I have graduated a year ago and would like to eventually get braces. Any recommendations if my budget is about $3500-4000 max or things to take note of? Its a huge amount and any tips would be helpful.? - Seedly
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Asked on 18 May 2018

I have graduated a year ago and would like to eventually get braces. Any recommendations if my budget is about $3500-4000 max or things to take note of? Its a huge amount and any tips would be helpful.?

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Cherie Julianne Tan
Cherie Julianne Tan
Level 6. Master
Answered on 18 May 2018

I got mine many years back at Greenlife Dental, it is still priced at $3,500. They have quite a few outlets but I went to the one at Toa Payoh because its near my school haha. Hmm what should you take note...

  1. A location close/convenient for you. You wouldn't want to be missing on your dental appointments, that will lengthen how long you have to wear your braces for.

  2. When I did it, the price is capped at $3,500 for me, do check with them what terms there are. Additional tooth fillings are at an additional price.

  3. If I'm not wrong the first payment is quite expensive, about $1,000? For X-ray and something else, I can't really remember. But the remaining is paid periodically upon every visit to the dentist.

  4. If you've completed your full payment of $3,500 but your teeth is not done haha, you don't have to pay for your subsequent visits unless you need a tooth filling

  5. You will be assigned to a dentist, so it depends on how packed your dentist's schedule will be, but I did not have to wait long for my next appointment, it's usually once a month because your teeth needs time to move haha

You can give them a call to check if all these still applies because its been a few years since. Hope this helps!!

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Bernice Quek
Bernice Quek
Level 2. Rookie
Answered on 11 Mar 2020

Did mine at i.Dental for about $3,900.

• Payment plan:

I believe it ranges from 3.9k - 4.4k but can pay by instalments so that made it a lot more manageable for me.

• Location:

Went to their Ubi outlet cuz it's the most convenient for me (I'm an eastie!). There's also an outlet at Northpoint City for if you stay in the north and 2 outlets at Capital Tower if you work in CBD area.

• Pain level:

I ate soft foods for about 2 weeks before getting used to the pain but I've had friends who preferred having good food over comfort hahah.

I think it's important to be mentally prepared for what to expect. Maybe this guide will be helpful. All the best!

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Yuling Gek Ling
Yuling Gek Ling

04 Jul 2020

Hi! Can I check which type of braces did you get? :)
Yeap Ming Feng
Yeap Ming Feng
Level 6. Master
Answered on 19 May 2018

Hey!

I did my braces with a private dental a while back. Your budget can definitely get your braces done in a lot of private clinics. I did mine at S$4,500 that time, but heard that prices have gone down over the years.

However, if you are not in a rush, you can head over to National Dental Centre. I believe it is cheaper, but subjected to a long waiting time, before the procedure.​​​

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