What you need to know about Invisalign in Malaysia

Also known as Clear-Aligner Treatment. This is the clear alternative to conventional dental braces used to adjust and straighten teeth, whilst simultaneously improving the patients smile. Through use of virtually invisible and removable custom-made smooth plastic aligners, dentists are able to place the Invisalign over the teeth allowing for a gradual shift.

Invisalign manufacture the most well known of these clear aligners - the product comprises of a series of computer-generated aligners that are tailor-made to the patient’s teeth. By changing aligners every two to three weeks, the patient’s teeth will gradually move into the correct alignment. The aligners are easy to take off throughout the treatment, allowing the patient to brush and clean their teeth and eat as per normal. Compared to traditional braces, there are no metal brackets and they’re almost invisible to the eye.

This process can help to correct Spacing, Crossbite, Open Bite, Crowding, Excessive Overjet and Deep Bite.

Clear Aligners

MyMediTravel offers 17 Dental and Medical Centers in Malaysia, many of which offer Invisalign procedures - see below for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Invisalign can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on photos and/or x-rays of the teeth and an in-person assessment with the dentist. For a bespoke quote and to discuss further with a member of our patient support team, Click Here to submit your Free Quote.

Invisalign v's Conventional Braces

1. Invisalign can be worn with more confidence due to the difficulty in seeing them.

2. Invisalign feel more comfortable, with braces irritating and sometimes even chafing the inside of the mouth.

3. Invisalign is perfect for athletes, who are able to remove them during sport.

4. Braces are semi-permanent, whereas Invisalign can be removed at any time, so less trips to the dentist are required when compared to Invisalign.

5. Braces are quicker to close gaps or straighten teeth.

6. Braces can make some foods difficult to eat, whereas with Invisalign, they can be removed whilst eating tricky meals.

Additional factors to consider:

1. Invisalign can hurt in the early phases. In general, it is less painful than traditional metal braces, and like any type of orthodontic treatment, the pain fades after the teeth adjust to wearing the aligners and to having new aligners swapped in and out.

2. Invisalign and other specialty appliances are considered optional treatments and will result in additional fees. Some plans may cover alternative appliances like Invisalign. 

3. If you are wondering if traditional braces are cheaper than Invisalign, the answer is generally yes. Of course, the actual cost of whatever option you choose will vary based on factors such as how long you will be wearing them, but traditional braces will generally run you less money than invisible aligners.

4. For an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of Invisalign Braces, watch this short video.


About Malaysia

Split across the Asian Peninsula and the Island of Borneo, Malaysia has borders with Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia and Brunei. This mix of ultra-modern world and developing nation has grown to be one of the regions main Medical Tourism destinations. With 13 JCI accredited facilities, Malaysia somewhat falls short of its neighbor Thailand. However, it remains especially popular among regional tourists, many of whom travel for Invisalign procedures, due to the low cost of treatments and high quality of care. Medical staff are English speaking and the vast majority of doctors are trained in the UK, US or Australia. The capital, Kuala Lumpur is by far the most popular destination within Malysia, whilst the holiday island of Penang, steadily increases in popularity. The local accreditation body is the Malaysian Medical Society for Quality of Health (MSQH) and are licensed by the Malaysian Ministry of Health.

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