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Straight, properly aligned teeth can boost your confidence in your appearance and even improve your oral health.

Invisalign® is a safe and effective system to help you achieve attractive, evenly spaced teeth.

At Malki Dental in Bergen County, NJ, Dr. Stephen J. Malki offers Invisalign orthodontics to patients who want to align their teeth. 

Invisalign vs. Braces

The aligner system is a more comfortable alternative to traditional metal braces. Invisalign replaces wires and brackets with clear, plastic aligners designed to naturally guide the teeth into proper alignment.

As a result, many patients prefer aligners because they are more discreet and result in less discomfort when compared to traditional braces. It is also more convenient: it can often be completed in less time and it's easier to brush and floss the teeth since the aligners are removable. Lastly, you don't need to visit an orthodontist to undergo treatment.

Invisalign vs. braces

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Dr. Malki has decades of experience crafting beautiful smiles for his patients, ever since Malki Dental was opened in 1999. 

Mentored by some of the world's leading dental professionals, Dr. Malki is committed to fostering his knowledge for the benefit of his patients. Dr. Malki stays up-to-date on the latest dental techniques and technology by taking thousands of continuing education hours.

See if you're a candidate for Invisalign and meet with Dr. Malki by requesting a consultation at our Ridge Edge office in Bergen County, NJ.

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The Malki Dental Team is here to help you reach your smile goals.

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Leah Curry


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Malki Dental is the place to be for all your needs! As a person who has been very hesitant about going to the dentist, this team dispels any fear that anyone may have. From the consultation all the way through completion of any services....the entire staff is so warm, and welcoming. They truly are passionate and love what they do! Dr. Malki has a great team; Dr. Amir is the man!!! I cannot say enough about his bedside manner, the wealth of information that he provides, and care that he gives to each patient. Love love love 

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Maral Nazy


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Dr Malki has been my dentist and my children’s dentist and now my granddaughters dentist. Always a pleasure seeing him. I held off going post COVID-19 until today. I’m writing to tell everyone there is nothing to be nervous about. His office has top of the line air filtration machines in all the rooms. Staff masked. New air suction machine while work done on teeth. Disposable one time use covers and gowns. He also has a new dental hygienist named Jackie who has a very gentle touch in teeth cleaning. Highly recommend her. Don’t postpone any longer.

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Invisalign Before and After Photos

Many dental patients prefer to straighten their teeth with clear aligners rather than braces. This is just one of our many patients that have achieved great orthodontic results with Invisalign.

Before Invisalign
After Invisalign

No More Wires Or Brackets

Invisalign® allows teens and adults to straighten their teeth without bulky metal braces. At Malki Dental, we can easily correct crowding and other types of misalignment with these comfortable and discreet clear aligners. In most cases, Invisalign patients can achieve their desired results in just 12 to 18 months.

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Catherine Melnicki


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Dr. Malki is the best! We have had fillings, cleanings, bonding all performed with expertise and speed. Office is very clean and professional. Even nervous patients (like my teenager) feel comfortable in his chair. Highly recommend!

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First cleaning since COVID-19. Everything was so clean and sterile. All proper procedures were followed. Never felt safer. Thank you so much!!! As always great cleaning and service.

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More and more orthodontists and dentists are offering Invisalign because of the benefits it offers to patients.


One of the most common reasons why patients choose Invisalign over braces is because treatment is much more discreet. In the past, certain patients may have felt apprehensive about straightening their teeth because of the visual drawbacks. With Invisalign’s clear trays, that problem is eliminated.

Less Discomfort

Another benefit of Invisalign is that it is pain-free. Patients won’t experience the painful cutting or tightening of wires in their mouth, or the development of mouth sores.

Easier Cleaning & Eating

Invisalign also makes daily tasks such as eating, talking, brushing, and flossing easier. Because the trays can be removed at any time, patients do not have to eliminate foods from their diet or worry about getting food stuck in between wires. This allows patients to adequately maintain their dental hygiene.

Improved Oral Health

Finally, Invisalign has a positive impact on a patient’s oral health.  By aligning the teeth and eliminating gaps and crowding, this orthodontic system reduces the risk of gum disease, bone deterioration, and jaw problems such as TMJ disorder. 


Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of issues including:

  • Small gaps between teeth
  • Overcrowding
  • Overbite
  • Underbite
  • Crossbite
  • Open bite

The Invisalign Treatment Timeline

Patients from River Edge, NJ, Paramus, NJ, and other areas of Bergen County can rely on us for successful Invisalign treatment. Treatment consists of several simple steps:

"Most patients can expect to see full results in about a year."
"Most patients can expect to see full results in about a year."


During your first appointment, Dr. Malki takes custom impressions of the teeth so we can design your treatment plan and fabricate your aligners.

Aligner Fabrication

The impressions are sent to the Invisalign lab, where a series of clear aligners are crafted.

Beginning Treatment

Once the aligners are produced, patients return to our office to begin treatment. Patients are expected to wear the aligners for at least 22 hours a day. Each set of aligners is typically worn for two weeks and then replaced with the next set in the series.

Office Visits

Patients will need to visit our office about once every two weeks. Dr. Malki will monitor your progress during these appointments and answer any questions that arise.

Completing Treatment

When your treatment is complete, we will provide you with custom retainers to keep your teeth in proper alignment. These should be worn nightly to maintain your results.

How Long Does
Invisalign Take?


Each new set of aligners gradually shifts the teeth, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile. The total length of treatment time will vary by individual, but most patients can expect to see full results in about a year. This timeline is similar to the amount of time it takes to correct tooth and jaw misalignment with traditional braces.

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Karen Ambrose


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Dr. Malki is a wonderful, kind and caring Dentist. His staff are also compassionate. I recommend him to anyone who wants a great Dentist

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Dawn Prosser


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All precautions taken to make me feel safe during this time. Staff is very professional. I have been a patient for 20 years. Dr Malki is great!

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Dr. Malki

Malki Dental

Dr. Stephen Malki is a dentist who believes a smile is one of the most important means of expression. His prestigious distinctions in his field include:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantologists (ABOI)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID)
  • Diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI)
  • Master of the Misch International Implant Institute
  • Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry

To book your consultation, please send us a message online or call us today at (201) 646-0800.

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"Dr. Stephen J. Malki is very gentle and caring. He makes you feel comfortable and does everything he can to ensure that you have a pleasant experience. As soon as you meet him you can see how much he cares for his patients."

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