We are the place to go when you think..
I want to straighten my teeth.... do I need to extract teeth? will my facial profile change? my 7 year old child's teeth does not look right... what to do?
Should I use Invisible braces? Invisalign? Simpliclear? Self ligating Damon? Metal or ceramic braces? Good and bad about Invisalign or braces?
We strive to give you the solution, explain your treatment plan so that you understand the mechanics and physics behind moving your teeth. Our SPECIALIST ORTHODONTIST Dr Kenneth Lew and team will sit down and patiently answer your questions!
SMILE WITH CONFIDENCE!
Our vision is to be a sustainable and affordable dental orthodontic and dental functional aesthetic center of excellence. You, our patient, are the center of our vision.
Our dentists want to give you high quality dental healthcare with integrity, professional approach, strongly aesthetic philosophy, and fair prices, in a caring and compassionate environment.
Tanglin Dental Surgeons' Invisible Braces Center is Boutique-style, small and nimble, concentrating all our efforts delivering excellence in Orthodontic and dental treatment for you. We do NOT aim to be the biggest chain of dental clinics. We aim to provide orthodontic and dental treatment for you in a cosy, caring environment with highest level of technical know how.
OUR PHILOSOPHY is based on years of scholarly dental research on dimensions will create the best smile for you, taking in to consideration your facial proportions and features, and dento-facial function. Our Specialist Orthodontist of more than 20 years experience, Dr Kenneth Lew has written internationally refereed articles on this. He says, ‘an Asian face has different dimensions and proportions from a Caucasian face. I bear in mind the Golden facial proportions, length and breadth of the face, 'nose-lip-chin button' line, when I treatment plan for our patients. We passionately believe that orthodontics can give you the smile that will ‘light up your face’.
Have you come to the right place? Well, Dr Kenneth Lew teaches dentists Orthodontics in Singapore , Thailand, Hong Kong and Indonesia! We invite you to visit and judge us!
ASK YOURSELF.. DO YOU LIKE YOUR SMILE? DO YOU WANT TO CHANGE IT?
Who is an Specialist Orthodontist? Orthodontist is a dental surgeon who after graduating with their undergraduate dental degree.(B.D.S), then pursues a full time specialist postgraduate training and degree from recognised universities in the field of orthodontics. (M.D.S. Orthodontics). This means that they have been taught and acquired specialised professional skills in diagnosing and using different types of corrective dental orthodontic braces for your teeth.Thus, an orthodontist is the most qualified person to diagnose, prevent and treat any problems you face with crooked, misaligned teeth and jaws.
“THE SINGLE MOST IMPORTANT THING… DIAGNOSIS, DIAGNOSIS, DIAGNOSIS!”.
When interviewed at his lecture in Hong Kong Dr Kenneth Lew said, “ Diagnosis will more than any other single reason, determine….
- How long your braces treatment will take
- Whether your facial profile after braces, is pleasing and falls on our Universal “E” line
- Whether your resultant bite is in line with our Andrew’s Six Keys to Occlusion
- Which braces system is best for you,
- Whether you have to extract your teeth!
- Whether your facial profile, after braces treatment, falls within the IDEAL RANGE for a particular racial type ( please refer to our Scientific Research articles on this). NOBODY SHOUJLD BE TREATED TO AN ‘AVERAGE’!
In the Invisalign system, a good, esthetic result still depends on your orthodontist keying in his treatment plan. Invisalign will then ‘follow instructions’ and make the necessary number of clear aligners.
“Best way to explain it ….As your orthodontist, I AM LIKE YOUR CAB DRIVER! My patient tells my their problem,say, ‘bucky teeth’? I HAVE TO SET THE DIRECTIONS FROM POINTS A TO B FOR YOU, This is the role of diagnosis and treatment plan ”. Dr Kenneth Lew said, ‘The braces system, whether Invisalign, Damon, or regular braces… well, it’s like whether we use limousine, Maxi cab or a regular taxi!’.
Techonology has advanced so that we can have invisable, lifestyle aligners. But we cannot get away with the need to have a good diagnosis and treatment plan.
Continuing, Dr Kenneth Lew said, “Many people have similar dental issues, but not everyone is the same. There are gender, age, racial, skeletal, oral health, patient cooperation differences which will determine a good TREATMENT PLAN for you. I also need to take into account how much your soft (lip) tissue will move back in response Having regard to research ( please refer to our website if you need to find our more).Because we want to give you a side profile with a nice lip curl, not too flat or straight after treatment”.
"Even moving my patients’ teeth, I will need to determine the appropriate force that I need to apply. Because the force has to biological. Your teeth and their supporting Periodontal Ligament are living tissue.” (pl refer to our research tab in our website on Tooth Movement and Periodontal Ligament)
SO, THAT’S WHY AT TANGLIN DENTAL SURGEONS INVISABLE BRACES CENTER… WE ARE CONVINCED THAT YOUR DIAGNOSIS IS IMPORTANT, IMPORTANT ENOUGH TO GIVE YOU A STAGE-BY STAGE WRITTEN TREATMENT PLAN! PLEASE SMS OR WATSAPP US IF YOU NEED TO KNOW MORE?