Compare to Invisalign Braces
Choosing the type of orthodontic treatment that's right for you is a life-changing decision, so why settle for the limitations of invisible aligners, such as Invisalign, when there's Damon Clear®? While aligners may be effective at helping to to straighten some teeth, the Damon System treatment method delivers more than straight teeth and results intended to last a lifetime.
More Than Straight Teeth
Before Damon System Treatment
This patient could be considered a candidate for treatment using an invisible aligner. While some may only notice a space between her two front teeth that need correction, note that many of her teeth are tipped inward, resulting in a narrow smile accentuated by dark corridors within her lips. Aligners could be used to make minor corrections, but what about her smile? This patient would benefit from a broader smile, something the Damon System delivers.
After Damon System Treatment
Following treatment with the Damon System, the patient not only received straight teeth and a broader smile, but witness the improvements to her overall facial aesthetics. Notice the change in her mid-face, smile and arch form. Such extraordinary results would be difficult to achieve with aligners.
Damon Clear vs. Invisalign
Damon Clear Braces
|Is Everyone a Candidate?||Yes||No1|
|Quality of Results||Excellent. Effective at treating mild to severe crowding while delivering arch development and aligned teeth, bite and smile arc.||Can be effective at treating mild to moderate tooth crowding but does not treat as effectively as braces, according to clinical studies.2|
|Long-Term Results||Removable retainer at night may be recommended.||Higher relapse rate than braces.3 Removable aligner/retainer at night may be recommended.|
|Comfort||Damon System braces have been found to be more comfortable than traditional braces, according to clinical studies.4||May experience temporary discomfort for a few days at the beginning of each phase of treatment.5|
|Removable||Not removable, this means that Damon Clear is working 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to move teeth quickly.||Removable but must be worn a minimum of 20-22 hours a day to be most effective.5|
|Speech Difficulty||No||May temporarily affect speech (e.g., lisp) during treatment.5|
|Cost||Ranges from $3,800 – $8,000 depending on treatment.||Ranges from $3,800 – $8,000 depending on treatment.5|
Invisalign is a registered trademark of Align Technology, Inc. Damon System/Ormco Corporation does not manufacture or license the Invisalign product. Damon System/Ormco Corporation is not endorsed, sponsored, affiliated or otherwise authorized by Align Technology, Inc.
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- Djeu G, Shelton C, Magazini A. Outcome assessment of Invisalign and traditional orthodontic treatment compared with the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system. American Journal of Orthodontics & Dentofacial Orthopedics 2005; 128(3):292-298.
- Daniel Kuncioa D, Maganzinib A, Sheltonc C, Freemand K. Invisalign and traditional orthodontic treatment postretention outcomes compared using the American Board of Orthodontics objective grading system. Angle Orthodontist, Vol 77, No 5, 2007.
- Berger J. Self-ligation in the year 2000, a comparative assessment of conventional ligation and self-ligation bracket systems. Journal of Clinical Orthodontics 2000.