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Invisible Braces

What Happens During Your Scan Appointment with Become

Take the first step to getting better oral health and a better smile at our becomeStudio™. Getting invisible braces is a pretty big deal, but it’s simpler than you might think. Here is what you should expect when visiting any becomeStudio™ that would help to make the whole process less intimidating.

Arrival at becomeStudio™

On your appointment day, the front desk staff will welcome your arrival and provide you a safe environment with our Covid-19 preventive measures in place. Feel free to ask any specific questions or raise any personal concerns that you may have about the upcoming scanning procedure. 

Dental health and data privacy notice form

Your health and data privacy is our number one priority. Our lovely front desk staff will request that you fill up the declaration forms to safeguard your personal interests and wellbeing.

Teeth Assessment by the dentist

Next, our highly qualified partner dentists will thoroughly explain the scanning procedure to ensure you are fully prepared. An oral hygiene assessment will be conducted to get a better visual of your current teeth alignment and gums. To ensure your teeth and gum are in optimal condition for teeth straightening, the dentist may suggest oral health treatments before proceeding with the scan or impression taking.

3D Intraoral Scan

If your teeth and gum are healthy, the dentist will proceed to the next step which is taking a scan of your teeth. The 3D scan leverages on our advanced 3D-scanning technology which captures an upper and lower digital scan of your mouth in a matter of minutes! Using specialised software, our team together with partner dentists will create accurate digital before-and-after models of your teeth and hasten the manufacturing of your invisible braces so that you can get closer to your ideal smile in just one visit.

Smile for the camera

Rest assured, you’re in great hands with the team at any becomeStudio™. Give us a big smile and let our dentist or nurse take photographs of your teeth to help us design your personalised treatment plan and curate the perfect smile treatment.

What's next?

In most cases, with your scans and photos completed, within 10 days our partner dentists in the lab will design your customised treatment plan and a simulation of your future smile. This treatment plan will be compared to your checkup report, to make sure that everything is good. In the case where the dentists find out that the treatment plan is going to be too risky, we won’t proceed with the treatment. This means that getting a scan doesn’t guarantee treatability, but of course these are the outliers.

 

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COVID-19: Become’s Preventive Measures

How become supports your health, safety and well-being:

Limited slots to reduce crowding in the waiting area.

Increased safety measures for disinfection & ventilation.

Healthcare staff at our partner clinics have been vaccinated.

Mandatory face masks, temperature scan and TraceTogether check-ins.

Customers with symptoms are not allowed to enter the premise.

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Lifestyle & Inspiration

Automatically Break These 5 Bad Dental Habits with Invisible Braces

In the pursuit of your perfect smile, invisible braces are known to provide you with a better look by removing the wire and brackets from your teeth. But did you know that invisible braces might be able to provide a quick fix for some of your common bad habits? 

I’m sure you know the saying, “Old habits die hard”, and if you’re someone struggling with these bad habits, invisible braces may be able to solve them for you or even change your lifestyle for the better

1. Snacking

Many of us are guilty of this! When you turn on your favourite TV show, you immediately crave for a snack to munch on. So, your brain switches to auto pilot mode and starts grabbing whatever tidbits you can find, sometimes even when you are not hungry. However, this snacking cycle can be tamed with invisible braces. The hassle of taking out the aligners and putting them back is a real mood killer which would probably make you think twice about eating snacks. Hence, you will start to reconsider your choices about what and when to eat.

2. Biting nails

I don’t think you are able to find a way to bite your nails while wearing invisible braces. Besides, with your focus set upon your dream smile, would you rather be keeping  those aligner trays on as instructed or take them off just for your nail biting pleasure? The choice is pretty obvious. Grab this chance to finally get long, strong fingernails and start painting them to become your gorgeous self that you were meant to be!

3. Excessive consumption of caffeine or alcohol

Drinking alcohol or hot, coloured beverages with invisible braces in your mouth may cause the plastic to stain and change shape. If you don’t want to risk the chance of sabotaging your perfect smile, you will surely start cutting your alcohol or coffee intake. Drinking from time to time is alright, but remember to be cautious and take out your invisible braces trays before consuming.

4. Smoking

Smoking while wearing your invisible braces may cause discolouration and stain them in the long run. To make matters worse, if the tobacco manages to get into the trays, there is a chance of causing tooth decay. That would not be a pretty sight and may even ruin your whole smile transformation journey. Take note fellow smokers, become invisible braces may be able to help you kick your smoking habit once and for all.

5. Chewing pens 

Similar to nail biting, chewing or biting on pens is a form of a habit that would be detrimental to health due to the exposure of bacteria from the pens. Moreover, there is a possibility of causing your teeth to chip or crack due to excessive biting. With invisible braces, your bite should start aligning properly after wearing it for a few months and the urge to bite or chew a pen should resolve itself. 

As with all new experiences, wearing invisible braces takes certain adjustments but it will be worth it when you can enjoy your new smile while breaking your bad habits!