Treating Alignment Issues With Braces
Metal braces have been used for decades to treat crooked teeth. They use brackets and wires to move your teeth. The brackets are bonded to the front surfaces of each tooth. A wire spans across the arch of teeth, attached to each bracket using an elastic O-ring. The wires are responsible for moving your teeth. They place pressure on your teeth, which then widens the periodontal ligaments. The wires then work to guide your teeth to where they need to go. Despite being an effective treatment, metal braces are also highly visible. Their visibility is a major source of self-consciousness.
What Is Damon Clear?
Damon Clear is a type of Damon braces. Instead of holding the wires to the brackets with elastic O-rings, Damon braces have a sliding mechanism. This mechanism automatically tightens the wire as your teeth move into proper alignment. Damon braces, like traditional braces, are metal. However, Damon Clear uses ceramic or clear brackets, which make them much more discreet. The wire itself is usually metal, but it is also available in the clear as well.
Damon Clear Vs. Clear Aligners
Clear aligners like Invisalign® are a popular option for treating alignment issues. This treatment uses removable clear plastic aligners rather than brackets and wires to correct tooth alignment. While popular, clear aligners are not for everyone. If you have severe alignment issues, aligners cannot correct them.
Benefits of Damon Clear
If you have crooked teeth but have avoided treatment because the thought of a shiny metal smile makes you self-conscious or anxious, Damon Clear can help. For more information, and to find out if Damon Clear is right for you, call Sawrie Orthodontics today at (423) 624-8217.