More kids with dental issues that regular braces can't fix

National Dental Centre seeing more cases, with increase attributed to greater awareness

In June last year, 10-year-old Owen Quek began wearing a special headpiece at night to get his teeth into proper alignment.

It was not an aesthetic decision. His lower front teeth stuck out over his upper teeth and dentists feared that, if left untreated, Owen would have to undergo jaw surgery when older.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 31, 2018, with the headline 'More kids with dental issues that regular braces can't fix'. Print Edition | Subscribe