4 Dec,

Which Teeth Straightening Option Is Best for Me?

There are several good reasons to straighten your teeth. Improving the alignment of your teeth creates a more balanced and aesthetically pleasing smile which, in turn, gives you a confidence boost. Straighter teeth are easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of tooth decay. Correcting the position of your teeth can make it easier for you to eat and speak while reducing jaw pain. 

Just a couple of decades ago, the options for straightening teeth were limited. Nowadays, there are several ways to perfect your smile. There are now options to suit everyone. 

But with such variation in the treatments available, it’s sometimes difficult to know which option is best for you. 

In this guide, we’ll discuss two popular options—  Damon braces and Invisalign. We’ll explore and give you an insight into which treatment might suit you best. 

What Are Damon Braces?

Damon braces are a fixed system which uses metal brackets attached to your teeth. A wire is threaded through the brackets, Tension from the wire causes your teeth to move gradually. Gradual adjustments to the tension throughout your treatment will progress these movements.

Unlike traditional braces, the wires on Damon braces are not held to the brackets using elastic bands. Instead, the brackets feature an innovative locking mechanism that simplifies the adjustment process, speeds up treatment length, and improves comfort. 

Who Are Damon Braces Best Suited To?

We use Damon braces to treat a range of orthodontic problems. They are perfect for treating mile-to-complex misalignments and most bite issues like overbite, underbite, crossbite, open bite, and more. 

Fixed braces cannot be removed during treatment. This makes them ideal if you think you might forget to replace removable aligners after meals. As we’re in control of adjusting your brace, this type of fixed treatment provides very consistent results. Damon braces can often achieve results quicker than other treatment options. 

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a clear aligner system. Like braces, Invisalign aligners use constant gentle pressure to move your teeth to a new, more desirable position. Unlike fixed braces, you can take your Invisalign aligner out. 

As the name suggests, Invisalign is virtually invisible. The aligner tray is made for your mouth and fits snugly around your teeth. Because the aligner is made from a special clear plastic, it’s very discreet. 

Unlike fixed appliances, we don’t need to adjust your aligner during treatment. Instead, we’ll replace your aligner every two weeks. Each new aligner is very slightly different from the last one, and is tailored to deliver precise movements that enhance your smile. 

During your initial assessment, we’ll take digital scans of your teeth. Using the latest technology, we’ll create a full treatment plan which predicts every step of your smile’s journey to perfection. We can show you how your future smile will look before treatment even begins. 

Who Is Invisalign Best Suited To?

Due to its discreet design and the fact it’s removable, Invisalign is a very popular choice for patients of all ages. It’s great for self-conscious teenagers and for adults looking to correct the position of their teeth in the most subtle way possible. 

Lots of people love how convenient Invisalign is. Because the aligners are removable, it means you can eat what you like without worrying about food debris becoming trapped. Being removable makes it easier to clean your teeth and the aligner. This reduces the risk of tooth decay.

To achieve the predicted results, you will need to commit to wearing your aligner for at least 22 hours each day. Failure to follow the treatment plan could cause setbacks. 

We can use Invisalign to treat mild to moderate orthodontic problems. Invisalign is perfect for closing gaps, straightening teeth, reducing crowding, and tackling most bite issues. Before receiving treatment with Invisalign, we will assess your smile to ensure it’s the right option for you.

Teeth Straightening at Canon House 

Invisalign is subtle and convenient, offering predictable results for mild to moderate orthodontic issues. Damon braces are a comfortable and highly effective fixed treatment option that offers exceptional results in a wide range of cases. 

Book your consultation today to learn more about which teeth straightening options are best for you.

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