All you need to know about removable braces

11 August 2023

Women in blue holding clear aligner and Zenyum aligner case

Are removable braces as comfortable as they look for your teeth?

Gone are the days where metal braces were the only option available for straighter teeth. Thanks to advancements in technology, there are now so many ways you can go about achieving your dream smile. These include removable braces, which are one of the better options for getting straighter teeth in no time!

What are removable braces for teeth?

Removable braces are clear aligner trays that can be taken out. As part of the treatment process, patients are given multiple sets of aligners to wear. These are switched every 10 days or so until their teeth have been aligned according to the treatment plan prescribed by their treating doctor. 

Advantages of removable braces

Removable braces are one of the more popular treatment options due to their discreet nature and how easy they are to use. And of course, they offer advantages that traditional braces do not!

Shorter treatment times

With removable or invisible braces, you can see visible results and improvements to your smile within a shorter treatment time. Depending on your teeth condition, treatment with removable braces can take 3 to 9 months for simpler cases, and 10-18 months for more complex cases. Compared to traditional braces, this saves you both time and money!

Fewer consultations and dentist visits

Another plus point of removable braces is that there are fewer trips to the dentist required! You’ll only need a few dental consultations, with the first being a visit to the dentist to complete X-ray and 3D-scans of your teeth. 


With metal or fixed braces, you’d have to visit your dentist every 6 weeks or so to get your braces tightened. On the other hand, removable braces give you greater convenience as you’ll just need to switch aligner sets following the treatment plan prescribed by your treating dentist! 


What’s more, you can even track your treatment progress with the Zenyum app to ensure your smile is on track no matter where you are!

The downside of removable braces

Consistency is key

For straighter teeth, you’ll need to wear your removable braces for 20 to 22 hours a day. This means that you only remove them during meals and pop them back on after meals. As a result, you may find yourself not being able to do certain things as freely as before, such as devouring a pack of crisps as and when you like. You’d also need to clean your aligners regularly. If not, you may be at risk of developing oral health issues like cavities.

Are removable braces effective?

Absolutely! Removable braces are an excellent option for getting straighter teeth. You can check out these reviews of Zenyum Invisible Braces and how they have transformed so many smiles.

Here's all you need to know about removable braces

How much do removable braces cost?

The cost of removable braces has become more affordable due to advancements in technology over the years. With Zenyum Invisible Braces, you can expect to pay only $2,650 for treatment on simple cases. Learn more about our treatment prices here.

How long do you wear removable braces?

The answer to this depends on the complexity of your teeth. Generally, the treatment duration ranges between 3 to 9 months, though it may take longer if your teeth are severely crowded.

Do removable braces hurt?

Wearing removable braces will come with a bit of pain and discomfort, but it’s certainly not agonising. Learn whether removable braces actually hurt in this informative article.

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