TYPES OF OCCLUSIONS THAT IT CAN TREAT:
Aside from being comfortable and virtually invisible, Invisalign is proven to provide an effective solution for a wide range of teeth alignment issues. With Dr Vaz’s several years of experience in Invisalign treatment, he has successfully treated hundreds of patients with different cases and dental needs. Invisalign can be used to change profile, correct crossbite, overbite and overcrowded teeth.
HOW INVISALIGN IS DIFFERENT FROM OTHER ALIGNERS BRANDS:
Invisalign was the first clear aligner brand in the market and their technology draws from 12 million cases and the data collected from these cases. They have a world class research team in multiple locations throughout the world that is constantly seeking to innovate and improve so that patients can expect clear aligners technology that is at the forefront of this field. In fact, with their patented SmartTrack plastic and technology, results have become more predictable compared with the original plastic. Today, Invisalign is synonymous with clear aligner treatment and is the most recognisable brand internationally.
Dr Stefan Vaz graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989 and continued his Specialist training at the world-renowned Eastman Dental Institute of the University of London. To date, he has almost 30 years of experience specializing in orthodontics.
He is a Singapore Dental Council Board Certified Specialist in Orthodontics, Fellow of the World Federation of Orthodontists, a Member of the American Association of Orthodontists, and a Fellow of the Academy of Medicine Singapore.
He is one of the most prolific users of Invisalign in Singapore. He is a member of the Invisalign International Steering committee and even lectures Invisalign staff and specialists on the Invisalign appliance. Additionally, he lectures around Southeast Asia and India for Invisalign, and is also the Invisalign consultant for Southeast Asia.
He was once a Visiting Orthodontic Consultant to no less than 6 different clinics. As Dr Vaz is very well versed in orthodontics, our patients can select from a variety of appliances for their needs and aesthetic requirements.
UNIQUE SELLING POINTS
About Braces is a clinic that is focused on providing good quality services to our patients. We keep our braces affordable so that everyone can have a smile that they will be confident about.
Patients in our clinic are guaranteed a dedicated team that is knowledgeable about all aspects of orthodontic (braces) treatment. Our team is also friendly and approachable to answer any enquiries.
About Braces strives to give patients different feasible options for teeth straightening and provide them the best in orthodontic care. Our clinic uses state of the art technologies such as digital scanner and 3D printer to aid in orthodontic treatments. With these technologies, patients can expect a more efficient, accurate and comfortable experience.
Also important to us is our patients’ oral hygiene. As such, we have an in-house hygienist who is available to clean patients’ teeth every 3 months when they are on orthodontic treatment.
Our clinic also upholds good hygiene standard with regular disinfection so that our patients can have a peace of mind.
Braces have come a long way over the years and metal braces have improved immensely. Many individuals believe that metal braces are cumbersome and will hinder their appearance. Breakthroughs in technology have made braces smaller, more comfortable, and sleeker! Traditional metal braces consist of small metal brackets which adheres to your teeth and connected by a metal wire. Braces are one of the easiest ways to correct crowded, crooked teeth, jaw issues, and even misaligned bites. Braces can also: prevent tooth decay, increase confidence, give you the smile you will always want to flash, and increase self-esteem.
Ceramic or tooth-coloured braces eliminate the look of metal braces. These tooth-coloured braces are designed to look natural and match the colour of your teeth so that they are hardly noticeable to the casual onlooker.
Ceramic braces are perfect for individuals who:
– Need more work done on their smile and don’t qualify for Invisalign
– Want confidence while wearing braces
– Want to avoid the “metal” look of braces
– Want fast results
Frictionless systems are braces that were created to work faster than traditional braces. These braces work extremely quickly to create spaces for crowded teeth. Frictionless systems are designed to reduce the frictional forces during tooth movement and studies have shown that the lesser forces needed to move teeth result in significantly lower levels of discomfort arising from tooth movement. This means that you will experience less pain when your teeth are being straightened.
The latest in orthodontic technology, these plastic aligners are transparent and are therefore “invisible” when worn by the patient. This system is especially popular with discerning adults. Unlike braces which are fixed to the teeth, Invisalign is removable; hence, the patient can still continue with normal brushing and flossing. Also, this system allows the patient to enjoy whatever food they want. Invisalign is made up of a smooth, comfortable plastic instead of metal, thus ulcers and mouth sores are less likely to develop. Visits to the doctor are scheduled every two months, so this system is much appreciated by working adult patients who have a busy schedule.
Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of conditions such as:
Invisalign is quite effective in changing the angulation of the front teeth. By doing so, lips can be retracted for a more pleasing profile.
Crossbite can be corrected to improve chewing ability.
Canines that are high up and malpositioned can be brought into occlusion and the front teeth can be perfectly aligned.
SEVERELY CROWDED TEETH
Severely crowded teeth can be aligned with Invisalign and can perfect the malocclusion.
Teeth that are badly rotated can be straightened with Invisalign. The incisors have been derotated 45 degrees.
BADLY PROCLINED TEETH
The angulation of the teeth can be corrected with Invisalign. Teeth that are leaning forward can be brought back to the optimal angulation.
WHY CHOOSE INVISALIGN?
There are hundreds of reasons to choose Invisalign:
People won’t notice you are in treatment.
There are fewer limitations when it comes to eating
Invisalign is more comfortable – no poky metal ties
Brushing and flossing your teeth is easier
Potentially fewer dentist visits – you are only required to come every 2 months