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Invisible Braces Teeth Alignment

IS BECOME SUITABLE FOR ME?

You have come across our ads, and you have browsed our site. It looks good, and you are interested in getting your teeth straightened with become. But how do you know if you are suitable for become invisible braces?

Does this sound like you?

Here are several conditions that are noticeable and self-identifiable – if you have one of these, you may not be suitable for become invisible braces.

Severe Rotated Teeth
Severe Crowding
Severe Spacing
Loose Teeth, Jaw Locking or Severe Jaw Pain
Permanent Retainers
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  • Severe crowding, spacing and rotated teeth
  • Jaw locking or severe jaw pain
  • Loose teeth
  • Untreated gum disease
  • Permanent retainers
  • People with certain medical conditions
      • Bisphosphonates consumption
      • Currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy, chemotherapy or radiation treatment of the head/neck
      • Osteoporosis
      • Rheumatism/arthritis
      • Periodontitis (severe case of gum disease)

Conditions requiring special attention

Crowns
Excessive Plaque (calculus) on teeth
Loose Dental Fillings
Veneers
Untreated cavities or caries
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Some conditions, like these, don’t mean you are not suitable for become, but require to visit your dentists and get it fixed before focusing on straightening your teeth.

  1. Root canals
    Root canal-ed teeth are movable but please wait for 1 to 2 months after the procedure before starting your smile correction.
  2. Crowns
    If they are in the front 6 to 8 teeth, it will be on a case-by-case basis whether or not it is suitable. 
  3. Veneers
    Teeth can be aligned but there is a very low risk that a veneer might fall off if it is fixed to the front 6 to 8 teeth.
  4. Loose dental fillings
    The filling has to be re-done or it might pop off, especially if it is on the front teeth.
  5. Gum issues
    If you have swollen gum or excessive bleeding when brushing or flossing, these can be signs of gum disease. We advise to consult a dentist.
  6. Untreated cavities or caries
    These need to be fixed before straightening your teeth.
  7. Excessive plaque (calculus) on teeth
    If there is too much plaque, you need to go to the dentist before coming for a scan as we won’t be able to scan the actual shape of teeth.

In conclusion, if your teeth do not meet the unsuitable conditions as mentioned above, we would love to assist you on your teeth straightening journey to reach your new smile goals. If your gum is healthy, your teeth are clean, what are you waiting for? Start by booking a FREE dental scan at one of our partner clinics and we’ll send you a preview of your ‘after-become’ smile!

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Invisible Braces

How Healthtech Makes Invisible Braces Affordable for Youths

What is healthtech?

Healthtech is a sector where digital products and services and healthcare meet. Designed in a way that provides people with a faster, cheaper and more accessible care. These services are usually found outside of a clinic to remote areas where healthcare is not as accessible. 

By using advanced technology, it creates new areas of innovation such as teledentistry to 

emerge and allow healthcare systems to reach across the Philippines and Southeast Asia to meet growing demand and need to access healthcare everywhere.

Healthtech and teledentistry

One of the rising sub-areas of healthtech is telehealthcare, where it enables people to access to receive assistance and the help they need remotely. Given the ability to speak to multiple people at once instead of spending long hours for one person this allows the service provider to be more responsive in handling the consumer’s different needs and ultimately makes it easier for all healthcare professionals to provide high quality service to more people. 

Teledentistry is part of the larger picture in telehealthcare. Where similarly, the goal is to improve the access of dental care, create a place for licensed dentists to exchange insights, and further advance dental care remotely. This will greatly help those who are unable to reach a dentist or just live too far away from a dental clinic in the Philippines. 

At become, we push to make teeth straightening accessible to all but also affordable for all. High quality of care without the costs of time, money, effort and at times feels tense and rushed. This is possible because we eliminate the costs that are in between in-person consultation and the middlemen that are providing you the invisible braces, with a direct to consumer model. 

Most importantly, your teeth straightening process will be handled by our partner dentists but become has fixed the price for you. 

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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.

Rapid Antigen Test

A compulsory antigen test will be conducted on the spot to ensure that you are covid-free. Your results will be announced approximately 10 minutes after the test and you will only be allowed to proceed with the appointment if tested negative. Fret not, this test is completely free of charge for become customers!

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 well-being. Feel free to ask any specific questions or raise any personal concerns that you may have about the upcoming scanning procedure.

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 and gum health. 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.

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. 

If everything is good, a Smile Care Expert will fully explain to you – through a scheduled phone call – how it works, and walk you through your smile transformation journey with whatever enquires you might have, at zero cost.