Thursday, November 13, 2014

The Clear Choice for Braces

Contrary to belief traditional metal braces are only one of multiple choices, and we want to let you know about the clear choice.

Traditional metal braces include metal brackets attached to the teeth and connected by metal wires, which is the most common treatment option to date. However, as dentistry has progressed with the times we now have invisible and less visible options. Deciding to undergo orthodontic treatment to improve your smile not only affects your appearance, but it affects your lifestyle as well. Largely for adults, the stigma of traditional metal braces may deter many from seeking treatment. Clear are discreet and comfortable, and you’re choosing the clear option we recommend is Damon Braces.

Esthetics are the number one reason for choosing to go clear, and Damon Braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Damon brackets have an advantage over traditional brackets in that they do not require Elastic ties. Having braces used to mean a mouthful of wires with elastic ties and uncomfortable orthodontic adjustments. Instead of using elastic ties to hold the wire to the bracket, Damon brackets utilize a passive, self-litigating system. This means the wires are held in place by a sliding mechanism. This sliding mechanism allows for more freedom of movement and eliminates the need for tightening by the orthodontist.

In addition to avoiding uncomfortable adjustment appointments, eliminating the use of elastic ties also allows for a more attractive final result. Even with proper brushing and flossing, plaque tends to gather around elastic ties leading to erosion of the enamel around the bracket, which can mean permanent marks on your teeth when the brackets are removed. Damon brackets are easier to keep clean, making dental hygiene easy during treatment.

More adult orthodontic patients are seeking orthodontic treatment, and it's not hard to figure out why. Appliances that are barely noticeable have been developed to give adults more discreet choices when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Straightening teeth can be an important part of that confidence-boosting makeover process.

Dr. Poser's office is your number one choice from Clear Braces in Germantown and Wauwatosa, contact us today to schedule an appointment 

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