Caring for your Invisalign during the this challenging period should not be difficult – that is one of the advantages of using the Invisalign system, but we can always do with more tips and tricks from the professionals. We go over the different ways that you can clean your Invisalign aligners to ensure they last. We also mention what to avoid.
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Orchard Scotts Dental is an Invisalign Diamond Provider since 2014. From simple to complex cases, each Invisalign case will be treated and managed with Invisalign expertise and clinical experience to ensure you achieve your dream smile.
the benefits of invisalign
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Unlike old braces and retainers, Invisalign aligners are flexible, smooth, and nearly invisible which means they free you from the painful periodic tightening needed for metal braces. These custom aligners move your teeth into proper position gently and gradually which means you no longer have to put up with wires cutting into sensitive mouth tissue, getting food in your braces and foul odour from hardware that can’t be cleaned.
The Orchard Scotts Dental Difference
- more than just straight teeth
You have a busy life, and the dental professionals at Orchard Scotts Dental understand that. That’s why we offer an accelerated treatment program for our Invisalign patients. Each smile is unique and presents its challenges, but in most cases, our smile designers can design a quickened treatment program that yields a significant and noticeable improvement in your smile.
At Orchard Scotts Dental, our dental professionals do everything they can to treat your smile in a non-invasive manner. What that means for our patients is that, nine times out of ten, we don’t remove their pre-molar teeth. Although there are some cases where extraction is unavoidable, we will always do our best to leave you with all the same teeth you had when you first arrived in our office.
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what can invisalign fix?
Statistics show that nearly 70 per cent of children exhibit the signs of an overbite, which turns it into one of the most common orthodontic problems. An overbite is characterised by the upper teeth being too far in front of the bottom teeth. Invisalign can easily fix the issue to ensure a proper fit and reduce the risk of dental problems down the line.
The opposite of an overbite, an underbite has the bottom teeth being in front of the top ones. Underbites often cause extensive tooth wear and even speech issues. Through the use of Invisalign, the bottom teeth can be pushed back until they reach an anatomically-correct position.
It is possible for some upper teeth to sit in front of the lower ones and for some to fall behind when your mouth is closed. This problem is called crossbite and it can contribute to both tooth wear and gum problems. Individual incorrectly positioned teeth can be aligned properly with the others through the use of Invisalign.
Having a gap in the middle of your upper teeth is often considered charming but such gaps can contribute to food getting stuck there and being difficult to clean. Eventually, gum issues will follow. A gap can be closed effortlessly through the use of Invisalign, contributing to significant dental health improvements.
When your upper and lower teeth don’t meet if your mouth is closed, you can conclude confidently that you are dealing with an open bite. Open bite is quite common among children who do excessive thumb sucking and it can contribute to rapid tooth wear and speech issues. The upper and lower teeth can both be moved into correct position for appropriate closure through the use of Invisalign.
If there isn’t enough jaw room for all the existing teeth, they can become twisted and start overlapping. Aside from not being aesthetically-pleasing, crowded teeth often cause tartar and plaque build-ups in places that are difficult to reach. Depending on the extensiveness of the problem, Invisalign can be utilised to move teeth to their correct spots.
Invisalign can be used on baby teeth, permanent teeth or a mix of the two. Depending on the current situation, our dentists will work out a plan to give you the best possible outcome. It is never too early (or too late) to give proper teeth alignment with Invisalign a try.
If you are not happy with the alignment of your teeth and you want them to be straighter, consider an Invisalign intervention. Getting your teeth to be better aligned is one of the easiest goals to accomplish with these invisible aligners.
orchard scotts dental invisalign team
Founded by Dr. Jerry Lim and Dr. Ronnie Yap, Orchard Scotts Dental is backed with decades of experience and skilled in virtually all areas of dentistry, including orthodontic treatment with Invisalign, aesthetic, implant and restorative dentistry.
Our philosophy of providing non-invasive treatment and specialist skills allow us to inspire transformation beyond teeth straightening – to holistic aesthetic revolving around the smile itself. Our dentists are respected for their insights and expertise and are actively involved in the continuing dental education scene in Singapore and Internationally.
When you entrust your Invisalign journey to Orchard Scotts Dental, you are putting a dedicated team of experienced dental professionals who have been transforming smiles since 2006 to work on your smile makeover.
What to expect with Invisalign® treatment
to face or virtual)
This is your first step towards achieving your dream smile! Our doctors will examine your teeth, assess your suitability and show you what Invisalign treatment can do for you.
Get your personalized
Start with a fast, precise digital scan (no goopy putty required). Next, our doctors will map out a custom treatment plan for you. You’ll even get to preview your new smile!
ready get set
Your Invisalign journey at OSD starts here. From the first day of treatment to the last, you’ll never be on your own. The Invisalign journey is fully supervised by your doctor. Wear your aligners for 22 hours a day and treatment typically takes 6 to 16 months.
Every smile is unique. So is every budget.
Invisalign treatment ranges from $4,500 – $8,500 depending on the condition and severity of correction required. In-house and credit card instalments are made available for all our Invisalign patients.
first consultation at $107
includes a 3D digital scan of your teeth.
See how affordable your new smile could be by making an appointment today!
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The short answer is no. Some people could experience a bit of discomfort over the first few days of each treatment stage. This is normal. The feeling, however, isn’t painful – most people describe it as pressure. This pressure means that your Invisalign aligners are doing their job and getting teeth closer to their correct position.
A medical-grade thermoplastic material is used to give you custom aligners that are precisely shaped for your mouth and for the specifics of the problem you’re attempting to address.
Learn more about invisalign
Invisalign is now commonly used by orthodontists all over Singapore. It is the ideal way of aligning your teeth, since technique is virtually pain-free and requires minimal changes to your lifestyle.
However, certain additional steps do need to be taken to ensure its effectiveness in the shortest time period possible. Proper cleaning of the aligners and maintaining oral hygiene can help reduce treatment times and prevent plague production or tooth decay.
Invisalign aligners can cause minor discomfort to users, and might take some getting used to. The pain can be avoided by taking measures such as waiting for your teeth to adjust to the constant pressure, and eating soft foods. The pain can also be managed by using a cold compress and orthodontic wax, or even by biting down on Invisalign chewies to help your aligners better fit your teeth. Deciding the right time to change or set in new aligners can also help in minimising any discomfort.