At Dietrich Orthodontics, we’re proud to offer clear braces to our patients in Alliance, Canton and surrounding areas!
Also known as ceramic braces, tooth-colored braces, or aesthetic braces, they work like metal braces.
About Damon Clear Braces
Our clear braces are designed to be less noticeable on your teeth than metal braces. They're smaller than ever and made of nearly invisible tooth-colored polycrystalline ceramic material.
At Dietrich Orthodontics, we use Damon® Clear Braces. These passive self-ligating brackets combine the look and comfort image-conscious patients want with the strength and functionality expert orthodontists need.
Dr. Dietrich has been using the Damon system exclusively for over ten years. In the past, orthodontics focused on how the teeth fit together, occasionally compromising the face's overall look.
The Damon System uses a unique treatment philosophy that goes beyond straight teeth to create beautiful, broad smiles, without compromising facial aesthetics.
What Makes Damon Clear different?
- Completely aesthetic passive self-ligation bracket with unparalleled design
- Polycrystalline alumina (PCA) material is resistant to staining from coffee, mustard, red wine and other agents
- Tie-less braces that don’t need to be “tightened” and are gentle to the teeth and gums.
- No elastics mean no stains or trapped bacteria.
- High-technology, memory-shape wires that quickly move teeth and require fewer adjustments.
- A clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and improves the look of your face – usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.
Faster Treatment Times In Fewer Visits
With the Damon® System, treatment time is typically shorter than with traditional braces.
Shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile in no time. You may be surprised at how fast.
Tie-less brackets reduce the pressure on your teeth, so they can slide more comfortably to their correct positions.
This innovative approach to orthodontics ensures greater comfort during treatment.
The Differences Between Ceramic & Metal Braces
Metal braces are known for their durability and strength. Clear braces are also tough, but they are made from a different, more fragile material that is more likely to chip or crack. Traditional braces are also better at tolerating pressure than newer ceramic ones.
If you need more drastic corrections, Dr. Dietrich may determine metal braces could be a better option.
Adjustments with ceramic braces have to be slightly smaller, so it can take a little more time to align your teeth.
Having said that, both types of braces work on the same principles and tend to be equally as effective in most cases.
Best for Adults
After a thorough orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Dietrich, we can determine which treatment option will be best for you and your smile.
At Dietrich Orthodontics, we think clear braces are generally better suited to adults and older teens. This is because clear brackets are more likely to break, and they're more expensive than metal brackets.
Schedule a free consultation with Dr. Dietrich to learn if they may be right for you.