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Why is Zenyum so cheap compared to other aligner brands?

Orthodontics

I've noted the large difference in prices between various clear aligner brands in Singapore. 

DOCTOR’S ANSWER (1)

Hi!

As with all goods and services, there is always a variation in pricing between brands of any product. Zenyum is a Singapore based company has been operational in Singapore since September 2018, so it is a relatively new player to the market.

To help you understand better, here is a summary about the Zenyum process:
1) Customers fill out our survey to express their interest in Zenyum. They then send in pictures of their teeth to get pre-assessed by their council of dental experts.
2) Once approved, they have an initial consultation session at their partner clinic. Here a physical assessment, 3D scan and X-rays of the customers teeth are taken.
3) After the scan, their council of licensed orthodontists and dentists determines if a customer is suitable for Zenyum Invisible Braces (clear aligners). If they qualify, customers will receive a treatment plan – a 3D stimulation of their smile transformation for approval.
4) Once the patient reviews and approves the treatment plan, their braces go into production.
5) Within 3 weeks they are called back into the clinic for a fitting of their clear aligners.

6)  Patients are then monitored via the Zenyum app, where they upload a photo of their teeth every 5 days. This helps to ensure compliance and proper tracking of the aligners.

In my opinion, the reduction in cost is probably due to these reasons:

1) Your case is monitored remotely via the Zenyum app most of the time

2) Not all cases are suitable for Zenyum, mainly more straight forward cases that do not require extractions and have less severe crowding of teeth. Hence, the treatment time is a lot shorter.

3) Zenyum is a Singapore based company, hence there would be savings on laboratory, shipping and other such charges.

4) Your treatment is not supervised by an orthodontist or dentist of your choice.

With other clear aligner brands such as Invisalign, patients are constantly reviewed in the clinics by the orthodontist or dentist, hence a larger variety of cases can be treated, especially the more complex ones such as those requiring extractions. The more complex treatments would take a longer time to treat, hence a higher cost would be expected.

In any case, the key to success for treatment with any clear aligner system is case selection and patient compliance to wear the aligners very well.

Hope this helps!

Warm regards,

Dr Geraldine Lee

Orthodontist


Dr Geraldine Lee
BDS, MDS, MOrth, RCS, FAMS

The Orthodontic Clinic

9 Scotts Road
Pacific Plaza
#08-02/03
Singapore 228210


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