You may have come across the word "Invisalign" being mentioned as a treatment procedure that can help straighten crooked teeth. However, did you know that Invisalign is merely one of the many systems of clear aligners that are available in Singapore? The market for clear aligner systems has definitely expanded over the past couple of years to cater to various preferences and budgets. Here is an overview of the various clear aligner systems that are available in Singapore!
What are clear aligners?
Clear aligners are also known as invisible aligners because of their transparent nature, hence making them a popular option for adults and teenagers alike as they offer a more discreet alternative to traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are custom made for each patient and are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day. Each upper and lower set is to be worn for 1-2 weeks before moving on to the next set in the series. This helps to gradually shift teeth into their desired position, ultimately transforming the your smile.
How do clear aligners differ from braces? Click here to find out.
What are the some of the clear aligner systems available in Singapore?
Invisalign is probably the most well-known and commonly used brand of clear aligner systems in Singapore. It was initially introduced to treat mild malocclusions only. However, with the introduction of attachments and other supplementary aids, Invisalign is now used to treat all types of malocclusions. One thing that makes Invisalign stand out from the rest of the clear aligner systems is the use of SmartTrack1 material for their aligners. This material is strong to provide optimal force to control tooth movement and yet transparent enough to be more appealing to patients who are more self conscious. Invisalign treatment in Singapore typically costs $5300 to $ 10200.
Zenyum is indicated mainly for mild to moderate malocclusion cases. It utilises medical grade plastic and is one of the most affordable clear aligner systems. This is because the treatment progress can be remotely monitored by dentists through their app, hence reducing the number of physical visits to the clinic. The price of Zenyum treatment ranges from $2690 to $4590.
Just like how Invisalign has their patented material, ClearCorrect aligners are made from ClearQuartz which are known to be resistant to stains2 and cracks. The material is also known to be thinner, hence making them much less noticeable when patient are wearing them. When it comes to price, ClearCorrect is definitely more affordable, ranging from $1500 to $6000.
*Please kindly note that all prices are general estimates. For precise pricing, please consult the relevant websites directly.
How do I decide which system is good for me?
There are several factors to consider before deciding which clear aligner system is suitable for you, such as your finances, preferences, and goals. For complex malocclusion cases, it might be good to consider Invisalign as it offers a comprehensive treatment adaptability and customisability. If you are looking for a more affordable option, Zenyum might be the right option for you. ClearCorrect offers a middle ground between the two. We would highly recommended to see your dentist first for a consultation as they are there to provide you with more detailed advise.
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