Invisalign

Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment which involves using customised, clear ‘aligners’ (similar to clear retainers) to gradually straighten your teeth and correct bite problems.

Invisalign has enjoyed tremendous popularity due to its comfort, flexibility of wear and patient involvement in treatment planning. These treatments are available at our clinic in Singapore.

Our Doctors will do a 3D mock-up of what your teeth currently look like, and what they will look like after Invisalign treatment. You are free to see the final result and even make changes to certain things yourself before proceeding.

We will go through as many treatment plans or alterations as you like before proceeding.

Invisalign aligners at our clinic in Singapore are almost invisible which allows our patients to continue to function during work and socially without being conscious. The ‘smart-track’ material is extremely comfortable on the lips, cheeks and tongue.

Aligners are normally removed when eating so there are no diet restrictions when using Invisalign.

You may visit invisalign.com to read more about how it works. You are also able to use the Smileview app.

This app allows you to get a real feel of the invisalign treatment process. You can follow the instructions and upload a photo and the digital technology will show you how your teeth will look after Invisalign. You can actually see the teeth moving and the final result. You can do this before visiting our clinic and starting treatment. It serves as more of a guide to what can be achieved. Of course, it will be planned and executed in far more detail when we start the treatment.

As Invisalign is a type of orthodontic treatment, anyone who requires orthodontic treatment should always consider Invisalign.

Invisalign is able to treat any type of orthodontic problem including more complex treatment plans. In addition, you should consider Invisalign if:

  • You want your orthodontic treatment to be discreet
  • You are looking for a comfortable way of straightening teeth
  • You do not want to have any dietary restrictions while undergoing treatment
  • You want to have the flexibility of being able to remove aligners
  • You do not want to have to visit the dentist every month for adjustments and would rather have less frequent visits

Procedure

Once you start wearing your first aligner you will acclimatise very quickly. The “Smart-Track” material used in the aligners make them very comfortable and easy to wear. Ideally you should wear your aligners for 18-22hrs each day. This will result in the quickest and best treatment results.

After being issued several aligners, we will schedule review appointments every 6-12 weeks (depending on your schedule). These appointments are normally short duration. We will check that the teeth are tracking in the right way and at the right times. We will also be able to issue you with more aligners each time you come until your treatment is complete.

Is it painful?

Another great advantage with Invisalign is the great deal of comfort throughout the process. There are no brackets and wire, so you do not feel anything pushing against your gums, lips or tongue. It is an entirely comfortable process.
How long will my treatment last?

How long will my treatment last?

This of course will be dependent on your specific condition. Some Invisalign treatments take as little as 10 weeks to achieve your dream smile. Others can take up to 12-14 months to achieve a great result.

One certainty is that as long as you wear your aligners, you will achieve a great result in a relatively short time frame. You will also enjoy the process.

How exactly do aligners straighten my teeth?

Align technology which owns the Invisalign brand were the pioneers of using clear aligners to straighten teeth.

Essentially a clear aligner is made to fit on your teeth as they are right now. Then one is made for the final position of your teeth. Then aligners are made in between the start and finish changing the teeth position a few millimeters at a time. This does not put too much pressure on your teeth, so they remain healthy and strong.

But at the same time, we are also changing the position of each tooth with each aligner we wear. As long as your aligners are worn constantly, there will be a constant but very light force on each tooth to slowly move it into the desired position.

How many aligners are made for you depends on how much straightening needs to be done. It can range from only 7 aligners, all the way to upwards to 25 or 30 aligners.

Each aligner is generally worn for 2 weeks. During 2 weeks, your teeth shift into that positon predetermined for that particular aligner. Then we upgrade to the next aligner and so on until the teeth are in the final position shown to you at our initial 3D mock up.

Advantages of a Invisalign

Cost Information

The cost of Invisalign depends upon the complexity and duration of treatment. At Ashford we offer interest free installment plans for all orthodontic treatment. Please get in touch with us for further pricing details.

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