The Benefits of Invisalign
In addition to their inconspicuous appearance, Invisalign aligners are removable. Patients simply take out their aligners to clean their teeth, eat a meal, or attend a special event. Unlike with traditional braces, Invisalign users need not restrict certain foods that commonly damage brackets and archwires. Patients can also clean their teeth more thoroughly, as they do not need to navigate a toothbrush and floss around fixed appliances.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Dr. Siddik Malkoc uses specialized software to design and plan treatment. A certified Invisalign laboratory fabricates a set of aligners that will reposition teeth incrementally over a period of 9 to 18 months. The patient will wear each aligner for approximately two weeks and then move to the next in his or her set. For best results, patients should wear the Invisalign aligners for about 22 hours per day, taking them out only to eat, drink, or clean the teeth. Not wearing the aligners as instructed will result in longer treatment times.