Dr. Teo was born and raised in Singapore. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2004 from the University of Adelaide. After working as a general dentist for eight years, he moved to New York to pursue his passion for orthodontics. He completed both international and postgraduate studies in orthodontic and dentofacial orthopedic training at NYU and is a Diplomate for the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Teo’s treatment philosophy starts with the face and skeletal base first. He believes in the power of early interceptive orthopedic treatment to reduce the need for lengthy orthodontic treatment in the future. The outcome should be both esthetic and convenient to achieve and thus is continuously finding ways to further optimize the use of clear aligner therapy, even in adolescents.
Dr. Teo also treats adults and starts by understanding each individual’s goals and needs, then works hand-in-hand with his patients to establish and build a balanced, beautiful smile. Having worked as a general dentist prior to his orthodontic specialization, Dr. Teo has the benefit of a broader approach to his patients’ dental needs and enjoys multi-disciplinary cases, which may involve working together with your primary dental care provider, as well as other specialists such as oral surgeons, prosthodontists, and periodontists.
Dr. Teo is board certified by the American Board of Orthodontics (ABO), the only orthodontic board certification that is recognized by the American Dental Association and American Association of Orthodontists, and is also an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists. He is a recognized expert in Invisalign® therapy and teaches this and other modern treatment modalities to orthodontic residents and fellow orthodontists.
Outside of the office, Dr. Teo stays sporty and active, from boxing and tennis to yoga and Pilates. He enjoys traveling with his wife and his beloved rescue dog, from road trips to overseas adventures. At home, he can be found working on his many plants, barbecuing, and relaxing on the patio.