As far as physical improvements go, braces have become a rite of passage for most people. They do more than just improve your smile, braces can also improve a variety of health problems ranging from breathing issues to dental issues caused by teeth overcrowding or a poor bite. However, they are still quite expensive, as some types of braces can cost upwards of S$10,000. Because you can’t use Medisave, Medishield Life or Integrated Shield plans to cover the cost of braces, you will be responsible for bearing most of the cost yourself. To help make braces a more financially feasible undertaking—whether they’ll be for your or your children—we’ve explored 4 things you can do to save on braces.

Opt for Metal Braces for Your Children

If your child needs braces but you are on a tight budget, metal braces will be your most affordable option. While this may not be