Teeth Q Dental Surgeons
Get the smile you’ve always dreamed of.
With our team’s braces specialists (orthodontists) and dentists, you can straighten your teeth and get a boost in your confidence.
We have packages available for students, full-time national servicemen (NSF) and adults.
The apparent benefits of braces come from an improved appearance.
This can lead to enhanced confidence and self-esteem.
That said, there are more benefits to braces than just cosmetic:
Younger teenagers (e.g. 12 to 15 years of age) are generally more responsive to braces treatment.
At this age, teeth are still in the process of growing and moving to their “permanent” positions. Corrections would thus be easier to achieve. On top of that, a bonus is that if you start early, you’ll also end up reaping the benefits early.
That being said, braces treatment is also carried out on older teenagers and adults and there is no age limit to receive braces treatment.
Our team’s braces specialist (orthodontist) / dentist will see you for a consultation. They will examine your teeth and jaws and explain the treatment options available for you. X-rays, digital scans / mouldings and photos of your teeth are also taken for a thorough evaluation of your case.
After completing any preparatory treatment that may first need to be done, you are now ready for braces to be placed on your teeth.
An appointment will be made every month to check on the progress of aligning your teeth. Our braces specialist (orthodontist) will then adjust the tightness of the braces to move your teeth closer to the desired result step by step.
The entire process of getting your teeth straightened will vary depending on the initial position of teeth and the alignment of jaws. On average, treatment duration is usually about 1-2 years but some cases can take shorter or longer.
Dr Brenda Tan graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. She was selected to take part in an exchange programme to Shanghai Ninth People Hospital and the Peking University Stomatological Hospital.
Dr Brenda started her career serving the community at the National Healthcare Group Polyclinics. She then worked at National Dental Centre Singapore where she did a specialised posting in prosthodontics (crowns, bridges, and dentures). She also served as the Dental Officer In-Charge at Singhealth Polyclinics, where she supervised the management of the clinic in addition to her clinical work. Subsequently, she joined Khoo Teck Puat Hospital to serve a posting in Advanced General Dental Practice. Her experiences in the government service helped her to be proficient in a wide range of dental procedures, including aesthetic dentistry and the management of medically complex patients.
She believes in the value of continuing education and regularly attends courses and lectures to stay relevant with the latest developments in the dental profession. She prides herself to be a compassionate and approachable dentist who puts her patients at ease.
Dr Ho Hai Shan graduated from the University of Dublin, Ireland. Before she came to Singapore, she worked in a private group practice in Ireland and developed the confidence and independence required of a dental surgeon.
She is gentle and personable, and puts her patients at ease during dental procedures. She takes the time to listen to their concerns and does not rush to levy a treatment with which someone may feel uncomfortable with. She looks to share with patients their diagnosis, treatment and preventive measures in an easy-to-understand manner to achieve long term dental care.
She is competent in English, Mandarin, Malay, Hokkien and Cantonese.
A graduate with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore in 2010, Dr Audrey Chua practised in the National Dental Centre Singapore and the Singapore Armed Forces, Ministry of Defence before moving on to private practice in 2014.
At the National Dental Centre Singapore, she practised at its Prosthodontic and Oral Surgery Department for 2 years. She then served as the Dental Officer-In-Charge at two Singapore Armed Forces MINDEF dental centres for another 2 years.
Dr Audrey Chua has special interest in wisdom tooth and implant surgeries. Dr Chua also has a soft spot for children and she has received a certificate from the National University of Singapore for completion of a course of study on “Handling Children In A Healthcare Setting”.
She endeavours to build a good rapport with her patients, addressing their concerns and helping them achieve their best smile yet.
Dr Audrey Chua is the clinical director of Teeth. Q Dental Surgeons.
Dr Desmond Goh graduated from the Faculty of Dentistry, National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery in 2010.
Upon graduation, he worked at the National Dental Centre Singapore, Changi General Hospital, Health Promotion Board School Dental Centre and GPA Dental Group.
Dr Goh has completed the Standard Proficiency (SP) certification with the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD), an international organization devoted to laser dentistry. He has undergone 3D Ceramic Reconstruction (CEREC) training sanctioned by the International Society of Computerized Dentistry (ISCD).
Dr Goh was also a speaker in a lecture series with GPA Dental Group. He spoke on “Overview of Porcelain Veneers” and “The Principles of Instrumentation Design of the Tekka Implant System”.
He is also a member of the Singapore Dental Association and had served in the Association’s Ethics Committee from 2014-2016.
Dr Goh is the founder and managing director of Teeth. Q Dental Surgeons.
Dr Woon Wan Yee graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours).
After completing her studies, she worked in private practice in Brisbane before moving to Singapore in 2018.
Growing up in Malaysia, Dr Woon is fluent in English, Chinese, Malay, and is learning to speak some Hokkien.
She has a gentle and caring personality, and will take her time to listen to your concerns. She understands how visiting the dentist can be a challenge for some, and she is dedicated to making your dental visit comfortable and enjoyable for you.
Dr Samantha Phua graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia with a Bachelor of Dental Science (Honours). She was awarded the UQ-Colgate People’s Choice Award in her final year of study.
Dr Phua strives to make dental visits a comfortable and stress-free experience for her patients. She believes that effective communication is paramount in providing quality patient-centered care, and is committed to providing treatment in the best interests of patients. She attends courses and workshops regularly to keep abreast of new advancements in dentistry, ensuring high standards of patient care.
Dr Soh May Leng received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the University of Otago, New Zealand. She had the opportunity to serve the rural community in New Zealand and with the public sector in Malaysia prior to working in Singapore.
Dr Soh believes in a holistic approach and strives to care for her patients like family. She understands dental visits can be daunting thus she aims to provide a positive and pleasant dental experience for all her patients, both young and old. Fluent in English, Mandarin and Malay, she listens to her patients’ concerns and empowers them towards better oral health.
Dr Krystell Chiu is a dedicated dentist with a passion for spreading smiles and promoting oral health. With a background practicing in Ireland where she graduated, she has honed her skills and gained valuable experience.
Currently, she is pursuing further advanced education in pediatric dentistry, reflecting her commitment to ensure a positive dental experience for young patients.
Dr Krystell strives to create a welcoming environment for all ages, and places an importance in educating her patients about oral hygiene and preventive measures.
Dr Grace Lau graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree.
After graduation, she served the community at the public healthcare setting, and has remained keen interest in Endodontics and Dental Implantology.
She believes in the importance of keeping abreast of the advancements in the dental field, and has been actively attending courses to further her skills and stay updated with the latest technology. She is also a volunteer at local community dental clinics to offer her skill and to help those in need.
Dr Grace strives to deliver dentistry in a gentle and effective manner, with her patients’ well-being placed first and foremost. She also hopes to empower her patients to maintain good oral health. She is fluent in English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dr Hayley Foo earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Western Australia. Her professional journey began as a dental officer in a public dental clinic in regional Western Australia, where she gained invaluable experience treating diverse patients and refining her skills in general dental care.
Committed to patient-centered care, Dr Hayley takes great joy in tailoring dental visits to guarantee a positive experience for each patient. Her dedication extends beyond routine care, as she actively attends courses to stay abreast of the latest advancements in dental practice.
Born and raised in Malaysia, Dr Hayley’s cultural background enriches her ability to connect with patients, and she is fluent in Mandarin, Cantonese, English, and Malay.
Dr Chew is a compassionate dentist who graduated from Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. With a passion for oral health care and a warm, friendly personality, Dr Chew strives to make every dental visit a comfortable and positive experience for her patients.
She understands that visiting the dentist can be an anxious experience for some individuals, so she takes great care in creating a relaxed and welcoming environment for her patients.
Her warm demeanor and gentle touch help alleviate dental anxiety, ensuring that each patient feels at ease throughout their treatment.
Dr Chew offers a comprehensive range of dental services, including preventive care, restorative treatments, teeth whitening, root canal treatment and a special interest in wisdom teeth removal, always putting her patients’ well-being first.
Dr Jasmine Boh obtained her Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore.
She started her professional dental career in the government service rotating through Health Promotion Board (HPB) and schools, the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF), National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS) and Tampines Polyclinic. Before leaving for private practice, she was a dental officer-in-charge at Changi Naval Base. After graduation, she served in the Aesthetic Dentistry Society Singapore as a committee member and is currently a member of the Singapore Dental Association.
Dr Jasmine believes in constantly upgrading her skills by engaging actively in both local and overseas training conferences. As a mother of 3 lovely children, she can understand and empathise with the challenges of parents today. As a daughter to aged parents, she can also empathise with the concerns of old folks and their caregivers. Over the years, Dr Jasmine has honed her skills at old aged homes where she has served special needs patients with complex medical issues. Dr Jasmine believes in treating patients conservatively and is comfortable treating both the young and old alike, according to their needs, budgets and preferences.
Dr Tang Panmei was previously an Orthodontic Consultant with Tan Tock Seng Hospital and a Visiting Consultant to Khoo Teck Puat Hospital. She is registered with the Singapore Dental Council as a Dental Specialist in Orthodontics.
Dr Tang graduated from the National University of Singapore in 2005 with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS). Subsequently, she was awarded a scholarship by Tan Tock Seng Hospital to pursue her interest in Orthodontics, and she graduated with a Master of Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) and a Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics from the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, United Kingdom. She is a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine of Singapore.
Dr Tang is a member of the Association of Orthodontists, Singapore (AOS) and served on the committee as a council member, Secretary and Chairperson of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) committee for fellow orthodontists. Her other professional memberships include The World Federation of Orthodontists(WFO) and the Singapore Dental Association (SDA) where she held key leadership positions on the board of the SDA Executive Council. She is a Fellow of the Academy Of Medicine of Singapore and is a registered Dental Specialist in Orthodontics with the Singapore Dental Council.
Dr Tang has a keen interest in Aesthetic Orthodontics and is certified as an Invisalign® Provider. She is also certified in the highly precise Incognito™ Lingual Orthodontic System and Simpliclear®. Her clinical work focuses on conventional (metal and ceramic) braces treatment, Invisalign™, Clear Aligner™, Incognito™ Lingual orthodontics, Simpliclear®, Damon® Self Ligating System, growth modification and orthodontic-orthognathic surgical management of facial discrepancies. She is one of the lead doctors for Simpliclear®.
Dr Tang believes in providing a smile that you the patient can believe in and be confident about. When a great smile is accompanied by great confidence, the result can be life transforming. Her passion for her craft has led to many successes in helping her patients to achieve their desired aesthetic outcomes.
Dr Joyce Ong is a registered Specialist in Orthodontics with the Singapore Dental Council. She graduated with a Bachelor of Dental Surgery from the National University of Singapore, and subsequently completed her Masters of Dental Surgery in Orthodontics with dual accreditation from the Royal College of Surgeons (Edinburgh). Dr Joyce was awarded the prestigious John McDonald medal (M Orth international) for the most meritorious performance in the Membership in Orthodontics Examination.
Prior to working in the private sector, Dr Joyce has had a decade of experience serving in public institutions such as the polyclinics, Health Promotion Board (School Dental Service), Khoo Teck Puat Hospital and National Dental Centre Singapore (NDCS). Having worked as an orthodontic registrar and visiting specialist at the National Dental Centre Singapore, Dr Joyce has experience in managing a wide range of conditions, from young children requiring early braces or jaw growth modification, to teens and adults requiring braces and jaw surgery. She is also an accredited Invisalign provider.
Dr Joyce is dedicated to helping her patients achieve their best smiles. She finds it especially rewarding when her patients gain more confidence after braces treatment. A believer in continuous professional development, she attends orthodontic conferences regularly to stay on the forefront of her field.
Dr Joyce is happily married with three adorable children. She enjoys spending time with her family, a good Italian meal with her husband, and loves anything chocolate.
Generally speaking, no. A lot of people receive braces treatment in their adulthood.
This will depend on the type of braces, as well as the position of your teeth and jaws. During the specialist consultation, our braces specialist (orthodontist) will explain your treatment options, including the cost and estimated duration of the treatment.
It varies from case to case, depending on the initial position of teeth and alignment of jaws. On average, treatment duration is usually about 1-2 years but some cases can take shorter or longer.
This depends on the degree of misalignment of your teeth. Sometimes, teeth can be straightened without needing extractions. In some cases however, if the teeth are very crowded together, teeth may need to be extracted to free up space in order to achieve an optimal result.
During this appointment, your teeth are first cleaned and polished. The braces are then attached to the teeth with a bonding cement, and an archwire is placed through the braces.
After your braces are placed, you may feel some discomfort in the first few days while getting used to them. Also, during the monthly follow-ups the tightness of your braces will be adjusted. Thus, there is usually some slight discomfort as your teeth shift and straighten. Fortunately, this usually goes away after the first few days as well. The braces may also rub your lips, cheeks or tongue and cause ulcers initially. This may be managed with the use of braces wax and an ulcer cream/gel.
Generally, it can be anywhere from 4 to 8 weeks apart, depending on your situation. These follow-up appointments are for the orthodontist to check on your progress and adjust the tightness of your braces to move your teeth to the desired result.
Yes, orthodontists manage your braces treatment but dentists see to your overall dental health. They work together but not as replacements for each other. You will still need regular 6-monthly checkups and cleaning appointments with your dentist. Your dentist will check to make sure that there are no tooth decay or gum problems so that your teeth and gums remain in good condition even while having braces.
You will need to brush your teeth after every meal, and clean between your teeth and braces with an interdental brush before going to bed. Our orthodontists and dentists will instruct you on how to look after your teeth while having braces.
Generally you will need to avoid foods that are hard or sticky, like nuts and chewing gum as these may damage your braces.
Yes you can, although you might take some time to adapt and adjust. Most people find that braces do not interfere with their usual activities. For sports, you may need to wear a mouthguard for safety.
Braces straighten your teeth. Retainers maintain the straightness of teeth that the braces have achieved for you. Thus, retainers are worn only after you’ve completed your braces treatment.
Retainers can be either removable or fixed to your teeth. Removable retainers can be taken out for eating and cleaning, whereas fixed retainers are bonded onto the back of your teeth. Upon completing your braces treatment, our orthodontist and dentists will recommend the type of retainers most suitable for you.
Initially, you may be required to wear your removable retainers the whole day and only remove them for eating and cleaning. Afterwards, they are usually only worn at night. After completing your braces treatment, you should wear your retainers diligently to maintain the results.
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