Damon Clear or Invisalign: Which Is Right for You?

April 23, 2013
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Investing in orthodontic treatment is a great way to improve your smile and boost your overall dental health. However, many individuals would prefer an alternative to traditional metal braces. Park Avenue orthodontist Dr. David Seligman is proud to offer Damon clear braces and the Invisalign system. Continue reading to learn more about each treatment option.

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Damon Clear Braces
Conventional braces use metal brackets, archwires, and elastic ties to gradually straighten your teeth and correct a number of malocclusions. Damon Clear braces differ by combining high-technology archwires with tieless brackets for a faster, more comfortable treatment option. Unlike traditional metal braces, Damon Clear braces use a passive slide mechanism which allows the device to maintain the archwires within the bracket without the need for elastic ties, ultimately allowing them to move freely while reducing binding and friction. In this way, Damon Clear braces have been shown to speed up treatment by up to 20 percent when compared to traditional orthodontic devices.

Invisalign
The Invisalign system is a revolutionary treatment option that uses a series of clear, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without the need for archwires or brackets. Each aligner is worn for approximately 20 to 22 hours per day for a period of two weeks before being upgraded to the next aligner in the series. Invisalign offers a number of benefits over metal braces as they can be removed while eating and drinking, thereby improving an individual’s oral health during treatment and allowing patients to eat their favorite foods without the risk of damage to their appliances.

The best way to determine which orthodontic treatment method best suits your individual needs is to consult with your orthodontist. Give Dr. David Seligman with Seligman Orthodontics a call at (646) 681-8516 to set up an initial consultation. We also offer Incognito Braces which are adhered behind the teeth for an even less noticeable treatment option.

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