If you have been told that braces are necessary to properly align your teeth, you are probably less than thrilled at the prospect. Luckily, there are more options out there than just a mouthful of metal now. Most people have heard of Invisalign for teeth straightening, but they are only meant to correct mild cases. Damon Clear, on the other hand, can be just as effective as traditional braces yet are practically invisible. Here at Unique Orthodontics, we are proud to offer Invisalign alternatives and encourage you to learn more about them.
What are Damon Clear Braces?
These braces are put onto your teeth similar to traditional metal ones. The difference is they are self-litigating, meaning they move on a sliding mechanism. This mechanism replaces the traditional brackets that needed to be adjusted regularly. The wires are able to move on their own gradually as your teeth move into proper positioning.
Why Choose Damon Clear Over Invisalign?
At first glance, these two options may seem similar. In reality, they are quite different. Damon Clear is one of the best Invisalign alternatives and offers a few extra benefits.
Damon Clear braces cannot be removed at night but Invisalign can. At first, you may think this is a point in Invisalign’s favor. The problem is that people need to wear them at least 20-22 hours a day and usually do not hit anywhere near this goal. Many people are tempted to remove them at night. Damon Clear, on the other hand, is working on your teeth 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Quality of Results
While Invisalign may work for people with mild issues, Damon Clear can correct mild to severe crowding. In some cases, they can even be more effective than traditional braces when the overcrowding is severe. Invisalign, on the other hand, has been shown to be less effective than traditional braces in clinical studies.
Invisalign has a higher rate of relapse than either traditional braces or Damon Clear. This means there is a higher chance that the teeth will move back to their original positioning. While either option may end up leaving you needing a retainer at night, Damon Clear is less likely to let you down later on.
Quality of Life
Damon Clear braces have been shown to be more comfortable than traditional braces in clinical studies. They are also unlikely to impact your speech. Invisalign often causes discomfort at the beginning of each phase of treatment as the mouth adjusts to the new aligners.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
You can learn more about Invisalign alternatives such as Damon Clear and what it can do for you by making an appointment with Unique Orthodontics. At our convenient locations in Fresno, Buchanan, Old Town Clovis, Madera, and Tulare, we can discuss all of the options available to you and come up with the best possible treatment plan. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!