23 September 2020

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Zenyum vs Invisalign – What’s the Difference? | Zenyum SG

What is Invisalign, and how are Zenyum invisible braces different? We give you the low-down here, so you know what you’re getting into.

Zenyum invisible braces in its tray

If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth to get a perfectly aligned smile, you’ve probably jumped on the Google train and started your journey into the wild-west of invisible teeth-straightening treatments.

Likely, you’ve come across the name, Invisalign. And Zenyum.

Along with a ton of dubious clear aligner options promising to straighten your teeth with zero hours spent in the dentist chair. 

This begs the question: Which invisible braces is best for you? 

No doubt, Invisalign is a popular transparent braces option in Singapore. But what exactly is it, and how is Zenyum different? We give you the low-down here, just so you know what you’re getting into. 

What are invisible braces?

Clear braces are a transparent, plastic alternative to traditional metal braces used to adjust and align teeth. They are removable (unlike metal braces) and work by exerting consistent pressure on your teeth, so they shift and straighten over time.

Invisible braces might seem like a modern invention. But in reality, dentists have been using plastic to shift teeth since the end of World War 2.

The problem was it wasn’t the most convenient procedure.

Given technological constraints, you’d need to visit the dentist every time to get new putty impressions of your teeth. It wasn’t until the advent of 3D-scanning technology, and specialised software that dentists could create accurate digital impressions, map out a treatment plan and fast-track the manufacture of plastic aligners at scale.

What is Invisalign?

Align Technology, Inc – the creators of Invisalign – was one of the first firms to manufacture plastic aligners using digital impressions instead of putty impressions.

The idea was simple.

Use 3D visualisation and CAD (computer-aided design) software, to create custom-made clear aligners for individual treatment plans. 

What is Zenyum?

Zenyum is a Smile Cosmetics startup that aims to make invisible braces more accessible in Asia. Zenyum uses 3D scans, CAD software, and 3D-printing to customise our transparent braces.

Zenyum is 70% more affordable than traditional teeth-straightening options. That doesn’t mean we compromise on quality though.

We’re just better at:

  • Giving more bang for your buck especially if you need minor corrections,
  • Centralising our aligner production in the region,
  • Streamlining our processes with technology, and
  • Passing the savings on to you, giving you more reason to smile!

You will have to see the dentist in person at least 3–4 times, but this pales in comparison to other invisible braces providers where 10+ visits is the norm.

How do we achieve this?

Through smart technology.

Upload pictures of your teeth with a qualified dental professional monitoring your teeth movements, so you save chair time in clinics.

Zenyum vs Invisalign (What’s the difference?)

Zenyum and Invisalign serve patients with different needs, and at different price points.

Here’s a quick snapshot of what to expect.




How much does it cost?

  • ZenyumClear: $2,590*
  • ZenyumClear Plus: $3,900*, depending on the complexity of the case.

Average from $2,888 to $8,000, depending on the complexity of the case.

Licensed dental supervision?

Who benefits the most?

  • ZenyumClear: More straightforward cases, such as ex-braces wearers
  • ZenyumClear Plus: More complex cases that may involve severe crowding of teeth and/or require extractions
  • Can be utilised across the full spectrum of patient profiles from complex cases with severe crowding of teeth, straightforward cases, and ex-braces wearers.

Dental clinic visits?

Yes, 3+ visits

Yes – number of visits to be determined by the treatment provider

Average treatment duration?

  • ZenyumClear: 3 – 9 months
  • ZenyumClear Plus: 9 – 15 months

3 – 18 months, depending on clinical condition

Remote monitoring via mobile app?

Any age restrictions?


Available for pre-teens, teens, and adults


*Prices above do not include a) the $150-$175 charged for your first dental consultation b) an additional $100 should you require a repeat 3D scan of your teeth for refinements. Prices are also captured on a biweekly basis and may be subject to change and GST.

Which invisible braces is best for me?

We know it’s tempting to compare Zenyum and Invisalign purely on price. But we highly recommend you dig a little deeper to find out which invisible braces best fits your needs.

Where to start?

Take our FREE online Smile Assessment below. It’s never too late to join the smile revolution!

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