While traditional braces have been around for many years, this does not mean that they have not evolved and improved. Today’s braces are smaller, sleeker, and more comfortable. Now that’s news you can smile about!
Traditional braces consist of individual metal brackets that are bonded to your teeth using a special adhesive. These brackets are then connected by an archwire. Braces require periodic adjustments or tightening to ensure that the applied pressure gradually straightens your teeth and aligns your jaw according to your treatment plan. While traditional braces remain the most popular option due to their tried and true nature, there are many other options available today that address specific needs.
Damon Clear takes the best of both worlds (traditional clear braces and invisible aligners) to deliver an aesthetically-pleasing experience with excellent results.
While you undergo treatment with Damon Clear, most people may not realize that you have braces. Unlike other “invisible braces”, Damon Clear does not have any visible metal components or elastic ties that can turn yellow during treatment. Damon Clear braces are the clear winner in the invisible braces department thanks to their level of discretion and material that is resistant to staining and discoloration.
We offer clear and removable wrap-around retainers. Please treat your retainers with care because they are fragile and costly to replace. You will be given a case to store your retainer. Our advice is to keep your retainer in the case whenever you are not wearing it. To keep your retainer clean, brush it with toothpaste and soak it in a denture cleaner once every couple of weeks using room temperature water.
To ensure that you can keep your newly straightened teeth in their place, we recommend wearing your retainer at all times except when eating and brushing your teeth. You should also remove your retainer if while participating in any sport that requires you to wear a mouthguard and while swimming. After 12 months of wearing your retainer 24/7, we will evaluate revising your retention routine and possibly switch you to wearing your retainer only at night. Remember that your compliance during the retention phase can make or break the success of your final results.