If you haven’t heard, Invisalign is the new “it” in orthodontics. Invisalign is a series of clear removable aligners and an alternative to traditional metal dental braces. They are specifically designed and customized for every patient using 3-D imaging software so you can be sure that the aligners you get is made-to-measure.
With this cutting-edge technology, the orthodontist is able to show the patient a computer simulation of the teeth movement from the start of treatment until the completed result. It is certainly exciting to be able to visualize how one’s protruding, crooked or gapped teeth will be transformed into an even set of teeth and a beautiful smile.
The aesthetic advantages of having Invisalign treatment are very appealing. Many patients are eager and excited about their Invisalign treatment because they get to see their teeth move gradually.. without anyone being the wiser (since Invisalign aligners are clear and virtually invisible – analogous to “contact lens” for the teeth).
With Invisalign, you can carry on with your normal routine – you can eat and drink with no dietary restrictions since you have to take out the aligners when you are eating or brushing your teeth. You only feel the tightness/ pressure on your teeth when you first change to a new set of aligners, much like having your adjustments done on your metal braces every month. This is good because then you know that your teeth are moving in the right direction as scheduled!
Unlike traditional metal braces, these sets of clear aligners also do not have wire brackets that may create friction in the mouth, which causes ulcers or abrasions in the oral cavity. It is strongly recommended to wear your aligners for at least 20 hours per day (except for meal times) and this is easy to achieve.
Additionally, many find themselves snacking substantially less due to the inconvenience of brushing their teeth and putting the aligners back on post-snack time. This means you can lose weight at the same and look ideal aesthetically and physically too!
Specialist Dental Group (SDG) has an Invisalign Platinum Elite orthodontist, a status recognizing experienced clinicians who perform a high volume of Invisalign cases. Dr Eugene Chan, who is also known as the “Invisalign Guru” for training dentists and orthodontists in Singapore and regionally, has been awarded the Platinum Elite status for many years as being one of the most experienced Invisalign orthodontists in Singapore. Dr May Ling Eide and other members of the Specialist Dental Group team are also Invisalign accredited and are happy to help you achieve your dream smile.
Specialist Dental Group (SDG) Invisalign Orthodontists
Dr Eugene Chan, is an Australian trained orthodontist and an Invisalign Consultant. He sits on the International Accreditation Panel for Invisalign Australia and Asia Pacific and is one of the top Invisalign Platinum Elite Providers in Australia and Singapore. Dr Chan regularly trains dentists and orthodontists in Singapore and the region and is able to handle complex orthodontic cases using Invisalign as a treatment option.
Dr May Ling Eide is a UK orthodontist at SDG. She received her specialty training in the United Kingdom and is an Adjunct Clinical Lecturer at the National University of Singapore. Dr Eide is an Invisalign accredited dentist and can provide a range of treatment options to align teeth including braces (ceramic and self-ligating) and Invisalign.