Types of Braces
Damon® System brackets are available in both metal and tooth-coloured forms. They have metal doors that act as a solid wall to help hold the wire in place, and have smooth rounded corners to help keep the inside of your cheeks and lips comfortable. The clear brackets are often chosen by patients who want their braces to be less visible.
Invisalign® is a well-known product that isn’t braces, but in many cases can achieve the same results. It consists of a series of clear plastic aligners (trays) custom designed for each patient. They are typically switched out every two weeks to achieve gradual movement of individual teeth. Special impressions are taken at our office which are then sent to the Invisalign lab. They scan them into a computer, and with Dr. Barnett’s specific input into the case, these digital scans are used to fabricate the necessary number of aligners to coax the teeth into the final desired position. While they can’t do EVERYTHING braces can do, they are a great option in select cases, especially for people who want straight teeth, but really don’t want traditional braces.