Decisions, Decisions: Invisalign Or Damon?

We are constantly looking for ways to improve ourselves.  Whether it’s physically, spiritually, mentally, or academically, we always seem to find ourselves at the crossroads of a difficult decision.  The same thing is true for or dental health.  Orthodontists in Orem, Utah are offering new and improved ways to straighten crooked teeth and enhance your overall appearance while boosting your self-esteem.


There are a number of differences between two leading innovative alignment treatments: Invisalign and Damon Clear braces.  They have are two very different methods of straightening, but ultimately provide the same outcome.  Here are some of the details:

  • ?          Wire vs. No wire
    • o    Damon Clear braces are an updated version of traditional metal braces.  Each clear plastic bracket houses the wire securely, so it eliminates the process of tying the wire down on each tooth.  This method allows for more flexibility with the wire, thus offering a more comfortable, yet highly effective straightening experience.
    • o    Invisalign is completely different from any kind of bracing system.  Invisalign is a set of customized clear plastic mouth trays that fit right over your teeth.  They do just what their name suggests – they invisibly align your teeth.  It’s a progressive method that requires you to change your mouth tray every couple of weeks, but it’s comfortable and easy to clean.  Most people can’t see them.
  • ?          Is Everyone A Candidate?
    • o    Everyone is eligible for treatment with Damon Clear braces.  It improves all levels of crowding and misalignment.  They are non-removable, so they are constantly moving your teeth to the proper positions slowly and comfortably.
    • o    Not everyone is eligible for Invisalign.  It does not apply to as broad a population.  Invisalign is best suited for mild to moderate crowding.  There is no Invisalign option for severe misalignment and displacement.
  • ?          Results
    • o    Patients attest to the Damon system’s ability to correct their overall facial balance.  They claim that it’s more than just an alignment system, and are often extremely happy with their new look.
    • o    Invisalign does a great job of creating a beautiful smile with no hassle.
  • ?          Cost
    • o    Both options have the same price range: $3800-$8000, depending on various factors that contribute to each individual’s treatment.


If you’re unsure of which route to take, find the Orem orthodontist that is right for you and schedule a consultation.  Your doctor will be able to more thoroughly discuss each option with you, and give you a better idea of cost and length of treatment.