Updated: Mar 31
Invisalign has been a highly sought-after orthodontic treatment in the past two decades and still very much so now. Are you considering straightening your teeth with a non-invasive treatment and wondering about the average cost of Invisalign in Malaysia? Unfortunately, there is no one fixed price, as Invisalign treatment plans are custom-made to best suit each patient. With nearly invisible aligners, you can successfully straighten your teeth even without anyone ever knowing!
This treatment can benefit individuals that struggle with crooked teeth, overbite, protruding front teeth, and generally those with misaligned teeth, also known as malocclusion. If the malocclusion is left untreated, it can cause discomfort when biting or chewing food, oral health complications, facial appearance shifts and even speech changes.
What causes malocclusion?
Malocclusion can be hereditary due to genetically predetermined skeletal morphology (i.e shape and size of the jaw). However, the local oral environment, which includes pressure from the lips and tongue, largely contributes to the position of the teeth. This means abnormal habits like thumb sucking or mouth breathing can have an adverse effect on teeth alignment.
In Malaysia, Invisalign's cost differs from traditional metal braces. Both treatments help with malocclusion; however, the process and execution vary. Invisalign utilizes 3-dimensional scanning and printing technology to produce a fully customised appliance for each patient.
In addition, patients can visualise the predicted final tooth alignment from a “Clincheck” video prepared by the dental practitioner. It is also much more comfortable with Invisalign, and the clear aligners can be removed when you’re eating, brushing, and flossing. Therefore, oral hygiene can be easily maintained with Invisalign. However, after the treatment, whether braces or Invisalign, it is recommended to wear a retainer to help keep the teeth alignment in place.
The Invisalign treatment will begin with a consultation with your dental practitioner. This is where you can inquire further on the procedure, duration, and even the cost of Invisalign in Malaysia. Your dental impressions and overall oral condition will then be reviewed and analysed to create a personalized treatment plan for you.
A custom series of aligners will also be made according to the stages of your Invisalign treatment plan. The slight adjustments in each aligner will move your teeth bit by bit, resulting in perfectly aligned teeth at the end of your Invisalign treatment. With regular check-ups, your dental practitioner will assist you throughout the treatment, as well as when to switch over to a new set of aligners.
As mentioned, the cost of Invisalign in Malaysia is highly dependent on the severity of misalignment in each case. The total length of treatment must also be taken into consideration. It typically takes 1-2 years for the treatment; however, it is highly dependent on one’s age and each individual.
We strongly advise you to consult a dental professional if you are considering Invisalign and have further questions on the eligibility, procedure, and how much Invisalign costs in Malaysia.
If you're still unsure whether Invisalign is suitable for you, it may be helpful to read up on the different types of orthodontic treatments available and compare the pros and cons of each option on top of the cost consideration. Additionally, this informative article on why invisible braces are more than just a trend may provide useful insights.