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Here’s everything you need to know about invisalign treatment in Singapore.

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Lady enjoying her active lifestyle while undergoing Invisalign treatment in Singapore

Invisalign – What is it?

Invisalign is a leading brand in clear aligners which is a much more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. It is virtually invisible and nobody would notice that you are getting your teeth straightened. Invisalign allows you to enjoy life to its fullest while undergoing the treatment. In case you have any concerns and worries about Invisalign Singapore procedure, please feel free to give us a call.

Invisalign straightens your teeth over time through customised aligners which are removable and invisible. These are comfortable and fit your teeth perfectly. With each change of aligners, the teeth gradually shift and adjust to the new position effortlessly. It is an ideal solution for people suffering from dental issues such as dental spacing, open bite, crossbite, crowding, deep bite and excessive overjet.

Invisalign Singapore has the ability to effectively address these common occlusal issues; Spacing, Open Bites, Crossbites, Overbites, Underbites, Crowded Teeth and Missing teeth.

Invisalign fixes over bites

Overbite

An excessive overbite is when your upper front teeth cover too much of your lower front teeth. The lower front teeth may cause trauma to your upper gums.

Invisalign solves gaps in teeth and spacing between teeth

Spacing

Spacing is when you have excessive gapping between two or more teeth. This does not look nice and can cause food to be trapped easily during eating, which may result in tooth decay and gum problems.

Invisalign fixes crowded teeth

Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth occurs when there is not don’t have enough space in the jaw for teeth to fit normally. Your teeth can bunch up, overlap and twist, sometimes getting pushed to the front or the back.

Invisalign fixes open bites

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when upper and lower teeth don’t touch/fully close when your
mouth is fully closed. Open bites typically affect appearance and may even cause patients to suffer from speech problems.

Invisalign fixes cross bites

Crossbite

Crossbite is the orthodontic condition where patients have some of their upper teeth sit behind their lower teeth when the mouth is closed.

Invisalign fixes under bites

Underbite

An underbite is a condition when your lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth. Severe cases may cause difficulty biting or chewing food or challenges when speaking.

Invisalign Treatment can resolve Under bites

Under Bite

An under bite is a condition when your lower teeth and jaw protrude in front of the upper teeth. Severe cases may cause difficulty biting or chewing food or challenges when speaking.

Invisalign Treatment can solve Gap teeth and teeth spacing

Gap Teeth

Spacing is when you have extra space between two or more of your teeth. It may not look nice and can cause food to be trapped easily during eating, which may result in tooth decay and gum problems.

Invisalign Treatment can resolve cross bites malocclusion

Cross Bites

Cross bite is the orthodontic condition where patients have some of their upper teeth sit behind their lower teeth when the mouth is closed. – Rather than on the outside like they normally would. This condition may lead to abnormal wearing of teeth and even chipping.

Invisalign treatment in Singapore can solve Open bites

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when upper and lower teeth don’t touch/fully close when your mouth is fully closed. Open bites typically affect appearance and may even cause patients to suffer from speech problems.

Invisalign Singapore can resolve crowded teeth issues

Crowded Teeth

The crowding of teeth occurs when there is not enough space in the jaw for your teeth to fit normally. Crowding can lead to teeth getting bunched up, overlaped, twisted, and even cause some teeth to be pushed to the front or the back of the mouth.

Invisalign treatment in Singapore can resolve over bites

Over Bite

An excessive overbite is when your upper front teeth cover too much of your lower front teeth. The lower front teeth may cause trauma to your upper gums.

The Invisalign Journey

Why Choose Invisalign?

Invisalign Singapore – Invisalign is a preferred teeth straightening procedure in Singapore. It is visually pleasing and easily removable. Moreover, these aligners are comfortable and suitable for the active lifestyles. It does not come with the uneasiness associated with metal brackets and offers a complete peace of mind.

It also helps to maintain healthier teeth and gums. As the aligners can be removed, you can brush and floss your teeth easily. Metal braces often hinder oral hygiene and may even lead to plaque formation. As a result, a lot of people choose Invisalign to straighten their teeth.

When you opt for Invisalign Singapore treatment, there is no need to visit a clinic every 3 to 4 weeks to make adjustments to your aligners. Instead, you only need to schedule visits once every 6 to 8 weeks. The treatment also offers an accurate timeline to visualise the changes.

Benefits of Invisalign Treatment 

happy lady wearing her Invisalign clear aligners and hugging a pillow

Comfortable to Wear

Invisalign braces are very comfortable, unlike conventional braces. They don’t cause any dental discomfort and it allows you to live a very active lifestyle.

attractive lady undergoing Invisalign treatment in Singapore

Highly Aesthetic & Invisible

The Invisalign procedure ensures a natural look that is visually extremely pleasing and yet at the same time, it does not give away the fact that you are undergoing teeth straightening.

attractive lady undergoing Invisalign treatment in Singapore

Good Oral Hygiene

With Invisalign, it allows you to maintain your oral hygiene as you can floss and brush your teeth as per normal. Hence, ensuring that your gums and teeth stay healthy during the teeth straightening period.

indian man smiling with a clear aligner in his hand

Removable & Convenient

With Invisalign treatment, there’s no need to worry about any restrictions or interferences with sports, diet or physical activities. You’ll be able to continue living a hassle-free life!

Dr Joshua Chong, Dentist posing in the clinic with a patient and a dental assistant | Invisalign Singapore | Invisalign Treatment Singapore

Reduced Clinic Visits

For Invisalign treatment, there is no need to visit a clinic every 3 to 4 weeks to make adjustments to your aligners. Instead, you only need to schedule visits once every 6 to 8 weeks. The treatment also offers an accurate timeline required to achieve the desired results.

Chinese lady posing with her Invisalign treatment in Singapore

Accurate Timelines

Invisalign treatment allows you to visualize every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration.

Dr Joshua Chong, Dentist at NoFrills Dental posing in the clinic with a patient and a dental assistant after doing Invisalign Treatment

Reduced Clinic Visits

For Invisalign treatment, there is no need to visit a clinic every 3 to 4 weeks to make adjustments to your aligners. Instead, you only need to schedule visits once every 6 to 8 weeks. The treatment also offers an accurate timeline required to achieve the desired results.

indian man smiling with a clear aligner in his hand

Removable & Convenient

With Invisalign treatment, there’s no need to worry about any restrictions or interferences with sports, diet or physical activities. You’ll be able to continue living a fuss-free life!

attractive lady undergoing Invisalign treatment in Singapore

Good Oral Hygiene

With Invisalign, it allows you to maintain your oral hygiene as you can floss and brush your teeth as per normal. Hence, ensuring that your gums and teeth stay healthy during the teeth straightening period.

Invisalign Singapore - Lady smiling with her Invisalign clear aligners.

Accurate Timelines

Invisalign treatment allows you to visualize every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration.

attractive lady undergoing Invisalign treatment in Singapore

Highly Aesthetic & Invisible

The Invisalign procedure ensures a natural look that is visually extremely pleasing and yet at the same time, it does not give away the fact that you are undergoing teeth straightening.

Invisalign treatment Singapore - Asian lady smiling with her Invisalign

Comfortable to Wear

Invisalign braces are very comfortable, unlike conventional braces. They don’t cause any dental discomfort and it allows you to live a very active lifestyle.

Why Invisalign @ NoFrills Dental

NoFrills Dental is an Invisalign platinum elite award winner

Invisalign Platinum Elite 2019

NoFrills Dental has been awarded with the Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider status for the year of 2019.

Our dentists have extensive experience in Invisalign and are well equipped to handle all kinds of orthodontic treatments. 

iTero Scanner in Singapore for Invisalign Treatment

Intraoral Scan + Simulation

During your initial Invisalign consult, we provide patients with an intraoral scan using the iTero Element 2, a 3D intraoral scanner.

Wondering how your NEW SMILE would look like after Invisalign Treatment? See your new smile even before you start treatment. Get a 3D Interactive Image of your teeth at NoFrills Dental.

Invisalign experts and professionals

Experienced Invisalign Providers

Our dentists at NoFrills Dental have extensive experience with Invisalign.

During your initial Invisalign consult, they’ll assess your suitability for Invisalign Treatment and answer all questions that you may have about Invisalign Treatment.

Best Invisalign dental clinic in Singapore

Invisalign Platinum Elite for 2019

NoFrills Dental has been awarded with the Invisalign Platinum Elite Provider status for the year of 2019. Accredited Invisalign providers have extensive experience with the Invisalign system and are well equipped to handle all kinds of orthodontic cases.

3D Intraoral Scanning for Invisalign treatment

Intraoral Scan + Simulation

During your initial Invisalign consult, we provide patients with an intra-oral scan using the iTero Element 2, a 3D intra-oral scanner. Wondering how your NEW SMILE would look like after Invisalign Treatment? See your new smile even before you start treatment. Get a 3D Interactive Image of your teeth at NoFrills Dental.

Best Invisalign providers in Singapore

Experienced Invisalign Providers

Our dentists at NoFrills Dental have extensive experience with Invisalign. During your initial Invisalign consult, they’ll assess your suitability for Invisalign Treatment and answer all questions that you may have about Invisalign Treatment.

Invisalign Treatment Process

1. Initial Consultation

Once you and your dentist have decided on proceeding with Invisalign treatment, the process begins with you taking:

  • X-rays of your teeth and jaws
  • Photos of your facial profile and smile
  • An impression mould or digital scan of your teeth

All this information will then be submitted to the Invisalign technical team for processing and creating a Clincheck treatment plan customised for you.

Dental check up with Dr Li Kexin

2. Clincheck Approval

After your dentist has reviewed and amended the initial proposed Clincheck treatment plan, you’ll be scheduled for a follow up consultation to discuss the proposed Clincheck treatment
plan.

Patients are highly recommended to discuss their Clincheck treatment plans with their dentist before approving. Changes can be made to the treatment plan at this point.

During this visit, patients will be able to share any concerns or questions that they may have before the aligners are fabricated.

Dr Joshua Chong with iTero Elements 2

3. Aligner Fabrication

After the confirmation of the Clincheck treatment plan by the patient, the Invisalign clear aligners will be manufactured at the Align Technology production facility in Mexico.

After these aligners have been fabricated, they’ll then be shipped over to our clinics in Singapore. This entire process usually takes about 2 weeks from the confirmation of your Clincheck treatment plan.

Invisalign clear aligner carrying case

4. Aligner Fitting & Attachments

On your next visit, your dentist will place dental attachments on your teeth in accordance to the treatment plans. Attachments are small, tooth coloured studs which are glued onto your teeth to guide the direction of force.

After which, we’ll issue a series of aligners with guidelines on how to properly wear, care and remove them. You will be given 2-3 sets of Invisalign aligners to wear till the next review about 6 weeks later. You will sequentially move up each pair of aligners till the next review with your dentist.

Each pair of aligners is usually worn for about 2 weeks before progressing to the next pair. Some clinics get their Invisalign patients started on Dental Monitoring, the A.I. tracking system that allows for an enhanced Invisalign Treatment journey.

This allows your dentist to track your Invisalign treatment in great detail through weekly photographs and an A.I. detection system that will alert your dentist in the event if any issues arise.

happy dental patient undergoing Invisalign aligner fitting

5. The Invisalign Journey

You will have to wear your aligners for 22 hours everyday, and only remove them to brush, floss or eat. Teeth will start moving gradually over time, and your dentist will monitor the progress as often as possible.

You’ll change your aligners once every 7 -10 days and come visit your dentist for physical reviews once every 6 – 8 weeks.

During these physical reviews, your dentist will monitor your progress and address any potential oral health issues.

The entire Invisalign journey, can take a year or up to 2 years for complex cases.

Invisalign is suitable for treating complex orthodontic cases

6. Finishing Treatment

At the end of Invisalign treatment, you’ll be able to confidently show the world your brand new and improved smile.

You will then need to wear retainers to hold your teeth in place. This will prevent a relapse from occurring and allow the roots of your teeth to fuse to your jawbone, permanently locking them into place.

Patients are recommended to use their retainers every day for one year after completing their Invisalign treatment to expedite the fusing process.

happy patient with a brand new smile after invisalign treatment

Cost of Invisalign in Singapore

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. If you’d like to understand the breakdown of the cost of Invisalign treatment in details, we’ve got a separate article that dives deep on the costs involved with Invisalign treatment in Singapore.

When our patients come in for an initial Invisalign consultation, a ‘one-time’ fee of $50 ( waived if patient decides to proceed with Invisalign treatment ) will be charged for a oral health + Invisalign suitability analysis and a 3D intra-oral scan of the patient’s teeth using the iTero Elements 2.

With this intra-oral scan, our dentists will present a simulated outcome of the patient’s smile AFTER COMPLETING Invisalign treatment through the use of A.I. powered diagnostics within the iTero Elements 2. This simulated outcome is a A.I. generated simulation drawing upon the database of over 6 million smiles that the Invisalign system has treated globally.

At this stage, no other fees will be collected until the patient decides to proceed with treatment. 

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 do not include other dental treatments such as extractions, retainers, fillings and cleaning

FAQs About Invisalign

Here are some of the commonly asked questions that our Invisalign accredited dentists get from patients.

Invisalign vs braces | What's the difference?

Invisalign and Braces are both forms of orthodontic treatment catered towards providing patients a newer and straighter set of teeth. There are a number of similarities, differences between the two system.

You can check out our dedicated article on Invisalign vs Braces treatment to understand more about the pros and cons of each system.

When will I be able to resume my normal daily activities?

You can resume your normal daily activities right after the treatment without pain or much discomfort. Speech may be affected initially as some patients take a day or two to get used to the aligners in the mouth. The Invisalign clear aligners are generally more comfortable than conventional braces. You may experience a general feeling of tightness as teeth are being shifted. The edges of the aligner should not cut you. If they do, please inform our dentist.

Can I remove my Invisalign clear aligners?

Yes absolutely! One of the main benefits of Invisalign treatment is the convenience of removing the clear aligners whenever you want. You can still enjoy all your favorite foods and brush and floss normally. Generally, we advise our patients to only remove their Invisalign clear aligners for up to 2 hours each day, to eat, drink, brush and floss.

Although Invisalign clear aligners are fully removable, patients will need to wear their aligners for 22 hours a day to ensure that the aligners work as they’re intended to.

Patient compliance to when it comes to aligner wear is a key factor when it comes to the overall success of Invisalign treatment as the aligners will only work when they’re worn for the correct amount of hours each day as instructed by your dentist.

Are there any clear aligner alternatives to Invisalign treatment available?

Yes! There are clear aligner alternatives to Invisalign treatment available in Singapore. At NoFrills Dental, we offer patients Invisalign, Zenyum and Aurora when it comes to Invisalign alternatives. We have a seperate article on Invisalign alternatives that you can take a look at. 

What retainer options do I have after Invisalign treatment?

Retainers are an essential portion of any orthodontic treatment. Retainers hold newly shifted teeth in place by preventing teeth from relapsing.

There are 2 main types of retainers available after Invisalign treatment; fixed/permanent retainers and removable retainers. Depending on your dental needs, requirements and lifestyle. Your dentist will recommend the retainers for you.

How often will I need to change my Invisalign clear aligners?

Generally, patients will be changing their aligners once every 10 days. Patients on the Dental Monitoring system may be able to change their aligners once every 7 days.

Are there any age restrictions for Invisalign treatment?

Generally speaking, there aren’t any age restrictions when it comes to Invisalign treatment. The Invisalign system is an ideal solution for patients of all ages (children, teens and adults) who are looking to get their teeth straightened discreetly. The only caveat when it comes to Invisalign treatment is the patient compliance necessary regarding the wearing of aligners. Patients who undergo Invisalign treatment must wear their aligners for 22 hours every single day throughout the entire treatment process in order for the aligners to work effectively.

Although the Invisalign system can treat patients of all ages, our dentists usually recommend conventional braces instead of Invisalign for patients who are unable to wear the aligners as instructed. Alternatively, an ‘aligner wear’ indicator dot can be specially placed on teen aligners, for parents to ensure that their child is wearing their aligners for enough hours every day.

Moreover, there is an Invisalign system that’s specially designed for children under the age of 12 to help improve their smiles as they grow. This system is called Invisalign First.

Do I need to extract my teeth for Invisalign treatment?

Tooth extractions are typically only needed in cases where there is severe crowding of teeth. Generally, our dentists typically avoid extractions unless it’s absolutely necessary, or in cases where an extraction will provide patients with a significantly better final result. Our dentists will advise you accordingly based on your needs and requirements during your initial consultation.

Do I need to remove my wisdom teeth before starting Invisalign treatment?

The removal of wisdom teeth is highly dependant on the current condition of your teeth and the treatment plan laid out by your dentist. Some patients may require a wisdom tooth removal when their wisdom teeth have become impacted. Impacted wisdom teeth can cause pain, oral health problems and even obstruct the movement of teeth if not removed.

Alternatively, patients who have fully erupted and well positioned wisdom teeth will not need to have them removed. In some cases wisdom teeth may even be used as an anchor to help align other teeth during the course of Invisalign treatment.

How long will the entire Invisalign treatment take?

The length and duration of Invisalign treatment solely depend on specific needs and complexity of each case. As such, the duration of the treatment will be determined by your Invisalign accredited dentist. In general, treatment for the average Invisalign case is between 12 and 18 months.

How do I properly care for my Invisalign clear aligners

  • Brush your aligners with a toothbrush followed by rinsing with cool water
  • Use denture cleaner tablets such as Polident and Brite
  • Use an ultrasonic cleaning machine; soak the aligner in the machine for 3 minutes. 

You should always aim to clean your aligners at least twice a day for hygiene reasons.

  • Do not soak the aligners in hot water as it will cause the plastic to distort.
  • Always carry the containers with you. Keep your aligners in their containers when not in use to prevent losing them, breaking them and from distortion.

Can I get all of my Invisalign clear aligners at once?

You’ll be provided with enough aligners to last between visits to your doctor (usually 3-4 sets at a time). Your doctor will review your progress every 6-8 weeks and new aligners will be given to you at these appointments. It’s best to speak to your doctor about how many aligners you will be provided with between visits.

I think my case is quite complex, am I suitable for Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign has the ability to effectively address a wide range of orthodontic issues such as  – Spacing, Crossbite, Open Bite, Crowding, Excessive Overjet and Deep Bite.

Invisalign can address complex cases as well. However, depending on the severity of the case, conventional braces may be a more suitable option as it provides dentists more flexibility in controlling the movement of teeth at every stage of your treatment.

In order to check your suitability for Invisalign treatment, please consult one of our Invisalign accredited dentist for a proper Invisalign assessment.

How often will I need to see the dentist while on Invisalign?

Our dentists prefer to schedule patients in for a physical review once every 6-8 weeks, depending on the patient’s progress, case complexity and compliance to their dentists instructions. These physical checkups are done to ensure teeth are moving as intended, and to address any potential oral health issues.

Alternatively, patients who have opted for the Dental Monitoring system are generally only asked to come in for visits once every 8 – 10 months. As the Dental Monitoring system will allow out dentists to track your progress through the A.I. powered system.

Can I still undergo Invisalign treatment if I have a dental crown/implant/bridge

For patients who have had dental crowns/implants/bridges done. Invisalign treatment may still be possible but it depends on the amount of restorative dentistry that’s already been done and complexity of the case.

It would be best for you to speak to one of our Invisalign accredited dentists to better understand your suitability for Invisalign treatment. Alternatively, our dentists may recommend other treatment options that may better suit your needs and requirements.

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