Invisalign Teeth-Straightening Journey
Three young patients open up about their Invisalign treatment and teeth-straightening journey, complete with progress photos and dentist’s notes. If you’re eager to see Invisalign clear aligner in action, here’s your chance!
One of the most popular stories here on YourSmile.SG is our guide to 6 Types of Crooked Teeth & How to Fix Them. Another is Straighten Your Teeth Without Anyone Knowing (which is a quick introduction to Invisalign). We put two and two together, and figured that many of you would be curious about how Invisalign actually works in different cases — keyword here being actually.
So, we reached out to three Invisalign patients at i.Dental, the Invisalign Dedicated Clinic in Singapore, and they have graciously, and very generously, agreed to share their story. The Invisalign process typically takes 18 to 24 months, so we’ve fast-forwarded it to show you the before, during and after. You want the real deal? Read on!
Case File 1: Ruby, 18, Female
Meet Ruby, a sweet 18-year-old with a bright, bubbly personality whose enthusiasm for life was marred only by her crooked teeth. She didn’t like her uneven bunny teeth, so she turned to Dr Julius Tong for some invisible intervention… with visible results!
In Ruby’s case, she needed some extra room for her teeth to line up well. Instead of extracting teeth to make space, Dr Tong used Invisalign to achieve distalisation (read: moving teeth back into wisdom teeth area) while gently nudging her teeth into position.
Here is Ruby’s progression over the course of her Invisalign treatment:
And here’s her smile after completing Invisalign:
Case File 2: Angel, 17, Female
This is Angel. She’s 17 and juggling a full and fulfilling life in and outside school. When she got tired of seeing gappy and protruding teeth in the mirror, she decided on Invisalign. The treatment is helping her do more than straighten her teeth though; it’s also fixing her open bite.
This is Angel’s smile before Invisalign:
She still has some time left on her treatment, mainly to improve her bite, but Angel is already spotting a straight-A smile:
Case File 3: Kai, 22, Male
Say ‘hi’ to Kai, an active 22-year-old with an outward personality and a set of inward teeth. He complained of crowded and messy teeth, which Dr Julius Tong discovered to be a case of crossbite. It was Invisalign to the rescue, especially since cross bites could cause complications beyond an unsatisfactory smile.
Here is Kai before his Invisalign treatment:
He’s not done yet, but check out how much his smile has already improved!
Special thanks to Ruby, Angel and Kai for agreeing to this feature and kudos to Dr Julius Tong for helping them create the smile they want! As an accredited Invisalign provider of the Platinum Elite tier in Singapore, Dr Tong works with plenty of patients, especially teens and young adults. He’s a firm believer that Invisalign is the Future of Teen Orthodontics, so if you’d like to speak with him about orthodontic treatment, request for a consultation today!