Going the extra smile
Miss Universe Singapore 2016 finalists get treatments at Orchard Scotts Dental
Before the top 15 Miss Universe Singapore (MUS) 2016 finalists are ready to flash any winning smiles, they first had to make sure their teeth were in good shape.
That is why they paid a visit to Orchard Scotts Dental on Friday for dental treatments that would give them the perfect smiles.
Each girl received a routine check-up and consultation, and a take-home whitening kit to use every night until the big day on Oct 16.
The dental clinic is one of the official sponsors for MUS 2016, and the winner will receive up to $20,000 worth of dental aesthetic services.
The clinic, in Liat Towers, specialises in dental aesthetics and is a pioneer of Invisalign, a corrective procedure that works like braces but camouflages itself in the mouth, becoming almost invisible.
It also provides dental implant and veneer services.
Trainee lawyer Nikki Tay chose to have veneers - porcelain shells that are attached to the surface of the teeth to change their shape, colour, length or size - done, apart from other treatments.
The 23-year-old told The New Paper that her teeth are discoloured because she was "a very sickly child" and had to take a lot of antibiotics.
Nikki added: "Ninety per cent of the time, I'm smiling. Patchy teeth look unhygienic... I've always wanted to have veneers, but never dared to pluck up the courage."
Hazel Tay, a 25-year-old data analyst, preferred the treatments by Orchard Scotts Dental over those of other clinics she had gone to in the past.
She said: "I got my mould done here (for the whitening kit) and (the staff were) very professional. There were even fruit-flavoured moulds."
Dr Jerry Lim, one of the directors and dentists at the clinic, told TNP: "Confident smiles let you connect with others at a personal level. Especially in a pageant, nice smiles (allow the girls) to (truly) represent (who they are)."
About Miss Universe S'pore
The 15 finalists of Miss Universe Singapore 2016 will be vying for the coveted crown at the grand final on Oct 16.
Co-organised by The New Paper and Miss Universe Singapore Organisation, this year's pageant is presented by the Singapore Turf Club.
It is supported by official imaging partner Canon Singapore, official car partner BMW, official wellness partner Beaute Hub, official venue partner The Grand Copthorne Waterfront Hotel, official resort partner Bintan Lagoon Resort, official make-up partner Cosmoprof Academy and other sponsors such as BodyBurn Fitness, Indiba Asia, Orchard Scotts Dental and Amber Lounge.