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Dental Surgeon BDS (UM) Dr. S. Y. Chong is a general dental practitioner who received her Bachelor of Dental Surgery or BDS degree from University of Malaya in 2008. She has been working as a dental surgeon for more than 4 years in the government health clinics and private clinic with an emphasis on cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Dr. Chong's vision for the practice is to provide modern and aesthetic dentistry in a friendly environment. Her goal for Prestige Dental Care is total patient satisfaction.

Fix appliance vs. Removable appliance

Upper Removable Appliance (URA)

Removable appliance is an appliance that is not fixed to teeth but can be removed by the patient. It usually contains spring, screws, clasps and acrylic base plate. This appliance is often used in situation whereby simple teeth movement are needed only and it can allow patients to perform better oral hygiene by removing it. However,  this appliance requires compliance from the patient to wear it.

Fixed Appliance

Fixed appliance is probably the most common type of orthodontic appliances in use today. They consist of small brackets that are attached onto the front surface of the teeth and a thin wire which is often held in place by elastic loops.This appliance allows multiple tooth movements simultaneously and more effectively as compared to removable appliance. The treatment usually lasts from 6 months to 30 months depending upon the severity of the problem. It is very important to maintain an excellent oral hygiene and dental health throughout the orthodontic treatment

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