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Cost of Invisalign in Singapore

Looking to get started on Invisalign? Here’s how much it costs.

cost of Invisalign treatment in Singapore

What’s the Cost of Invisalign?

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Invisalign treatment in Singapore typically ranges from about S$4,500 – S$8,000+ when performed by a general dentist, while the cost of Invisalign lies between S$7,000 – S$9,500+ for treatment by an orthodontist (braces specialist).

Some dental clinics do offer patients lower prices (S$3,500 to S$6,500+ range) simply due to the fact that this price does not include the pre-treatment assessments, mid-treatment procedures and post Invisalign treatment costs, such as tooth extractions when needed, dental x-rays, treatment planning and retainers.

In any case, do make sure to check with your dentist if the price quoted to you includes refinement aligners to allow achieve a better final result. The final cost of Invisalign treatment is highly dependent primarily on your needs, requirements and the complexity of your case.

Generally, simpler cases require fewer aligners, as compared to complex cases which require more aligners, so it may be helpful to get a personalised cost estimate from a few different dentists.

Why is there such a large spread in the cost of Invisalign treatment?

The price of Invisalign is highly dependant upon the complexity of the movements required during treatment. The complexity correlates with the number of aligners required for treatment and the duration of treatment.

Invisalign treatment options are broadly divided into 4 categories:

Full Comprehensive

The Invisalign Comprehensive plan is also commonly known and the ‘Full’ Invisalign treatment. This plan is designed for patients who require a greater & significant amount of teeth movement to achieve their ideal smile.

The comprehensive plan is catered to patients who suffer from complex crowding, spacing and misalignments. This plan provides the dentist and patient with as many aligners as needed to achieve the end goal of an ideal smile.

Invisalign comprehensive case in Singapore | Invisalign Singapore

Moderate

The Invisalign Moderate plan is suitable for cases that are classified as moderately complex, i.e. not highly complex or difficult to treat.

The moderate plan involves up to 26 sets of Invisalign aligners and is generally only recommended when your Invisalign accredited dentist is confident in achieving your perfect & ideal smile within the 26 sets of aligners.

Invisalign Moderate treatment in singapore

Lite

The Invisalign Lite plan only involves up to 14 sets of Invisalign aligners. This plan is suitable for patients who are suffering from mild cases of crowding, spacing and misalignments that do not require extractions.

Invisalign lite treatment in singapore

Express

The Invisalign Express plan is generally designed for cases that require very little & minor movements or for relapse cases in patients who have had prior orthodontic treatment in the past.

The Express plan only involves up to 7 sets of aligners in total.

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These categories reflect the number of aligners manufactured for you, which will correlate to the laboratory fees that your dentist has to pay to Invisalign. As explained, the main differences between each of the categories in cost of Invisalign treatment are due to the complexity of your case.

If your case requires complex tooth movements, requires teeth move a lot (ie. more aligners), or tooth extractions to create space to correct crowding or protrusion, this will usually result in a longer treatment time and require a comprehensive treatment option.

On the other hand, you may be suitable for an Invisalign Lite treatment if you only have minor crowding (Eg. if you had previous orthodontic treatment in the past, but your teeth have relapsed or shifted) You should definitely consult a dentist to better understand which treatment package is more suitable for your case.

Invisalign Consultation Cost?

Most Invisalign consultations cost $50-$100 on average. This excludes the records that may be taken on the consultation visit should you go ahead with Invisalign treatment plan.

Some clinics do absorb the consultation fees if you decide to proceed with Invisalign Treatment.

Do remember to ask the clinic’s front staff on the phone about the consultation fees before you make an appointment.

Express Lite Moderate Comprehensive
Number of aligners
(Per Arch)
Up to 7 Invisalign clear aligners Up to 14 Invisalign clear aligners Up to 26 Invisalign clear aligners Unlimited number of Invisalign clear aligners; as many aligners as possible to reach desired final outcome.
Suitable Cases For Package Suitable for relapse cases or very minor cases requiring minimal movement (Small gaps between teeth) Suitable for cases involving mild crowding or spacing issues Suitable for mild to moderate cases of crowding and spacing issues Suitable for patients that have moderate to severe crowding, spacing issues.
Additional Refinement Aligners One additional set of additional aligners included; which is available for use prior to the expiration of the treatment plan Two additional sets of aligners included; which is available for use prior to the expiration of the treatment plan Unlimited additional set of aligners included; which is available for use prior to the expiration of the treatment plan. Unlimited additional set of aligners included; which is available for use prior to the expiration of the treatment plan.

Express, Lite, Moderate or Comprehensive Treatment?

Generally, each Invisalign aligner is able to achieve up to 0.25mm of tooth movement. Your dentist will determine which option is most suited for you based on the complexity of your case and the amount of movement required. However, patients must understand that virtual planning/simulations and actual outcomes are two different things altogether.

What happens on the computer screen can be quite different from what happens in a patient’s mouth.

The virtual treatment plan shown to patients is only a prediction of how teeth will move, and sometimes teeth may move slightly differently from the virtual treatment plan shown. When this happens, more Invisalign aligners may be needed to achieve the desired final result.

As such, the majority of dentists usually prefer to select a treatment plan that provides a larger degree of error. As this will provide patients the assurance that they won’t need to pay for additional aligners at a later stage.

invisalign clear aligners being held by a woman's hand with red finger nails

Are there subsidies for Invisalign treatment?

This is a common question that our dentists get all the time. Unfortunately, there are also NO subsidies from the government/MOH for orthodontic treatment, such as Invisalign in government hospitals, public clinics or in private clinics in Singapore.

Can I use CHAS Card for Invisalign treatment?

No, as mentioned above, there are no government subsidies for Invisalign treatment. The main rationale for this is that Invisalign treatment is considered to be “elective”, meaning that treatment is ‘not necessary’ and not doing the treatment would not affect basic functions (hence if you choose to do it for aesthetic reasons, you will have to pay for the treatment by yourself).

Hence, it will be hard to justify tax payers’ money for a procedure that is not necessary as compared to a surgical extraction for wisdom teeth or placement of a dental implant.

Dental Insurance for Invisalign?

Dental insurance coverage for orthodontic treatment such as Invisalign is usually an additional benefit that does not generally come as standard feature on most dental insurance plans.

Furthermore, Invisalign treatment is usually considered as a form of non-essential aesthetic treatment and is usually not covered even with a dental cover in most insurance plans.

Do check with your insurer if your dental insurance covers orthodontic treatment.

Can I use Medisave for Invisalign or braces?

Unfortunately, Invisalign or other type of orthodontic procedures are not Medisave claimable.

As a general rule of thumb, MediSave is only claimable for procedures that require dental/oral surgery such as, dental implants, surgical wisdom tooth extractions and gum surgery.

If you’d like to learn more about procedures that are Medisave claimable, you can take a look at this article that discusses the different types of MediSave claims available for dentistry in Singapore.

 

Cost of Invisalign at NoFrills Dental

At NoFrills Dental, we pride ourselves on providing patients with high-quality dental care at affordable prices. The cost of Invisalign treatment at NoFrills Dental ranges from $1,888 – $6,500+ (before GST), depending on the complexity of the case.

This cost includes all pre-treatment assessments (x-rays, intra-oral scans & treatment planning) and mid-treatment procedures (IPR & placement of attachments). However, it does not include scaling & polishing, extractions (if required) or retainers.

Cost of Invisalign at NoFrills Dental

At NoFrills Dental, we pride ourselves on providing patients with high-quality dental care at affordable prices. The cost of Invisalign treatment at NoFrills Dental ranges from $1,888 – $6,500+ (before GST), depending on the complexity of the case.

This cost includes all pre-treatment assessments (x-rays, intra-oral scans & treatment planning) and mid-treatment procedures (IPR & placement of attachments). However, it does not include scaling & polishing, extractions (if required) or retainers.

Cost of Invisalign Treatment:

$1888 – $6500+
First Payment
(Initial Consultation)
$50
Second Payment
(Treatment Planning)
$450
Third Payment
(Confirmation of Treatment Plan)
$1000
Fourth Payment
(Issuing of First Set of Aligners)
$1000
Balance Paid via Monthly Instalments $300 – $500

*All prices indicated excludes 7% GST

**Prices quoted above do not include other dental treatments such as extractions, retainers, fillings & cleaning

So, What’s Next?

If you’ve got more questions about Invisalign Treatment in Singapore. You can read up more on our dedicated page on Invisalign Treatment in Singapore, or you could contact us directly to speak to one of our Invisalign accredited providers.

We would suggest for you to speak to one of our dentists. Our Invisalign accredited providers are experienced, ready to answer all your queries, and will discuss all the possible treatment options available for you.

At the end of the day, we believe that the right dentist for you is the one who will lay out all your treatment options on the table, allowing you to make informed decisions, while ensuring that your entire treatment process is as enjoyable, comfortable and hassle-free as possible.

Good communication between you and your dentist is the best way to ensure a smooth and successful treatment.

In addition, please only proceed with the treatment if you are fully comfortable with the treatment plan proposed by your Invisalign provider.

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