Braces Versus Invisalign®: Gingival Parameters and Patients' Satisfaction During Treatment: A Cross-sectional Study

A. Azaripour; J. Weusmann; B. Mahmoodi; D. Peppas; A. Gerhold-Ay; C. J. F. Van Noorden; B. Willershausen


BMC Oral Health. 2015;15(69) 

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Our primary hypothesis has been largely confirmed. Invisalign® patients have significantly better gingival health, whereas oral hygiene is not different between FOA patients and Invisalign® patients. Our second hypothesis that Invisalign® is superior for quality of life of the patients has also been confirmed.

Finally, Invisalign® is more gentle for gingival tissue than FOA due to more simple oral hygiene.