Traditional BracesThe traditional method of fixing misaligned teeth is with metal braces. Metal brackets are cemented onto your teeth. An archwire, anchored by metal bands on your back teeth, connects to the brackets, held in place by elastic o-rings. The archwire puts pressure on the brackets and guides your teeth into proper alignment. While effective, metal braces are highly visible, and can often be rather uncomfortable.
Damon Clear BracesDamon Clear braces are the clear version of the Damon system braces. Instead of metal brackets, clear brackets are set on your teeth. Instead of rubber o-rings holding the archwire in place, Damon braces work by way of a sliding mechanism. The wire tightens gradually on its own as it shifts your teeth into proper alignment. With Damon Clear, people won’t be able to tell that you are wearing braces. There are no visible metal parts or elastic rings that can discolor over time. Damon Clear is stain resistant and practically invisible.
Why not aligners?Clear aligners are another popular alternative to traditional braces. While they can work for some patients, not everyone is a candidate. Moreover, while clear aligners are removable, making it easier to eat and clean your teeth, there is a risk of misplacing them. With Damon Clear, you have the benefit of nearly invisible braces, and you don’t have to worry about losing them.
Faster TreatmentStudies show that Damon braces provide results approximately 6 months faster than traditional braces. Of course, treatment times will vary from patient to patient. The sliding mechanism of the brackets allows your teeth to move more freely, and therefore faster. Damon Clear works around the clock to perfectly align all of your teeth, providing you with a beautiful smile you can’t help but show off.
More ComfortUnlike traditional braces, Damon Clear braces do not need to be tightened. Tightening can cause significant discomfort after your orthodontic appointment. Moreover, just when you’ve gotten used to the tightening, it’s time for your next appointment. Because Damon braces don’t require tightening, less pressure is placed on your teeth and surrounding tissues. This results in a much less painful process.
Fewer Office VisitsDamon Clear braces typically require fewer orthodontic visits than traditional braces. This allows you more convenience and prevents disruption in your busy schedule. Plus, without the elastic o-rings, your teeth are easier to keep clean. Less plaque and bacteria can hide from your toothbrush and floss, resulting in a healthier mouth. The important thing is to remember to brush and floss every day for the best results.
If you are interested in learning more about Damon Clear and how they can benefit you, call Amborn Orthodontics today!