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!
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!
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Impression taking & sending model to Invisalign for assessment
Based on the Clinical Check showing 3D simulated outcome, we will advise you on your suitability for Invisalign.
1st Aligner Issue from Invisalign. Subsequently, adjustments will be made every 1-4 months.
A monthly payment plan is available for Invisalign treatments.
|Impression taking + sending model to Invisalign for assessment|
|Clinical Check showing 3D simulated outcome||$1,000|
|1st Aligner Issue from Invisalign||$1,000|
The number of visits for the payment plan will depend on the total Invisalign cost quoted by the dentist.
$300 per visit x no. of visits
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.
Invisalign is transparent so it is harder to detect than traditional braces and almost virtually invisible!
Aligners can simply be removed for cleaning and brushing to ensure optimal hygiene
The aligners consist of smooth, comfortable plastic which is less likely to irritate your cheeks and gums.
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!
Since aligners are removable, they can be easily misplaced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As every patient is different, whether tooth extraction is needed is depends on 2 factors – the teeth & the jaw structure of the patient.
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.
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.
Typically, the treatment process would require you should change your aligners every 2 weeks. However, this duration will vary slightly for each individual.
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.