Sunday, August 11, 2013

Orthodontics for Adults

        It's Never Too Late To Be Your Best       

You're never too old to benefit from orthodontic treatment. Today, adults make up at least one in every five orthodontic patients. 

Advances in Orthodontics have made treatment much more comfortable, successful, and esthetic than ever for people of all ages.

Here are common questions asked by adults who are looking to improve their smile:

Is orthodontic treatment effective for adults? 

Yes. Healthy teeth can be moved at any age. Many orthodontic problems can be corrected as easily for adults as for children. Orthodontic forces move teeth in the same way for both adults and children.

Do appliances have to show? 

Many options are available today to minimize the appearance of braces. Appliances today are smaller and transparent, and some like Invisalign are next to invisible. We, as orthodontists, can advise you as to what options are recommended for your particular needs. Pay us a visit at our clinic located in Beirut, Lebanon for a complimentary consultation.

Will orthodontic treatment fit my lifestyle? 

You can do almost anything during orthodontic treatment like sing, play a musical instrument, give a conference, kiss, and dine out. If you're like the vast majority of adult patients, you'll adjust quickly. Today's new techniques and materials have made orthodontic treatment more comfortable than ever.

I've been treated for gum disease. Can my teeth be straightened?

We will consult with your dentist and/or periodontist about the health of your gums. If you are a candidate for orthodontic treatment, you will continue regular supervision with your dentist and in many cases, tooth alignment can improve the health of the gums.

Will my treatment take the standard 2 years to finish?

One part of adult orthodontics involves what is called "limited treatment". This type of treatment commonly treats esthetic and/or functional problems limited to the alignment of teeth as well as spacing problems and minor protrusion of teeth without correction of the bite. This,  in essence, addresses the individual treatment needs of every patient. The limited treatment can take as little as 3-4 months for minor cases and averages 6-8 months for standard cases.

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. To make an appointment, you can call 
+961-1-612761, mobile +961-76-934344.