Zenyum vs Dr Clear Aligners – What’s the Difference?

17 May 2024

Fingers holding Zenyum clear aligners

For many people looking to transform their smiles, clear aligners have become a popular alternative to traditional braces. But with so many brands in the market, choosing the right Invisible Braces provider can be overwhelming. Two of the many options available in Singapore are Zenyum and Dr Clear Aligners. Both offer invisible, removable aligners for achieving a confident smile. But how do they stack up against each other? 

Dive into this guide to explore what we see as the key differences between Zenyum Invisible Braces and Dr Clear Aligners, including treatment information, cost, suitability, and more. By the end of this article, you’ll be well-equipped to choose the clear aligner brand for your smile transformation.

Please take note that the below information is accurate from information collected over the past calendar quarter from the date of publication and is only meant to be a guide.

What are clear aligners?

First, we need to know what clear aligners are. As an alternative to traditional metal braces, clear aligners are designed to straighten your teeth. They work by gently applying pressure to your teeth, to gradually move them into their desired positions

Comparison between Zenyum and Dr Clear Aligners

Here’s how Zenyum and Dr Clear Aligners differ:



Dr Clear Aligners 


Between $2,690 to $4,590, transparently communicated at the beginning of treatment, depending on the complexity of the case

Above price includes attachments, attachment removal, IPR and refinements*.

Between $1,950 to $6,000, depending on the complexity of the case

Additional costs

  • Consultation (3D scan, X-ray), treatment plan: $150 to $200
  • Scaling and polishing: $80 to $130
  • Refinement scans: $100 per scan (if required), unlimited refinements for up to 36 months
  • Retainers: $300 per set
  • Consultation (3D scan, X-ray): $150
  • Scaling and polishing: $60 onwards
  • Attachments: $50 per attachment
  • Attachment removal: $100
  • IPR: $300
  • Refinements: First 10 sets are free, additional sets to be calculated based on new treatment plan
  • Retainers: $280 per set

Licensed dental supervision

Who will carry out the treatment

Partner dentists and orthodontists

  • In-house dentists and orthodontists
  • Partner dentists and orthodontists

Do I get to choose my preferred dentist/ dental clinic

Yes, choose from 600+ clinics around Singapore

Generally assigned to patients

Treatment types

  • ZenyumClear™
  • ZenyumClear™ Plus
  • ZenyumClear™ Extra

Learn more about Zenyum Invisible Braces.

  • Clear Aligners
  • Clear Aligner Pro 
  • Dr Clear X

Number of dental clinic visits

Yes, 3+ visits

  • First consultation and 3D scan
  • Collect aligners
  • Mid-treatment reviews to ensure better outcomes as required (included in price)
  • End of treatment review

Yes, 3 visits

  • First consultation and 3D scan
  • Collect aligners
  • End of treatment review

Average treatment duration

  • ZenyumClear™: Average 7 months
  • ZenyumClear™ Plus: Average 10 months
  • ZenyumClear™ Extra: Average 15 months

Average 6 – 24 months**

The listed prices are meant to be taken as a guide at the time of publication. Prices may be subject to prevailing GST and service charge (if any).
*Applicable for Zenyum: Zenyum will provide refinement aligners at no charge, but only if you have uploaded at least 75% of the total photos required on the Zenyum App and if it is within your treatment period.
**Applicable for Dr Clear Aligners: Treatment duration is dependent on case complexity. In the case where tooth extraction is required, treatment may take up to 24 months.

How are Zenyum and Dr Clear Aligners different?

While both Zenyum and Dr. Clear Aligners offer solutions for straighter teeth, some key differences set them apart. Learn more about their unique offerings below.

Additional Costs

In the case of Dr Clear Aligners, the price quoted to you does not  include additional costs such as attachments, attachment removal, IPR,  and refinements, and other scans related to your treatment plan assessment. These will be charged additionally. 

Zenyum’s clear aligner cost includes all the aligner sets as prescribed by your dentist or orthodontist, with no additional costs involved. However, your treating dentist or orthodontist may require you to undergo different scans and tests, which would include costs like consultation fees, refinement scans, as well as scaling and polishing procedures, which are paid directly to your treating clinic. 

However, we strive to give you full transparency of any cost involved, before you commit to the journey. Here is a guide to the full price breakdown, so you’re fully aware of the costs involved in your Smile Journey.

Dentists and Orthodontists Involvement

Zenyum works with a network of hundreds of locally-licensed dentists and orthodontists, who are overseeing the treatment. These licensed and certified clinics usually offer a range of treatment options and can offer a holistic and most importantly objective dental treatment experience.

While we might inform patients about clinics which are in close vicinity to their home, the ultimate choice of treating dentist or orthodontist lies with the Zenyum patient. 

What to consider when choosing a clear aligner brand

When selecting a clear aligner for straightening your teeth, several key factors should guide your decision-making process. By considering these factors collectively, you can make an informed decision that aligns with your orthodontic needs and preferences. Here are some factors to consider:

Affordability and Transparency

When it comes to selecting a clear aligner brand to start your Invisible Braces treatment with, you’ll naturally look for the most wallet-friendly solution to transform your smile. However, keep in mind that not every clear aligner brand may be fully transparent with their prices. 

Chances are there’ll be additional costs you need to pay for during your Invisible Braces treatment. From extra scans to dental procedures, it’s best to ask all your questions about price before committing to a treatment plan. 


It’s important to choose a credible clear aligner brand, to ensure that your smile is in good hands. Some questions to ask would be:

  • Who approves your treatment plan and carries out the treatment? It’s best that a dentist or orthodontist does it.
  • How much experience do they have in the area of clear aligner treatment? 
  • Does the clear aligner product have the appropriate International Organization for Standardization (ISO) certificate for high quality services and products?


Your clear aligner journey may take anywhere between 6 to 24 months, depending on case complexity and the clear aligner provider you go with. For a smooth treatment journey, you might want to consider the following questions: 

  • How many times do I need to visit the clinic during my clear aligner treatment? 
  • How do I monitor my treatment progress? What kind of tools are provided to help me do that? 
  • Do I get to choose my treating dentist and preferred clinic location? 
  • What’s the entire treatment process from start to finish? 

These would help you assess whether the clear aligner brand is right for you, depending on how convenient they make the treatment process for you.


It’s also good to know how your treatment plan will be designed. 

  • What processes are in place to ensure that your treatment plan is created accurately and efficiently? 
  • Is there advanced software & long-standing experience used to predict teeth movements from start to end? 

With the treatment plan being a critical factor for a successful Smile Journey, it’s important to choose a clear aligner brand that has a history of delivering predictable results on a large number of cases.

Aligning your teeth with Zenyum Invisible Braces

Opened Zenyum clear aligner case with braces inside

Zenyum Invisible Braces are designed to transform your smile, whether it’s by addressing bite problems or misaligned teeth. By gently shifting teeth into their ideal positions over time, Zenyum clear aligners offer a convenient and reliable way to get a straighter smile discreetly. 

With competitive clear aligner pricing and flexible payment options, we give you great value at affordable prices. We’re also accredited with the ISO 13485:2016 certification which documents the more stringent European/International quality system requirements for medical device manufacturers.

What’s more, you receive a personalised treatment plan based on the scans you took at the clinic. These are approved by your treating dentist or orthodontist. The plan gives you a better understanding of what will be done to transform your smile and how long it may take on average to see results. Learn more about how Zenyum clear aligners work.

Zenyum Invisible Braces can help individuals aged 16 and above. Results typically visible in 6-18 months subject to the patient’s condition and treatment plans administered by a licensed dentist.

Unlock your new smile

Choose the clear aligner brand that delivers results at affordable prices!

Young lady in salmon shirt holding Zenyum case and aligners

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