Invisalign (Invisible Aligners)

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign uses a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners that no one can tell you're wearing.

Your Invisalign treatment will consist of a series of aligners that you switch out about every two weeks. Each aligner is individually manufactured with exact calculations to gradually shift your teeth into place.

Since the aligners are clear and virtually invisible, you can smile more during treatment as well as after. Invisalign is made with 3-D computer imaging technology and has been proven to be highly effective and accurate, especially for adults.


Why Invisalign?

braces vs invisalign

Sure, there are other options out there for straightening your teeth, but none offer the level of comfort, convenience and confidence that you'll find with Invisalign. While the end results may appear the same - a confident, beautiful smile - you will appreciate how the cutting-edge technology of Invisalign has minimal interference on your life.

 

Here is how Invisalign compares with conventional metal braces:

  Invisalign Braces
Effectively treats a wide variety of cases, including crowding, spacing, crossbite, overbite and underbite. X X
Straightens your teeth. X X
Allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete. X  
Allows you to brush and floss your teeth normally for better periodontal health. X  
Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy. X  
Consists of smooth, comfortable FDA approved polymer instead of sharp metal, eliminating mouth abrasion normally associated with braces. X  
Lets you enjoy virtually invisible teeth-straightening. X  
Frees up your busy schedule, with office visits only every six weeks. X  

 

 

Invisalign advantagesHow long is the treatment ?

Total treatment time averages 12-18 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

 

What is the difference between Invisalign Full, Invisalign Lite and Invisalign i7?

At DP Dental, we offer three different options of Invisalign systems to best fit your needs. While all Invisalign systems provide the same comfort, discretion and convenience to our patients, the treatment duration and outcome varies. If your teeth only require minor movement, you may be a candidate for the Invisalign i7 system.

Please consult our doctors at +65 6282 0122 for your personalized treatment plan.

Invisalign Full vs lite vs i7

 

How are the Invisalign aligners made?

Step 1: Initial Consultation

During this visit, our doctors will discuss the issues you have with your teeth and the results you are looking for. Once our doctors determine that Invisalign is a suitable treatment option for you, a treatment plan will be mapped out with your goals in mind. Then, impressions and pictures of your teeth will be taken.


Step 2: Digitizing a 3-D virtual treatment plan

The impressions and photos of your teeth will be digitized to create a digital 3-D image of them. From these images our doctors will map out a precise treatment plan, including the exact movements of your teeth. Using this same technology, our doctors will even be able to show you a virtual representation of how your teeth will move with each stage of treatment.

 

 

Step 3: Fabricating your personalized aligners

At our US invisalign laboratory, customized aligners are created with advanced technology for you to wear at each stage of your treatment. Each aligner is slightly different, moving your teeth gradually into the desired position. While the number of aligners varies for each individual, a full set of treatment typically includes 20-20 aligners per arch.


Step 4: A simple process with only occasional checkups

You will wear the aligner day and night, only taking then out to eat, brush and floss, for approximately two weeks, before moving on to the next aligner in the series. Our doctors see you every four to six weeks for a progress review; and to issue the next sets of aligners in the series at these appointments. During the process, you will be able to see your teeth gradually move into place. Your smile will, little by little, reveal the real you.