Monday, July 1, 2013

What are the benefits of Invisalign over braces?

Braces have been around for a long time now and their efficacy does not have to be proven.

However, Invisalign and other clear aligner techniques that are part of the broad term of “invisible braces” or “invisible orthodontics” have introduced a few advantages and added benefits over the traditional braces, especially when adults are concerned.

  • They are made of a clear thermoforming material that makes them virtually invisible (no metal, no wires).
  • Invisalign aligners are removable. Therefore, they are removed when eating, making oral hygiene easier.
  • Allows you to eat whatever foods you enjoy. You don’t have to change your eating habits since they are removable (no broken braces).
  • They are custom-made and perfectly molded to your teeth, making them much more comfortable than braces (no rubbing or cutting of cheeks and lips due to poking wires).
  • Less visits to the orthodontist, making it ideal for your busy schedule. 

Invisalign Smile
(wearing invisible aligner)
So with clear aligner treatment, you can continue doing all the things you normally would, from brushing and flossing, to eating whatever you like.  If there is a special occasion coming up, you can just take your aligners out for that time and put them back in your mouth when you are ready. Additionally, Invisalign treatment is covered by most insurance providers, just like traditional braces.

Find out more on how Dr. Patrick Anhoury can help you have the perfect smile by visiting the Specialized Group Practice Website or drop by our premises in Sodeco Square, Bloc B, 10th floor, Beirut, Lebanon. Just make sure to call ahead for an appointment (landline: +961-1-612761, mobile +961-76-934344).