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Getting braces typically requires a shift in many everyday habits. With brackets and wires, you have to use special interdental toothbrushes to get between brackets and under wires when you brush and floss. With Invisalign®, offered by Christian Manley Orthodontics, your smile-changing experience will only require a couple of minor changes in your day-to-day routine! Additionally, Invisalign® uses clear, plastic aligner trays that are removable. This allows you to eat what you want, play what sports you want, and play what instruments you want, without adjusting to the requirements associated with traditional orthodontic braces. You only need to brush your trays every time you brush your teeth (after every meal) and remember to swap to the new trays every two weeks, or as directed by Dr. Manley ! No one will even know you are straightening your teeth!
Unlike wearing traditional braces, with Invisalign® you can enjoy the same foods as before because you can remove the aligners before eating. You need also never suffer from bad breath issues, because you can still brush and floss as you normally would. Invisalign® has no metal brackets or wires to pinch or poke the insides of your mouth. This helps kids to stay happy at home and at school. They’ll also thank you for spending less time at our orthodontic office and spending more time with their friends and enjoying activities they love!
Our Sammamish, WA & Issaquah, WA orthodontic offices are pleased to offer passive self-ligating Damon braces. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these innovative new braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!
Self-Ligating Braces — A World Without Elastic Ties!
Self-ligating braces use a specialized clip in place of elastics to help the archwire guide teeth into place. These clips help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and require fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Advanced Technology Of Damon Braces
Damon passive self-ligating braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties.” With Damon tie-less braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
Faster Treatment Time With Damon Braces
While treatment time can vary, clinical studies demonstrate that Damon braces are up to six months faster than traditional metal braces.
And while invisible aligners can be effective at straightening some crooked teeth, not everyone is a candidate. In contrast, Damon Clear works 24 hours a day, seven days a week to perfectly align ALL teeth for a phenomenal smile that enhances your entire facial appearance. Damon clear braces are made of a clear ceramic material that does not stain or change color. In fact, Damon clear braces are so clear they are nearly invisible on your teeth. For this reason, Damon® clear braces are popular among our older teenagers and adult patients who prefer their braces appear less noticeable.
Another benefit: No need to worry about lost, misplaced or forgotten clear aligners, so you get in and out of treatment quickly.
Damon Braces Are More Comfortable
Even though Damon braces work so quickly, the use of gentle, low- friction force means less discomfort for you. Very light “shape memory” titanium wires are used, gently guiding your teeth to their ideal position.
Damon Braces And Damon Clear Are More Convenient
Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable, and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties, which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus, Damon braces are available in clear brackets for patients who want a great smile without sacrificing aesthetics.
For many patients, traditional metal braces are the best type of orthodontics. Traditional metal braces help align the teeth and can correct many imperfections, such as gaps and crooked teeth. During your complimentary, no-obligation consultation for braces at Christian Manley Orthodontics, Dr. Manley can help you decide if traditional metal braces are the best treatment choice for you or your loved one. They are typically the most affordable and effective type of orthodontics.
Traditional metal braces are stronger and more resilient than ever before. Brackets are adhered to your teeth with an archwire which will appear straight when your treatment is complete. Modern brackets are smaller and less noticeable than in the past. In addition, Christian Manley Orthodontics offers Mini-Twin braces for those patients seeking a more comfortable and modest look. Mini-Twin brackets include a smooth, bi-directional hook for superior elastic engagement, which may result in greater comfort.
The Mini-Twin Bracket is a smart way to give you the look you’ve always imagined. With these braces you are able to personalize your look with interchangeable colored bands of your choice.
If you are interested in exploring Mini-Twin braces for yourself or your child, click here to schedule your Manley Smile Assessment today!