About Invisalign

NEARLY INVISIBLE

Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. This means you can always smile with confidence, as compared to traditional braces where the wires and metal brackets can be seen.

REMOVABLE

Invisalign aligners are made with SmartTrack® flexible material, making it super easy to remove and put on, unlike braces which are fixed. Now, you can enjoy your favourite food any time you want.

LESSER PAIN

SmartStage® and SmartForce® technologies ensure there will only be gradual and gentle yet effective teeth movement throughout your treatment, as compared to braces which may irritate and cause pain.

FEWER DOCTOR VISITS

Unlike braces where you have to visit your doctor once every 3-4weeks, Invislign frees up your schedule with visits to the clinic only every 6-8 weeks.

CLEARER TIMELINES

Invisalign treatment allows you to visualize every stage of the treatment, giving you a clearer picture of the treatment duration. Braces can only give you an approximate duration at the beginning of the treatment.

ORAL HEALTH

Since Invisalign aligners are removable, you can still floss and brush your teeth as per normal whereas braces may make it difficult for you to clean in between the metal brackets which can result in plaque accumulation and poor oral hygiene.

Recent Answers

How do Aurora Aligners work compared to Invisalign?

Aligner technology across the board should perform the functions of straightening malaligned teeth using similar orthodontic mechanics. There are many brands in the market, and prices may vary quite a bit. It is understandable that patients would want to know why they are paying a premium for a similar treatment that could potentially be much cheaper, and I hope the information below can help you make your decision better.

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Human

Can Invisalign close extraction gaps?

Invisalign can close extraction gaps but in my experience, this requires either additional treatment with fixed braces to ensure the teeth on either side of the gap end up in correct alignment or additional tools (such as power arms) during space closure. What tends to happen when aligners are used to close spaces, is that the crowns of the teeth tend to tip towards the gap instead of moving towards each other in an upright alignment (bodily movement). Even with fixed braces, this can be difficult to achieve. This tipping is accentuated further when patients do not wear their aligners enough.

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Dr Jaclyn Toh

Dentist

What is the difference between Invisalign Lite and Moderate?

Hello! Invisalign Lite Invisalign Lite is for cases that require 14 aligners or less. It can address minor crowding and spacing and provide simple corrections for aesthetic improvements. Invisalign Moderate Invisalign Moderate is for cases that require 26 aligners or less and can address mild to moderate crowding, spacing, overbite, and overjet (distance between upper and lower teeth from a sideways profile). Alternative Invisalign Packages Finally, there is also a comprehensive package that allows for unlimited aligners within a 5 year period.

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Dr Joanne Lam

Dentist

Recent Sessions

Teeth Alignment for Teenagers

Ended on May 30, 2020

Dr Enrica Sham completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS) from National University of Singapore (NUS) and graduated with a Dean’s List. Subsequently, Dr Sham completed her specialist training in Orthodontics at NUS and went on to pursue her Masters in Dental Surgery (Orthodontics) and Diploma of Membership in Orthodontics with the Royal College of Surgeons, Edinburgh.

With over many years of experience, TLC Dental Centre boasts a friendly team that is well informed and genuinely pleased to help explain your treatment options and help you manage the cost of dental care. Their straightforward and honest treatment plans can help you manage the costs of your family dentistry. Their clinic has a peaceful and comfortable ambience with music, it doesn’t really feel like it’s a dental practice. They promise to treat all our patients with Tender, Loving, Care. We take dentistry seriously but have fun providing it.

Braces & Invisalign

Dr Ooi is an Invisalign accredited clinician and has been providing natural smiles using this advanced digital movement system, allowing patients to have straighter and nicer teeth in the fastest and most comfortable manner. He has also undergone numerous training from renown orthodontists like Dr Kenneth Lew, Dr Derek Mahoney and Dr Chris Chang, just to name a few.

Dr Ooi also practices interceptive orthodontics for children, as some dental or jaw growth problems if left untreated could lead to the development of more severe problems over time.

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