Most people wish they never have to wear braces. Children fear themselves getting called “metal mouth” for the duration of their childhood and parents worry about the insane cost of fitting braces. However, times have changed and not only are braces now affordable, they are also nearly invisible. This means that parents no longer have to fear breaking the bank to give their children beautiful teeth and their children no longer have to fear bullying. These improvements are so vast, in fact, that adults who have avoided wearing braces when they were younger, are now turning to various orthodontists, such as Wade Thompson Ortho for help. When it comes to Invisalign and Damon Braces Orem Utah’s clinics are some of the best in the country. And it is precisely these two braces that are so popular nowadays. Let’s take a closer look at the two different types.
Damon Braces, or Damon Clear, are one of the most popular nearly invisible braces on the market today. Besides the fact that they are all but invisible, they are also incredibly innovative in their design.
“Damon Clear is part of the innovative Damon System, which combines tieless brackets and high technology archwires that are clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with spectacular smile and facial results.”
They use a so-called “passive” system to slide the braces. This maintains the bracket’s arch wires, which means they are able to move about the way they want. Because of this, there is less binding and friction, which in turn means that teeth are able to move comfortably and with less friction. Essentially, you will not have to wear your braces as long either.
Invisalign, as the name would suggest, really is as close to invisible as you can get. Rather than using braces, they use aligners, which are made to measure just for your teeth. This is a truly innovative approach and one that is not used by any other orthodontic product to date.
“These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you.”
All that Invisalign requires is that you change your aligners every two weeks or so, until your full treatment has been completed. This really is an easy way of finally getting that million dollar smile. Unsurprisingly, it is also one of the most popular ways to achieve this.
So how do you choose between the two? Some would say that Damon is less attractive, because it still involves having braces. Others would say that Invisalign is less attractive because it is often more expensive, requiring two-weekly changes of aligners. Both are right, and the reality is that you will have to apply your own personal preference in order to make this choice. At the same time, however, you should listen to the advice of your orthodontist, who will be better able to explain the pros and cons of each option and whether or not you are actually a suitable candidate for both.
One of the reasons why Wade Thompson Ortho is such a good dentist is because they not only offer both options, but because they are so knowledgeable about the products. They will be happy to give you a consultation and explain what the differences between the two are. Following this consultation, you will be able to decide whether or not to choose one of the options, whether to go for traditional braces, or whether you are happy with your current teeth.