Braces

Braces are commonly used to align the teeth. Although there are several types of braces, they all work in a similar way. This brief guide will educate you on the different kinds of braces available today.

When one thinks of braces, almost automatically we go to the large metal pieces that fit over our teeth. Thankfully, modern dental technology has made these so they are slightly less visible. Our dentist will consult with you if these are the right course of action for you.  Don’t hesitate to contact us at 317-462-7700 at your earliest convenience for an evaluation. 

Damon Clear Braces

Just as the name implies, Damon Clear braces are clear and discrete. Some clear braces have visible metal parts or elastic ties, which often yellow during treatment. But because Damon braces are tieless, they're exempt from stains and discoloration. Damon Clear braces are designed for accurate tooth movement and long-lasting results. And because the need for an expander is lower, Damon braces are less likely to interfere with your speech.

Although the length of treatment varies from patient to patient, treatment time with Damon Clear is up to six months faster than with conventional braces – and this method is more comfortable. Because Damon don't need to be "tightened," you won't experience pain after office appointments.

Your dentist at Creative Smiles can determine whether Damon Clear braces are a good option for you. Call us at 317-462-7700.

Damon Braces

A nice smile is not only beautiful, it also promotes good health. No matter what age you are, it is never too early or too late to invest in braces. Damon braces are appliances that are fitted in the same way as traditional metal braces. But instead of having brackets that tighten and adjust the braces regularly, Damon braces use a slide mechanism that attaches wires to brackets to move naturally with the teeth as they realign. This makes them more comfortable, better looking and able to provide strong results in a shorter time. Damon braces are more effective at correcting severe crowding, are more comfortable and have a lower relapse rate, 

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Lingual Braces

Lingual braces are placed behind the teeth (by the tongue and palate), rather than in front, and therefore offer a great cosmetic alternative for those who want their teeth straightened without the braces showing. This partly explains why they are more common among adults than children. One other advantage is that if you play a wind instrument or a sport, lingual braces are easier to adapt to than traditional braces.

Not everyone can wear lingual braces. The teeth must be long enough to provide sufficient room to glue the braces on the inside of the teeth; therefore, lingual braces may not work for children or someone with especially small teeth. You also cannot wear lingual braces if you have excessive bite problems.

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