Are clear aligners (aka Invisalign) a good choice for me? does it work?

BY Dr. Rooz

Major reasons to pick clear aligners aka Invisalign over traditional braces.

You are mainly driven by esthetics and are not interested in clear traditional braces You like to remove the appliance while eating You prefer an easier approach to clean your teeth You are interested to temporarily removing appliances for special events.

For example a presentation at school, a job interview, an important meeting or a date. The major challenge with clear aligners, including Invisalign, is wearing the aligner for 18-22 hours a day to straighten your teeth and correct your bite.

This rule applies to any removable appliance that aims to move teeth. Primary reasons for unsuccessful clear aligner therapy are losing the clear aligners or forgetting to wear them frequently. Your teeth move back to their initial position when you are not wearing your aligner because the force created by the aligner is eliminated.