My Braces Review – Part 1 – Finding The Orthodontist
My uneven teeth has always bothered me.
You might think it’s actually not that obvious, but my bottom row is even worse (show you another day). I would always prefer to be on the left when taking photos as the left side of my teeth is straight. All these aside, there is always this nagging thought to get my teeth fixed and one fine day, I decided I should not procrastinate anymore. I’m not young already!
Deciding on Dr. Alfred Cheng
Let’s get started on finding THE orthodontist. I totally had no idea nor recommendations on which orthodontist to go to, so I began by combing through all the forums (Flowerpod, CozyCot, HardwareZone, etc.) I read from the latest posts back till about 2010 as information three years ago or older would be pretty outdated.
I ended up with the following two choices for metal braces:
- Dr. Alfred Cheng from Alfred Cheng Orthodontic Clinic – $3,800 before GST
- Dr. Tan Lam Seng from A Line Dental Braces Clinic – $3,600 before GST
Ended up selecting Dr. Cheng as Dr. Tan is known to have a packed schedule and appointments are harder to book. Price wise, Dr. Tan is actually $200 cheaper, but I personally feel it is important to be able to book appointments promptly and regularly for tightening sessions so that the entire braces treatment can be completed as soon as possible. Different people have different priorities, so do your research and make informed decisions accordingly.
Alfred Cheng Orthodontic Clinic
Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
3 Mount Elizabeth #03-03
Tel: 6735 5635
P.S. I am a full paying customer, i.e. this is not an advertorial or sponsorship. All opinions are based on my personal experiences.
More posts will be up as I continue my braces journey, so do check back! 😉