Thanks to advances in science and technology, there are more options than ever for teens and adults who would like to straighten their teeth. Damon Clear® braces are an example of a new and highly beneficial way to tackle crooked teeth. They combine the best of both invisible aligners and traditional braces, providing you with a quick and effective treatment.
What are Damon Clear® Braces?
These are considered self-ligating braces. They are fitted on the teeth similar to traditional metal braces, but use a sliding mechanism instead of brackets that tighten and adjust regularly. Damon Clear® braces attach wires to the brackets that are able to move naturally as your teeth are moved into place. These wires move the teeth gradually with less pressure than traditional braces.
What are the Benefits of Damon Clear® Braces?
There are many reasons for those who need braces to consider Damon Clear®. Some of the highlights include:
- They work faster. Despite using less pressure, they have been shown to work up to six months faster than traditional braces.
- They look better. Thanks to their clear brackets, they are practically invisible.
- They are more comfortable. Less pressure on your teeth translates to less discomfort for you.
- They are easier to keep clean. There are fewer places for plaque and bacteria to hide with Damon Clear® braces.
- They require less maintenance. A study comparing these braces with traditional ones showed that Damon Clear® braces required half as many in-office visits.
- They erode the teeth less. Since there is less friction, there is less erosion of the enamel.
- They are effective. Invisalign® is a good option but is only intended for mild correction. Damon Clear® braces can be as effective as traditional braces, possibly even more so when you have severe crowding.
- They reduce the risk of relapse. Clinical studies have shown that these braces have a smaller chance of relapsing than traditional ones. Relapsing is when the teeth revert back to their original position, often due to your gums stretching and pulling at them.
Who is a Good Candidate for the Damon Clear® Option?
This effective method of teeth straightening is great for both teens and adults. If you would like to learn more about Damon Clear® braces and what they can do for you, book an appointment at Nasser Children & Adult Orthodontics in Shreveport or Bossier City. Contact us today to schedule your orthodontic consultation.