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Dental Surgeon BDS (MU) Dr. S. N. Ng is a general dental practitioner. She graduated from University of Malaya in 2003 and has more than 15 years of working experience as a dental surgeon. Her previous working experience includes working as a dental officer in government health clinics and private clinics. She mainly specializes in orthodontics treatment, cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening/bleaching, aesthetic composite filling, crowns and bridges.

MBrace® aligners

MBrace Clear Aligners

 

What is Mbrace®?

MBrace is a clear aligner used to correct misaligned teeth with ease and comfort. It is clear and removable which makes it almost unnoticeable by others and convenient to use. The aligners are custom-made digitally and fabricated individually to ensure a perfect and accurate fit for your teeth.

how does MBrace® work?

MBrace aligner is designed in a way that it does not require any wires or attachments to align your teeth. Just simply wear a series of aligners to exert gradual force against the teeth at different treatment stages to slowly move the teeth towards the final tooth position.

Patients are advised to wear every set of aligners for 2 weeks, at least 22 hours a day before moving to the next aligners.

treatment duration

A more severe teeth condition will take longer time to treat, as more aligners are required over the entire course of treatment.

Typically, MBrace treatment vary from anywhere between 6 to 24 months. Below illustrate the average treatment period based on the severity of the case.

What We Can Treat

MBrace® can help with the following conditions:

Overcrowded teeth

When there is insufficient space between teeth, teeth can overlap and get worse over time. Brushing and flossing can be less effective-leading to plaque build-up, tooth decay or even gum disease.

Gaps Between Teeth

Besides aesthetic considerations, gaps between teeth can result in gum disease when food is stuck.

Overbite

When the upper teeth overlap deeply into lower teeth, it is called an overbite. Depending on the extent of the overbite, the lower chin can appear weak and undefined, affecting the facial profile. A deep overbite can cause irritation to gums, chewing problems , jaw pains and other issues that can worsen over time.

Underbite

When the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth, and the lower jaw protrudes, this will impair the normal function of the front teeth resulting in bite problems and wear of teeth.

Overbite

One or more upper teeth are covered by the lower teeth, which can cause chewing problems, worn down teeth, gum disease and a whole host of other mouth, jaw joints, and neck related issues.

Increased Overjet

The condition of buck teeth is characterized by increased overjet, or horizontal distance, between the upper front teeth and lower front teeth. Some may find this aesthetically unpleasing and the functionality of the front teeth is compromised.

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Treatment Process

Go For Consultation

Your doctor will take an impression, photos and x-rays of your teeth for treatment planning

View Your Treatment

You will find out the duration of your treatment and view a before and after video of your teeth.

Wear Your Aligners

Wear each set of aligners for 2 weeks, at least 22 hours a day and remove them during meals.

Monitor Your Progress

Visit your doctor periodically to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

Completed Your Treatment

Show off that new smile

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get MBrace®?

We provide MBrace Clear Aligner treatment. You can make an appointment with us for an assessment and consultation.

How much does treatment cost?

It depends on your condition. Usually it is around RM12,000 (Full sets).

How long does treatment take?

The average MBrace® case ranges from about 6–18 months, depending on the complexity of the case.

Is extraction necessary?

It depends on your individual dental condition. Your doctor will be able to advise you on whether you require extraction.

Will my speech be affected?

Your speech may be slightly affected but this will resolve within a few days.

Is treatment painful?

Mild discomfort is to be expected each time you change to a new set of aligners. This is due to the pressure exerted by the aligner material to move your teeth.

Why use MBrace® over fixed braces?

MBrace® is clinically proven to straighten teeth as well. It is less noticeable, and allows you to maintain better oral hygiene and continue to enjoy your favourite foods!

Taken from http://mbracealigner.com

Valplast® Flexible Partials

General-Dentistry

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Valplast® is a type of flexible, nylon resin that is developed for the use in flexible removable denture. Valplast®  Flexible Partials were invented in the early 1950’s as an alternative to traditional metal and acrylic removable partial dentures (RPD’s). By using a flexible nylon base, Valplast®  eliminates the need for metal frameworks or acrylic resins for the construction of removable partial dentures.

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Tooth Replacement Options

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When you’re ready to replace missing teeth, you have a number of potential solutions available, each with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. Replacing your missing teeth is a big decision and it is important to consider several factors.

 

Comfort

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When considering a removable partial denture, many people find the Valplast®  Flexible Partials to be the most comfortable option, and the final restoration can be made very quickly. While the cost is often higher than a partial made with visible clasps, the results of the flexible partial are beautiful, and patient satisfaction is very high. The Valplast®  Flexible Partials involves only non-invasive procedures, and gives you confidence in your restoration while talking, eating and most importantly: smiling.

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Aesthetic

If you can’t bear the thought of visible metal clasps or a series of temporaries that change with each appointment, Valplast®  Flexible Partials is an option that looks very natural and will stay beautiful and comfortable for years to come. Even fixed restorations that look good at first could deteriorate over time due to gum recession or changes in your mouth.

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Longevity

Denture acrylics and metal alloys may be prone to breakage and fracture over the course of time. Valplast®  Flexible Partials come with a lifetime warranty against breakage and fracture for the denture base under normal use. Valplast®  Flexible Partials can also be rebase and have teeth added to it if modifications are necessary over time.

 

Expense

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If cost is your primary consideration, removable restorations are the more affortable solution, Valplast®  combines great value with excellent aesthetic that often rival the appearance of more expensive fixed restorations.

 

Information above is taken from Valplast®  International Crop.

 

 

Cases of In-office Bleaching (II)

Aesthetic-Dentistry

Teeth whitening with ZOOM! whitening system

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Duo:PCH ™ — Our Cases

Direct Porcelain Veneer –Duo:PCH ™

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Porcelain Composite Hybrid veneers from duoPCH

Duo:PCH is a Porcelain Composite Hybrid is an entirely new esthetics category, combining the convenience of a composite build-up with the finishing beauty of Cerinate ® porcelain. Formerly known as Lumineers, they are much more simple and affordable as compared with the conventional porcelain veneers.

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Porcelain veneers in Duo:PCH ™ comes with different shape and size that allow the dentist to mix and match veneer to patient’s tooth. And finally, the veneers are bonded to the teeth using strong resin composite material.

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The set of duoPCH consist of the composite resin bonding part and the porcelain veneer selection part.
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Variety of shape and size for fitting of porcelain veneer to patient month.
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The Cerinate ® porcelain veneers.
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The bonding part of Duo:PCH ™ with multiple shade/colour selection.

Our case with Duo:PCH ™

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This young lady complaint about her teeth discolouration due to tetracycline staining.

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Six veneers were placed over the front surface of the incisors and canine.

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End result… The lip at rest and smiling.

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Traditional porcelain veneers vs Direct Porcelain Veneer –Duo:PCH ™ (or formerlly known as Lumineers)

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Once referred to as Lumineers, Duo:PCH ™ are a special type of veneers that can be applied over teeth to repair small cracks or chips, hide discoloration or correct imperfections. Just like traditional veneers, Duo:PCH ™ can reshape the appearance of your smile. The main difference between Duo:PCH ™ and standard porcelain veneers concerns the material used to create them. Duo:PCH ™ are manufactured from a special porcelain – patented Cerinate porcelain – that is much thinner than the porcelain that is used in the making of traditional veneers. The thickness of Duo:PCH ™ is similar to that of contact lenses. While veneers placement is normally a irreversible procedure, with Duo:PCH ™ the procedure is so less invasive that it may often be reversible.

The main benefit of choosing Duo:PCH ™ is that they require minimal – if any – grinding or shaving so your natural teeth will pretty much be left intact. Traditional veneers require more tooth reduction and many patients are not convinced they want veneers for ever. Duo:PCH ™ are more suitable for patients who only wish to try dental veneers for a short period of time. Patients with serious problems however tend to prefer traditional porcelain veneers. Duo:PCH ™ are a great solution for slightly misaligned, stained, discolored or chipped teeth. Make sure you find an experienced cosmetic dentist who can properly place your Duo:PCH ™. You can easily switch from Duo:PCH ™ to traditional veneers whenever you consider yourself ready for a more permanent solution to your smile problem.

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Duo:PCH ™ Gives More Patients the Choice of a New Smile

Not every patient can afford veneers, especially in today’s economy. Until now, there hasn’t been a more affordable solution that you can stand behind clinically.
Duo:PCH changes that.

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Duo:PCH Porcelain Composite Hybrid is an entirely new esthetics category, combining the convenience of a composite build-up with the finishing beauty of Cerinate ® porcelain.

 

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eCligner® — Invisible braces

The Invisible Way to Get

Visibly Beautiful Teeth

A product from Korea

Orthodontics

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« Setting new perspectives for the future »

The eCligner® aligner technology sets a new benchmark in modern orthodontics and enjoys widespread popularity amongst orthodontists, general dentists and patients. It offers many new and exciting possibilities to dentists and patients alike to correct misaligned teeth easily and quickly. This is made possible by using aesthetically high grade aligners that is 100% digitally produced.

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« Thinner, more transparent… faster »

The future of using an almost invisible dental aligner has begun. The eCligner® aligner system has been around from the beginning and has always enjoyed a small, but important step ahead of other aligner systems. The eCligner® aligner is thinner, more transparent and flexible and, above all, moves teeth faster!

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« Hardly any limitations in handling »

The eCligner® technology is unbeatable when it comes to moving teeth. It is efficient, fast and simple, and it uses nearly invisible plastic aligners with minimal force. It is so easy to handle that both orthodontists as well as general dentists with orthodontic experience can apply it successfully to treat their patients. It is suitable for correction of most misaligned teeth in booth children and adults.

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« Simple, quick and easy handling »

All the dentist needs to do is to take a good dental impression of the patient’s mouth. The rest is quick and easy leading to a set of digitally produced eCligner® aligners for the patient to wear.

« eCligner® is a revolutionary orthodontic system »

The eCligner® principle is easy, simple and fast. Step by step, teeth are moved into the right positions using a state-of-the-art technology that applies a set of very thin, flexible and almost transparent plastic aligners. The eCligner® technology allows the patients to see the possible end result even before the treatment starts. Also, the dentist can make adjustments and corrections at any time during the course of the treatment.

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« Comfortable, aesthetic and quick results »

eCligner® aligners are not only the most comfortable to wear, they are also very aesthetic in appearance due to their extreme flexibility and transparency. They are so efficient, patients can see visible results very quickly – as soon as after approximately 3 weeks of treatment.

 

« eCligner® traetment process flow »

The treatment process is simple and easy, starting from taking the patient’s dental impression to the shipping of the model for 3D scanning and printing to the production of aligner sets. Once the dentist approves the treatment plan, the aligners can be shipped out within 3-4 weeks.

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« One product, many advantages »

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We are proud to inform you that we are the registered doctor for eCligner®

For more info log on to: Malaysia eCligner®

 

Clear Bracket System

Orthodontics

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Features

PURE® Patient Aesthetics
Pure monocrystalline sapphire for a virtually invisible bracket.

PURE® Patient Comfort
Each PURE bracket has been diamond and heat polished for an ultra-smooth finish.

PURE® Bond Strength
Propietary bonding base ensures the PURE brackets stay put until you are ready to remove them.

PURE® Contoured Base
Bracket base allows for quick and easy bracket placement.

PURE® Predictable Debonding
The bracket is designed to fail at the bracket/adhesive interface.

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Orthodontic: A case with fix appliance 03

 

A young lady came to our clinic complaint of her teeth were crooked and her front teeth were jerking out (below).  She wanted to have them corrected.

We suggested to her that braces would be the best treatment option.

She went through orthodontic treatment for 1 years and finally, all her teeth were well aligned (below) and she has the confident to smile again!!

Read more on how we corrected her teeth…

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