For folks who are looking to straighten misaligned teeth, braces are but one of the choices you can opt for. You can also go for clear aligners, and what’s come to be synonymous with them — Invisalign clear aligners.
How do they work? Clear aligners are less visible and work by gradually straightening teeth, with the user changing to a new custom-made set every few weeks. And unlike braces, they can be easily removed to eat or brush your teeth.
We tap Dr. Hwang Yee Cheau, an orthodontist at TP Dental Surgeons and also an adjunct professor at the NUS Faculty of Dentistry to weigh in on the benefits of clear aligners as compared to traditional braces, the dangers of shopping for aligners online, and more.