Making the choice to get braces as an adult can be a tough decision, but it can drastically improve your life in so many ways. In addition to making it extremely difficult to properly clean the mouth, crooked teeth can also cause problems in your social life. There is simply no reason to deal with these problems when braces are available. Invisalign® is a popular choice for adults because of their clear appearance, but they may not be the best option for everyone. These are just a few of the alternatives to Invisalign®.
The Damon System
The Damon system is very similar to traditional braces, but it does not require the use of elastic ties. The tie-less brackets used by the Damon system allow fluid to get between the teeth and the braces. This makes it much easier to clean the mouth, so the threat of teeth staining is eliminated. It also eliminates the need to regularly visit the orthodontist for tightening adjustments. All Damon braces come with clear brackets to help hide their appearance.
Essix retainers are the perfect choice for someone looking for a completely invisible option for their braces. The clear Essix retainers look very similar to the aligners offered by Invisalign®, but they do have their differences. The in-house construction of the retainers also drastically reduces the time you have to wait before starting the teeth straightening process when compared to Invisalign®.
Traditional braces are still being used by thousands of people every year because they offer great results at an affordable cost. The biggest benefit of traditional braces is that they tend to offer a shorter treatment time than Invisalign®, but you can also get this benefit with the Damon system.
These are a few of the Invisalign® alternatives we offer at Unique Orthodontics. You do not have to live with crooked teeth just because you are an adult. It is time to improve your life by getting the beautiful smile you have always wanted. We have locations in Clovis, Madera, Tulare, and Fresno. Contact us today to schedule your consultation!