Braces for Students

Full time students ( including those at tertiary institutions- polytechnics and universities)
receive student rates on braces from Smilepoint Dental Centre.

Braces for Students

Straight teeth are not only aesthetically pleasing, but they can also lead to a number of health benefits. Properly aligned teeth make it easier to brush and floss, which can help to prevent cavities and gum disease. Additionally, straight teeth can help to improve speech and reduce the risk of sleep apnea.

There are many different types of braces available, so you can choose the one that is best for your individual needs.

How do braces work?

Braces work by applying constant pressure to teeth, which slowly encourages them to move into the correct position. This pressure is applied by the archwire, which is a thin, metal wire that is threaded through brackets that are bonded to the teeth. The archwire is held in place by elastic bands or ties.

The process of moving teeth with braces can take several months to several years, depending on the severity of the misalignment. With proper care and attention, braces can be an effective way to straighten teeth and improve your smile.

 

Book a Consultation

Schedule an appointment with our experienced dentist to discuss braces treatment options and fees.

Consultation Fee

$45

Book Now

Student Braces Cost & Options

Student Braces Cost

We pledge to provide our patients with the best care and value for money.

Full Payment

$3950(w/o GST)

  • The package includes only orthodontic treatment, from the placement of the fixed braces to the removal of the fixed braces, including all consultations in between.
  • Off peak timing applies ( 8.30 am to 3.30 pm weekdays )

Flexible Payment Scheme

At Smilepoint Dental Centre, we offer convenient payment options. Our patients who prefer to pay in installments can do so.

Initial Payment

$950(w/o GST)

includes placement of separators, molar bands, brackets, wires and modules

Subsequent Payments

$200

Per Visit(w/o GST)

15 Visits 

Student Braces Package Treatment Flow

Excluded treatments:

  • Initial assessment/diagnostic investigation – $195
    • This includes upper and lower impressions for study models, two large x-rays (frontal and side view), and initial screening.
    • If the patient does not want to proceed with braces, all the records will be returned to them.
  • Share diagnosis and address concerns, plan treatment – $45
  • Extractions, if needed
  • Dental treatments (scaling and polishing, fillings)

The student braces rate is applicable to all full-time students of local public and private institutions.

Are These Prices Affordable?

Here are some of the prices that are offered by other public institutions.

*Last update in 2018

CGH

$4,600 – 5,000

KTPH

$3,600 – 4,200

NDCS

$3,221 – 4,462

These fees exclude all initial consultations and diagnostic investigation fees.

Why Choose Us?

Convenient location

We are conveniently located just a short walk away from Holland Village MRT (Exit A). Smilepoint Dental is also located near all major educational institutions such as Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and the National University of Singapore.

Full-Service Dental Clinic

Smilepoint Dental Centre is a full-service dental clinic that offers dental treatments to students at student rates. We also have an in-house oral surgeon and periodontist to cater to your needs.

Benefits & Side Effects

The benefits of wearing student braces

Here are the benefits of wearing student braces:

  • It addresses the issues of various dental alignments, such as crowded teeth, open bite, crossbite, overbite, underbite, spaced teeth, and crooked teeth.
  • As a result, the individual with braces has a more confident personality. This provides the opportunity to smile with confidence.
  • Teeth that do not fit together properly can make it difficult to chew food properly. Braces can help to correct this problem.
  • At the end of the treatment period, you can look forward to a better smile and appearance.

The temporary inconveniences of student braces 

Wearing braces is a temporary inconvenience that can lead to a lifetime of improved oral health and a more confident smile.

Here are the downsides of wearing student braces:

  • Discomfort: Braces can be uncomfortable at first, especially when they are first put on. You may experience some pain, soreness, and sensitivity. This is usually temporary and will go away after a few days.
  • Eating restrictions: There are some foods that you will need to avoid while you have braces. These foods can damage the braces or make it difficult to clean your teeth. Some examples of foods to avoid include hard, sticky, and chewy foods.
  • Difficulty cleaning your teeth: It is important to brush your teeth thoroughly twice a day when you have braces. However, it can be more difficult to brush your teeth with braces. Be sure to use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. You may also want to use an interdental brush or water flosser to clean between your teeth.

 

Aftercare

Braces require special tooth care

Teeth Brushing

Dentists recommend brushing your teeth twice a day. However, people with braces should brush their teeth after every meal to remove plaque and food particles that can build up around the braces.

To brush your teeth with braces, use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Place the toothbrush at a 45-degree angle and gently brush along the gum line. Be sure to brush the inside, outside, and chewing surfaces of each tooth. Pay extra attention to any hooked braces, as these areas are more likely to collect plaque.

Rinse your mouth thoroughly after brushing. If you are not able to brush after every meal, carry a toothbrush and toothpaste with you so that you can brush as soon as possible.

 
Choosing Toothbrushes

Any soft-bristled toothbrush will work for people with braces. However, an electric toothbrush with a circular oscillating head may be more effective at removing plaque.

It is important to use fluoride toothpaste when you have braces. Fluoride strengthens the enamel of your teeth and helps to prevent plaque. If you have sensitive teeth or gums, you may want to use a desensitizing toothpaste.

 
Use mouthwash
Use a fluoride mouthwash for one minute after brushing your teeth at night to help prevent cavities. Mouthwash after meals is unnecessary.
 
Flossing
Floss daily to remove food particles and plaque from between your teeth and braces. Use gentle pressure when flossing.
 
Easy with the Right Food

Avoid hard, sticky, and chewy foods that can damage your braces. These foods include caramels, popcorn, nuts, and hard candy.

To protect your braces, cut apples and carrots into bite-sized pieces. These foods can be eaten without damaging your braces.

Be patient

It takes time for braces to work. Don’t get discouraged if you don’t see results immediately.

Braces/Invisalign Singapore Cost

Invisalign for students

Invisalign without Extraction

$6900
(w/o GST)

  • Cases which do not need extraction
Invisalign singapore cost

Invisalign with Extraction

$7900
(w/o GST)

  • Cases which do need extraction
  • More complex treatment and additional numbers of aligners required
braces for students Smilepoint

Student Metal Braces

$3950
(w/o GST)

  • Easy Instalments: $200/Month
Braces

Standard Metal Braces

$4550
(w/o GST)

  • Easy Instalments: $240/Month No time restriction

Insurance & Subsidies

AIA dental Insurance

AIA

Smilepoint is an accredited service provider with IHP & AIA Dental Insurance.

Learn More
Medisave dental claim

Medisave

Smilepoint is a CPF Medisave-accredited dental clinic for dental surgeries.

Learn More

CHAS

We are a CHAS-approved dental clinic. We accept valid CHAS, Merdeka and Pioneer Generation cards.

Learn More

Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

Smilepoint is a Baby Bonus (CDA) approved institution. You can use the funds from the CDA for dental treatments.

Learn More
Clara Li
Clara Li
31/12/2023
身边有两位朋友来这里箍牙,所以我没有怎么做调研也来这里箍牙。牙医和前台都很温柔,也不会有什么推销性质的活动,所以没有什么心理压力。每次来看牙医还可以在周围吃吃东西喝喝咖啡。推荐👍🏻
philip glickman
philip glickman
30/06/2023
Well managed. Very prompt and professional. Immaculate facilities. Recommended.
Mohammad Faizal
Mohammad Faizal
29/04/2023
Great service! Thank you 😁
Mohanakrishna Tamilaras
Mohanakrishna Tamilaras
29/04/2023
Staff were very kind and were informative in dental hygiene.
Peggy Wong
Peggy Wong
29/04/2023
Dr Mabel was such a gem to my 5 years old ! Highly recommended Very kids friendly environment and the staff are Superb !
Derrick Wee
Derrick Wee
26/04/2023
Had my teeth whitening done with Dr Mark and I was very happy with the result! The whole procedure was smooth and he made me feel at ease. Dr Mark’s knowledge, skills and kindness is admirable. Friendly staff at Smilepoint Dental too!
Suraj Patil
Suraj Patil
26/04/2023
Setting up appointment is easy. They will send reminders. Checking in and out is easy and fast. Been seeing Dr Ismeeta for years, fantastic dentist.

Book Appointment

Smilepoint Dental provides professional, meticulous care, in-house specialists, and assistance with insurance claims for expats. Book an appointment with us today!

Book Now

Latest Updates

We provide useful information about oral health, dental procedures, and how to keep a healthy smile. Learn about oral health and get the smile you’ve always wanted!

Unlocking the Secrets: Do teeth whitening trays from the dentist work?

Discover the effectiveness of dentist-prescribed teeth whitening trays. Get a brighter, more confident smile. [...]

Dental Implants FAQ |Frequently Asked Questions

Dental Implants: Frequently Asked Questions. Discover answers about dental implants. Learn how they work, their [...]

Protected: MindChamps Preschool

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. [...]