What Is Invisalign?

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An alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign treatment consists of a series of clear, removable aligners which are changed every few weeks. Invisalign is made with strong medical grade thermoplastic material and the aligners are custom-made for you and fit snugly over your teeth.

As the name suggests, these custom-made aligners are also nearly invisible, making it barely noticeable!

How Does It Work?

Each aligner has to be worn for at least 22 hours per day to allow teeth to move into an improved, pre-determined position. Throughout the process, orthodontic records such as photographs, models of teeth and bite, X-rays – are taken and sent overseas to Invisalign’s specialised laboratory. The laboratory creates a computer-generated 3D image and a simulation of teeth movement on Invisalign’s Clincheck software. Once you and the dentist view and approve of the treatment plan on the Clincheck software, the clear aligners are manufactured and shipped to Singapore! You are ready to start the process of achieving your new smile!

Invisalign Treatment Process

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Initial Assessment & Diagnostic Investigation

Impression taking & sending model to Invisalign for assessment

Discussion, Cleaning and

 Based on the Clinical Check showing 3D simulated outcome, we will advise you on your suitability for Invisalign.

Issuing of clear aligners

1st Aligner Issue from Invisalign. Subsequently, adjustments will be made every 1-4 months.

How Much Does Invisalign Cost?

$6,955 – $8,560 (w/ GST)

A monthly payment plan is available for Invisalign treatments.

Initial Payment$2,140.00 (w/ GST)
Impression taking + sending model to Invisalign for assessment
Subsequent Payments
Clinical Check showing 3D simulated outcome$1,070.00 (w/ GST)
1st Aligner Issue from Invisalign$1,070.00 (w/ GST)

$321.00 (w/ GST) per visit x no. of visits

The number of visits for the payment plan will depend on the total Invisalign cost quoted by the dentist.

Check-ups will be conducted regularly on a 4-8 weekly basis depending on the patient’s conditions.

The Invisalign package includes only the Invisalign treatment.

Excluded treatments:

  • Initial assessment/diagnostic investigation – $208.65 (w/ GST)– Inclusive of upper and lower impressions for study models, two large x-rays (frontal and side view) and initial screening* If the patient does not want to proceed with Invisalign, we will return you all the records.
  • Extractions; if needed
  • Routine Dental Treatments (scaling and polishing, fillings)

Advantages of Invisalign


Invisalign is transparent so it is harder to detect than traditional braces and almost virtually invisible!

Better Oral Health

Aligners can simply be removed for cleaning and brushing to ensure optimal hygiene.

More Comfortable

The aligners consist of smooth, comfortable plastic which is less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.

Fewer food restrictions

Unlike traditional wires and brackets, you can eat whatever you like during the course of treatment because you remove your aligners to eat and drink!

Disadvantages of Invisalign

Easily misplaced

Since aligners are removable, they can be easily misplaced.

Not for Everyone

Invisalign may not be applicable for all cases. In some cases, a short course of traditional braces may need to be used before the malocclusion can be treated with Invisalign.


The costs of Invisalign is often greater than traditional braces because of the high fees levied by the Invisalign laboratory for the fabrication of the series of aligners.

22 Hours a day

To facilitate effective movement of the teeth, the patient must be committed to wearing the aligners almost all the time for at least 22 hours a day.

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  • How long does it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?
  • Is Invisalign painful?
  • Is tooth extraction necessary for Invisalign?
  • Must I wear retainers after Invisalign treatment?
  • How do I clean my aligners?
  • How often do aligners need to be changed?
  • How long will Invisalign hurt?
How long does it take to straighten my teeth with Invisalign?

The total duration of treatment depends on the complexity of the treatment and on the tooth movement needed. It is generally comparable to that of traditional braces, and can typically last between 9 and 18 months.

Is Invisalign painful?

Some patients may experience temporary, minor discomfort for a few days, at the beginning of each new stage of treatment when they insert a new aligner. This is completely normal and is typically described as a feeling of pressure.

Is tooth extraction necessary for Invisalign?

As every patient is different, whether tooth extraction is needed is dependent on 2 factors – the teeth & the jaw structure of the patient.

Must I wear retainers after Invisalign treatment?

Wearing a retainer after any orthodontic treatment is crucial as it helps keep teeth stable in their new positions. Many dentists would suggest wearing your retainers full time, for the first 6 months after completing your treatment and then moving to night wear after this.

How do I clean my aligners?

To thoroughly clean your aligners, brush and rinse them in lukewarm water and using the Invisalign Cleaning Crystals or special cleaning tablets. It’s also very important that you brush your teeth after each meal and prior to re-inserting your aligners to maintain proper hygiene.

How often do aligners need to be changed?

Typically, the treatment process would require you to change your aligners every 2 weeks. However, this duration will vary slightly for each individual.

How long will Invisalign hurt?

Discomfort is usually felt when aligners are first fitted and when aligner trays are swapped out. The amount of pain or discomfort depends on the amount of movement and type of treatment prescribed.

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Smilepoint Dental Centre
Chip Bee gardens (Opposite Holland Village)
43, Jalan Merah Saga #01-64
Singapore 278115

Call us +65 64751028

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