Do you have crooked teeth that you try to painstakingly hide every time someone takes a picture of you? Wouldn’t you want to feel more confident during those moments? Sure, you can get braces just like everyone else. But what if I told you there is actually an alternative that doesn’t stand out like braces and is in fact, invisible?
Enter Invisalign, a revolutionary treatment in Singapore for straightening your teeth without bringing too much attention to yourself. From the name itself, Invisalign promises to be “invisible” or unnoticeable while giving you the benefits of braces.
Also known as clear tray aligners, Invisalign uses a series of custom-fitted mouthpieces to slowly but surely move your teeth to a much more ideal position. There are other brands of clear aligners, but Invisalign has stood out from the rest for its ease of use and popularity.
Who can get Invisalign?
Before you go and spend a fortune on Invisalign, take note that they are not always the recommended treatment for crooked teeth. As Dentaleh recommends, to know whether or not Invisalign is for you, you should first meet your dentist for a consultation.
Aligners are usually prescribed only to adults and teens and for mild to moderate cases of crooked teeth. For more dramatic cases, braces are often the only option available. For children, it all depends on the assessment of the dentist. Their teeth are still in the process of growing and trying to align them may have some unwanted effects.
Why not just get braces?
There are a few advantages Invisalign offers that braces do not. First, you won’t have to suffer what people call “metal mouth”, which is a common occurrence with metal braces. Invisalign is also less conspicuous compared to braces which practically announces itself to everyone each time you open your mouth. Finally, Invisalign can be freely removed if needed, especially when you’re eating or brushing your teeth.
How does Invisalign fix your teeth?
Before you get fitted for your clear aligners, your dentist will first assess your teeth and formulate a treatment plan to get your teeth to their correct positions. Every one or two weeks, you will be fitted with a new version of Invisalign that will slowly adjust the position of your teeth.
Invisalign is manufactured using a special plastic that is comfortable enough to wear while applying just enough pressu