Invisalign: A Guide for First-Timers

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What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an invisible method of rectifying the misalignment of teeth, through the use of a customised set of aligners. Made out of clear plastic, the aligners’ job is to gradually shift your teeth into the correct position.

How Invisalign Works?

During consultation with the dentist, the dentist will examine your teeth and recommend you the most appropriate treatment plan. Through a precise digital scan, the orthodontist will map out the 3D configuration of your teeth and create the aligners that are custom-made to your teeth.

With clear braces that are virtually unnoticeable to the passing eye, most people may not even realise that you are wearing your clear Invisalign aligners. For best results, it is recommended that you wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours every day. For children, their aligners come with blue compliance indicators to let their parents/guardians know that they have been wearing it enough.

Unlike traditional dental braces, you do not need to drastically change the way you are living your life with Invisalign! You can still eat your favourite foods, as well as continue playing the same sports and activities that you enjoy. Without the fuss and hassle of wires and brackets, there is less risk of your braces damaging and forcing you to make emergency visits to the dental clinic.

Although you may experience slight discomfort and extra pressure on your teeth during your first time, the feeling is completely normal and will pass away swiftly. Aligners must also be rinsed and cleaned every day. In addition, the dentist will schedule check-ups to monitor your progress with the Invisalign aligners. As check-ups are typically scheduled every six to eight weeks, your regular schedule will not be interrupted so frequently, thus letting you live your life undisturbed.

Anyone can wear Invisalign, be it teenager or adult. As long as you are able to wear the aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day, the Invisalign treatment would be able to work. The discipline and compliance to the prescribed treatment plan is necessary to ensure good progress and result. However, you can be reassured that your dentist or orthodontist will work closely with you to come up with a treatment plan that is effective. Everyone has unique orthodontic issues and therefore requires unique treatment.

In Singapore, Invisalign prices range from $6500 to $9500 for instalment by a braces specialist. The costs in Singapore may differ from dentist to dentist due to the multitude of factors such as complexity of treatment, Invisalign lab fees, the overhead costs of the dentist, and pre and post treatment expenses.

Now that you have read about what Invisalign aligners are and how they help to treat orthodontic problems such as misaligned teeth, you may perhaps want to seek further information or clarification from a braces specialist at the local dental clinic. You can rest assured that Invisalign will be able to improve your teeth, as this technology has proven to correct a host of problems.