For many adults, invisible braces in the Philippines, also sometimes referred to as clear aligners, are an excellent choice for achieving their most beautiful smiles and boosting their confidence. These snug-fitting plastic trays are discreet and don’t require major lifestyle changes, but are able to effectively remedy most mild to moderate tooth misalignment issues.
If you’re considering getting invisible braces, here’s what you need to know, beginning with how much they cost.
How much are invisible braces in the Philippines?
In the case of ALINA invisible braces prices, each set can cost between PhP 180,000 and PhP 250,000, or a bit more in some rare cases. This is because invisible braces are specially designed for you and your teeth. That means they can’t be mass produced and each set is unique. It’s kind of like buying a bespoke dress or suit: the item is crafted specially for you and suited to your specific needs.
Are invisible braces better than braces?
Invisible braces have a number of advantages over traditional metal braces. Here are some of them.
- They’re invisible. This is a major benefit for people who want a more beautiful smile, but don’t want to appear in public with a mouth full of metal. As long as they’re well cared for, the trays that come as part of the set are designed to be perfectly transparent, so they won’t call attention to themselves, unlike the wires and brackets that are part of traditional braces.
- They’re easy to clean. Simply brushing and rinsing them whenever you take them out should be enough to keep them clear and clean. Traditional braces, on the other hand, often need to be cleaned with special brushes and other tools, to dislodge any trapped food in them.
- They’re removable. Traditional metal braces need to be removed and maintained by a trained orthodontist. They also need to be tightened regularly, so visits to the orthodontist will become part of a braces-wearer’s calendar. On the other hand, invisible braces can be removed any time, and should be removed when eating or drinking. Just remember to try to wear the trays for at least 22 hours a day, for best results.
- They won’t impose dietary or lifestyle restrictions on the wearer. Users of traditional metal braces are usually advised to avoid crunchy, hard, or sticky foods, to prevent the wires and brackets from being dislodged or damaged. On the other hand, invisible braces users can eat whatever they want, as long as they remove their trays before eating or drinking first.
- Fewer visits to the dentist – With ALINA, you’ll receive your fresh set of aligners in the comfort of your home. Expert smile designers will be in touch with you, monitor the progress of your treatment, and give you a fresh set of trays every month until your desired smile is achieved. No more manual tightening necessary!
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How long do invisible braces last?
Usually, a user will have to wear their invisible braces for between 12 and 18 months to complete their treatment with ALINA. This is quite a bit less than many treatment periods for users of traditional metal braces, who typically have them in for at least two years.
Individually, each tray is worn for between two to three weeks. After that, the wearer moves on to the next tray in the set, to continue to gently move teeth into their ideal positions.
What misalignment issues can invisible braces fix?
Invisible braces work just as well as traditional braces in remedying mild to moderate cases of the following misalignment issues:
- Open bite – A misalignment issue in which the upper front teeth fail to overlap the lower teeth, resulting in a gap at the front of the mouth. This condition makes eating and even speaking difficult.
- Overcrowding – A condition in which a patient’s mouth does not have enough space for all of their teeth. This causes the teeth to move, tilt, and bump into one another, and can result in damage to them.
- Overbite – A tooth spacing issue in which the upper front teeth jut too far forward past their overlap of the lower front teeth. A slight overbite of 1 to 2 mm is normal, but anything more than that may be a nuisance.
- Underbite – The opposite condition of overbite, in which the front upper teeth sit behind the lower teeth. People with underbite have complained of persistent headaches and jaw pain as a result of their condition.
- Crossbite – A tooth misalignment condition in which some of the upper teeth sit behind their counterparts on the lower jaw. This condition is often confused with underbite, but where underbite affects the entire upper set of teeth, crossbite only affects a few of them. In fact, some cases of crossbite affect only a single tooth.
Why you should choose ALINA for invisible braces in the Philippines
ALINA clear aligners are specially designed to allow wearers to truly uncover their smiles. Make ALINA your choice for your partner to a beautiful smile if you want a product with:
- Better materials – ALINA is made from a space-age, highly durable material with just the right amounts of flexibility and rigidity, to uncover your smile gently but effectively.
- Better technology – ALINA is powered by its AlinaSmile technology, which uses Artificial Intelligence to determine your most beautiful smile, according to your face shape and the Golden Ratio.
- Better results – With more than 25 years of experience in the US and Canada, as well as thousands of patients’ beautiful smiles uncovered, the results of partnering with ALINA speak for themselves.
In addition, ALINA itself has a number of advantages over other competing brands of aligners. While other brands usually have to have their aligner trays designed and manufactured abroad, ALINA’s are made right in the heart of Metro Manila. Waiting times and processing times are significantly reduced, which means our patients will be able to uncover their smiles sooner.
Book a consult today to begin uncovering your most beautiful smile!