Invisalign

Invisalign is a popular choice for teeth alignment in Singapore; it is an alternative to traditional braces. “Invisalign clear aligners” are invisible. It straightens your teeth using custom-made, removable aligners.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign ® is a clear, removable teeth aligner used as an alternative to braces. It is nearly invisible, making it much harder to notice.

Invisalign treatment in Singapore is increasingly common and consists of wearing a transparent tray over your teeth that is nearly invisible, and is easy to put in and take out. There’s no need for metal brackets or wire, just one transparent tray to be worn.

After undergoing diagnostics at the clinic, an accurate 3D model of your teeth will be used in creating specially crafted Invisalign trays that will help your teeth shift to a straight and perfect position. During the course of the treatment, new trays will be issued, as your teeth change positions, until your desired smile is achieved.

Invisalign treatment is available at our sister branch at Holland Village – Smilepoint Dental Centre. To contact, please call 6475 1028.

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Invisalign in Smilepoint

How Does Invisalign Work?

With this new align technology, each aligner must be worn for at least 20-22 hours per day for teeth to move into a better, pre-planned position. Throughout the process, orthodontic records such as photographs, models of teeth and bites, and X-rays—are taken and sent overseas to Invisalign’s specialized 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 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!

What dental problems can Invisalign fix?

Overbite

This is when the upper teeth overlap the lower teeth. A small amount of overlapping is common, but more severe cases of overbite could cause pain when you’re eating or chewing.

Underbite 

An underbite is the opposite of an overbite. The lower teeth overlap the upper teeth. This may cause problems with eating, chewing, or talking.

Crossbite

A crossbite is where the upper teeth fit behind the lower teeth, which may cause decay or difficulty speaking.

Open bite

This is where the upper and lower teeth are unable to close to meet each other. This may cause tooth sensitivity and a lisp in your speech.

Gaps in teeth

Teeth spacing occurs when there are larger gaps, as shown in the front teeth above. Gaps between two or more teeth can cause speech difficulties, and food pieces can become stuck between teeth more easily.

Overcrowding

This occurs when there is not enough space in the jaw for all of the teeth to grow and fit in. This causes some teeth to be pushed to one side or grow in a twisted position, resulting in mild crowding to intense crowding.

Invisalign Treatment Process

Book an Appointment

Call Smilepoint Dental Centre at 64751028.

Initial Assessment & Diagnostic Investigation

Impression of your teeth is taken & model is sent to Invisalign for assessment.

Discussion, Cleaning and
Check-up

Based on the Clincheck showing 3D simulated outcome, we will advise you on your suitability for treatment.

Issuing of Clear Aligners

1st Aligner Issue. Subsequently, adjustments will be made every 1-4 months. Depending on the complexity, treatment times vary.

Benefits and Drawbacks

Advantages of Invisalign

1. It is transparent so it is harder to detect than traditional braces or tooth coloured braces. It is more popular with adults.
2. More comfortable
3. Less food restrictions
4. Easier to clean

Disadvantages of Invisalign

1. May not be applicable to all cases. In some cases, a short course of traditional braces may need to be used before the malocclusion can be treated with Invisalign.
2. The patient must be committed to wear the aligners almost all the time, 22-23 hours a day, to facilitate the effective movement of the teeth.
3. The aligners need to be removed before eating & cleaned well before reinsertion.
4. The aligners can be lost when they are removed.
5. Bonded attachments may be required for certain tooth movements.
6. Cost of Invisalign vary depending on a number of factors but it is often greater than traditional braces because of the high fees levied by the Invisalign laboratory for the fabrication of the series of aligners.

Here are some tips for maintaining good oral hygiene while wearing Invisalign:

  • Brush and floss your teeth. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and fluoride toothpaste. Be sure to floss under your aligners.
  • Rinse your aligners after each meal and before you put them back in. You can use water, mouthwash, or a special cleaning solution.
  • Clean your aligners daily. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and a mild soap or cleaning solution.

Here are some of the differences between the orthodontic treatment braces and Invisalign:

FeatureBracesInvisalign
AppearanceMetal brackets and wires are visible.Clear aligners are virtually invisible.
ComfortCan be uncomfortable, especially in the first few weeks.More comfortable than braces, but can still be a bit irritating.
EatingSome restrictions, such as avoiding sticky foods.No restrictions on eating.
CleaningMore difficult to clean, as food can get trapped around the brackets and wires.Easier to clean, as aligners can be removed.
DurationTreatment can last 1-3 years.Treatment can last 1-2 years.
CostMore expensive than Invisalign.Less expensive than braces.
 

Insurance & Subsidies

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AIA

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Medisave

We are CPF Medisave accredited for dental surgery. Approved procedures include wisdom teeth surgery, dental implants and biopsy.

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CHAS

We also provide subsidized co-payment inclusive to outpatient dental services under the Community Health Assist Scheme (CHAS). 

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Baby Bonus Scheme CDA

We are a Baby Bonus approved institution. Funds from CDA accounts can be used for dental treatment of the child and their siblings.

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Jennet Haling
23/03/2024
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Benson Lee
Benson Lee
22/03/2024
The dentist provide great advise and pre notified me of which tooth or teeth is decaying or required attention. Receptionist is fast and pre book next appointment fast.
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Elyn Teoh
08/03/2024
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Rosita Edwards
Rosita Edwards
29/02/2024
I am very happy with my dental experience at Dental Plus Clinic at Telok Blangah. Dr Therese was very professional and always smiling so gave me confidence as I really am paranoid just listening to the machine. She will ask me how I feel and to show my hand if I am uncomfortable. Dr Therese will also tell me what she is going to do beforehand. I am pleased that I have indeed found a dental clinic to take care of me. I am also please that their front desk representative is very kind and gentle too.
David Sam
David Sam
26/02/2024
The dentist has been very attentive, informing every step she will take. She also prompted me to hand up if feel discomfort. Throughout scaling, she was gentle in treatment. Highly recommended as a dental servicing place.
Ong Junxiang
Ong Junxiang
22/02/2024
Dentist (Dr. Mabel) and assistant were professional, friendly and meticulous in their work. Receptionist was polite and prompt. Timely reminders were also given well before the actual appointment date. Rescheduling process was also smooth and convenient. 5/5 👍
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Abdul Jalil
20/02/2024
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Sarah Bupe
18/02/2024
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