Updated: Mar 31
Invisible braces or more commonly known as Invisalign, have been a trend among Malaysians for the past couple of years. Invisible braces became a trend for their convenience and non-invasive procedure. The procedure is commonly used for crooked teeth and misaligned teeth.
Before committing to the procedure equipping you with Invisalign, here are a few heads-ups you should know:
The cost depends on your condition and misalignment - As Malaysians, our first concern before making any sort of purchase is the cost. Thus, you should know that the cost of getting invisible braces depends on the severity of your case. The severity of the case also determines your total time for treatment.
Your oral hygiene comes first - Well, with or without invisible braces, your oral hygiene should always be a priority. Differing from metal braces, it is actually easier to maintain your oral hygiene with your invisible braces. This is due to the easy removal of Invisalign whenever you are about to have a meal or brush your teeth. - However, you should also remember to brush your teeth after every meal or to at least give your mouth a thorough rinse. This is to avoid trapping food particles against your teeth.
Retainer bound for life - Invisible braces are a full-time commitment (at least 17 to 22 hours a day), and you can definitely see results within a few months of wearing them. The whole treatment can take 1 to 2 years, depending on the severity of your condition. Despite the effectiveness of Invisalign, you should remember that you will most likely be asked to wear a retainer when you’re sleeping at night to make sure your teeth alignment doesn’t stray.
A huge upside to the invisible braces is that you’ll probably have fewer trips to the dentist! Metal braces wearers are well aware of the struggles you go through with the cuts and discomfort that appear every month. Luckily, none of these is present when you are fitted with an Invisalign.
At the end of the day, make sure you are well-informed before proceeding with the invisible braces procedure. For more information on the Invisalign procedure in Malaysia and clear aligners cost or any enquiries, just contact a Sim & Hooi Dental clinic near you for a consultation.
To prepare for your consultation, we recommend reading our article titled "Which Orthodontic Treatment is the Right One for Me?" This article will provide you with valuable information to help you make an informed decision about the best orthodontic treatment option for your individual needs.