolar) bone.

There are three types of braces available for children in Singapore – fixed appliance or regular braces, growth modification and removable appliances. The type that is used will depend on the individual’s diagnosis upon consultation with the dentist or orthodontist (braces specialist).

Dr Song Yi Lin, Associate Consultant at the Department of Orthodontics, National Dental Centre of Singapore (NDCS), a member of the SingHealth group, is here to answer your questions on braces for children in our "Ask the Specialist" forum.


Update: This Ask the Specialist forum has closed. Thank you for your interest and participation.


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Dr Song Yi Lin

Dr Song Yi Lin is an Associate Consultant in the Department of Orthodontics at the National Dental Centre of Singapore. She graduated with a Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is experienced in using different types of braces, and growth modification appliances for patients with jaw abnormality. Active on both the research and education front, Dr Song is a Research Supervisor for the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme and Clinical Teacher at the Faculty of Dentistry, NUS.

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