If you’re thinking about straightening your teeth to improve your smile, you’ve probably heard about invisible braces, also known as clear aligners.
Likely, you’ve come across the names, Invisalign and Zenyum.
There are a multitude of other clear aligner options promising to straighten your teeth with zero hours spent in the dentist chair.
This begs the question: Which invisible braces option is best for you?
In this article we highlight the key benefits of Zenyum, what it does and how it’s different to other popular brands like Invisalign. Read on for the low-down.
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 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 focus on:
● Giving you great value for money,
● 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: How Do They Compare?
Zenyum has quickly grown to become one of Asia’s largest consumer brands, establishing its presence in nine markets across Asia, by transforming the invisible braces experience – read more here.
Align Technology, Inc – the creators of Invisalign clear aligners – was one of the first and largest firms to manufacture plastic aligners.
The idea was simple: use 3D visualisation and CAD (computer-aided design) software, to create custom-made clear aligners for individual treatment plans.
Here’s a quick snapshot of what to expect from each brand.
|How much does it cost?|
Between $2,650 to $3,990*, 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
|Dental clinic visits?||Yes, 3+ visits||Yes – number of visits to be determined by the treatment provider|
|Average treatment duration?||3 – 18 months, depending on clinical condition|
|Remote monitoring via mobile app?||✓||✓|
|Any age restrictions?||Teens, adults||Pre-teens, teens, and adults|
*Applicable for Zenyum: Prices above do not include a) the $150-$186 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.
#Applicable for Invisalign: price may be higher at times, depending on the complexity of your case and as advised by your dentist.
Which invisible braces is best for you?
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. Learn more about Zenyum by taking our FREE online smile assessment.
Just click on the link below and take your first step to smiling more!
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