If you’re plagued by orthodontic issues of overbite, underbite or open bite making a severe dent in your confidence and holding you from giving a natural smile, chances are that you might already be wearing braces. And if metallic braces or porcelain veneers puts a blemish on your look, you always have the option of replacing your old set of stainless steel or ceramic teeth support with clear braces or Invisalign aligners. 

The exclusive benefits of fitting Invisalign trays on your teeth are that these are almost invisible to the eye and can be taken off and reinstalled quite effortlessly – coming in handy when you need to remove the aligners before brushing your teeth or taking your meals. 

If you’re visiting our dental clinic in Singapore for a consultation with the orthodontist you would understandably be filled with questions. There  are some things you should expect before taking the plunge.

1. Is Invisalign for You?

Invisalign can help with

  • Overbite or Deep bite
  • Underbite
  • Open Bite
  • Overcrowding
  • Crossbite
  • Spacing
  • Overjet
  • General straighter teeth

For these issues, Invisalign should be able to fix them if the severity ranges from mild to moderate. If you are not sure, always make an appointment with a dentist to see if you are eligible. If your orthodontic issue is severe or acute e.g. the gaps between teeth are remarkably wide or the teeth on your upper jaw completely envelopes their counterparts on the lower jaw, then Invisalign trays may not be for you. Again, check in with an Invisalign qualified dentist.

When it comes to age, you can never be too old for this treatment. For the young, options are available for those who have shed their baby teeth.

Learn more about the issues that Invisalign can fix here.

2. Price is a Factor

Any good thing comes with a price and surely that holds for Invisalign as well. Depending on the complexity of your issue, you may have to go for multiple sessions where your old or previous aligners will be replaced with a new set. The cost of treatment may vary based upon the duration of the treatment and also differ from clinic to clinic. Check the affordable cost of Invisalign at our Singapore dental clinic as well as payment plans:

  1. Go here to learn about our prices: https://www.orchardscottsdental.com/poweredby/affordable-fees-available-for-invisalign-treatment/
  2. Contact us at 
    1. Telephone: +65 6732 9939
    2. Fax: +65 6732 6883
    3. Email: enquiry@orchardscottsdental.com

3. Your Orthodontist or Clinic Matters

To get the best dental care you can it is of our opinion that you should always go for an orthodontist who has garnered extensive experience in fitting sets of Invisalign braces on patients’ teeth and has gone through an Invisalign certification program. Try to first schedule a consultation with an Invisalign-qualified dentist in Singapore to establish whether you need to go in for an Invisalign procedure.

Check with them on their credentials and previous experience. Also, take a look at their before and after photos if available. You need to also be sure that the dental clinic is always using the latest technology available from Invisalign and not using outdated or counterfeit products.

Orchard Scotts Dental is a dedicated Invisalign Dental Clinic appointed by Align Technology so you can be sure you are working only with dentists that have the right qualifications and who also possess heaps of experience. You can also be sure that our clinic only uses the best equipment and products to help you achieve the perfect smile!

4. You May Have To Do Without Lipstick or Lip Gloss

If you want to keep the aligners or the attachments in good condition, you may temporarily wish to part ways with lipsticks and maybe even colored lip glosses for a while. The chemicals in the lipsticks may react with the aligners and lipstick stuck on the braces might make you appear like a hobgoblin. 

5. You’ll Have To Get Used To Brushing Your Teeth More Often

Invisalign offers you the liberty to eat all your favorite foods but then there is a high probability of plaque formation owing to deposition of food particles. So, you’ll need to brush your teeth more often to allay and/or prevent plaque formation.