Atria-City Dental Group Pte Ltd

391B Orchard Road
#08-08 Ngee Ann City Tower B
Singapore 238874 (Orchard MRT)
Tel: 65-6737 2777
Fax: 65-6735 7765


Reasons for orthodontics treatment (braces) in adults and children

1. Breathing or swallowing problems – Mouth breathing can lead to snoring and sleep apnoea.

2. Crossbite – One or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth (towards the tongue).

3. Crowding – Involving overlapping or malpositioned teeth.

4. Deep Overbite – The lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth. 

5. Disfigurement of the face & mouth – Affects the development of the jaw and position of the teeth.  Jaw & jaw joint pain.

6. Missing or extra teeth – Due to tooth decay, injuries, or congenital conditions.

7. Overjet (protruding upper teeth) – Upper teeth that protrude excessively and are usually associated with a short lower jaw. 

8. Self-image – An attractive smile can boost a person’s self-image and confidence. 

9. Spacing between teeth – Teeth may be missing or there may be a discrepancy between teeth and jaw size too. 

10. Speech, chewing or biting problems. Underbite (lower jaw protrusion) – Lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.

11. Specific to children: Finger or thumb sucking – These habits can cause protrusion of the upper incisor teeth, and mouth breathing. 

12. Teeth erupting out of position – Can be guided to proper alignment. Non-eruption of adult teeth.