Here at Heaton Mersey, your local Stockport orthodontist, we offer several types of brace to help our patients make the right choice in their straight-smile journey. We’re focusing onDamon braces and Invisalign in this month’s blog post, so read on to find out how they stack up against each other, and let us know if you have any questions!null
1) I want a brace that’s invisible
Both Damon braces and Invisalign are virtually invisible to onlookers. Invisalign is crafted from a clear acrylic plastic, which is barely noticeable to others, whileDamon braces are metal, but can come with clear brackets, making them much more discreet.null
2) I want to remove my brace
Invisalign is the best option in this situation, because the technology uses a series of aligners–like trays for teeth–to straighten your smile, instead of fixed braces. These can be clicked out for eating and dental hygiene.Damon braces, on the other hand, are secured to teeth and can only be removed by your dentist. Having said this, they’re a much more comfortable choice than many other fixed brace designs, owing to their self-litigating wires.
3) I want a comfortable brace
Comfort is, in our opinion, subjective–so it’s not always easy to tell what may be painful in someone else. Despite this, Invisalign have earnt a reputation in the industry for being a more comfortable alternative to fixed braces, possibly because they’re custom-made for your teeth.However, Damon braces use a clever sliding device to hold the wire in place, while helping your teeth move freely. This can ease feelings of friction and pressure during treatment.
4) I want fast treatment
Again, treatment time is something that varies from person to person. However,Invisalign braces use Smart track technology which can double the speed of teeth-straightening. This is because the technology accurately predicts how the treatment will straighten your smile, when you’ll need your next aligners, and how much each set needs to move the teeth. As a rule, we say Invisalign tends to be more predictable as a treatment.
5) I want lasting results
All of our brace options–includingDamon braces and Invisalign–can give lasting results for your smile. As long as you follow your orthodontist’s advice, care for your smile properly, attend regular check-ups and wear your retainers as directed, you can enjoy a wonderful smile for years to come
Get in touch with our team today here in Stockport to find out which brace is best for you–and to start your exciting straight-teeth journey!