Invisalign vs. Damon Braces

Invisalign vs. Damon Braces
Posted on 05/24/2022

When it comes to orthodontics, patients today have more options than ever for types of braces and treatment techniques. Every patient is different, and that means every patient needs a different approach to achieve their new smile. Thankfully, we offer a variety of orthodontic treatment methods at our offices – so no matter what your situation, we can design the perfect treatment course for you. We use the most advanced technologies and treatment techniques to make treatment as comfortable and efficient as possible, often without the need for tooth extractions or expanders. Just like our cars and cell phones, braces and clear aligners come in many ‘makes and models’, and not all braces are equal. We offer our patients affordable payment options so everyone can benefit from today’s latest advancements in orthodontic care. Lifestyle, appearance, and comfort may all be factors to consider when choosing what type of braces or treatment to go with. While you may have heard of Invisalign, lingual braces, and ceramic braces, you may have never heard of Damon braces. But what are Damon braces? Are they just as effective as Invisalign or traditional braces? At Olson Orthodontics, we are here to help you learn more about Damon braces, and how they compare to traditional braces or Invisalign.

What Are Damon Braces?

Damon braces are like traditional braces but use self-ligating brackets instead of elastic ties to hold the wire in place, which allows the wire to slide more easily in the bracket. Traditional braces tie down and bind the wire with elastic or steel ties that can discolor, attract bacteria, and even break or poke a patient. Since the wire is what moves the teeth, these ties can create friction and can require greater force. Damon braces allow the wire to move efficiently, resulting in a more comfortable treatment process and a shorter overall treatment time. Using Damon braces often reduces the number of appointments for patients, which means less time for you in our office. With modern Damon System brackets, the days of being in uncomfortable braces for years with headgear and expanders are long gone. Additionally, Damon braces can expand and broaden smiles in patients of any age, so in most cases, extra appliances like expanders are not needed, even in children. With the ability to correct even severe crowding gently, permanent teeth rarely need to be extracted with the Damon System. All these advantages can save patients time and money, as well as avoid unnecessary pain and discomfort. For fast, comfortable treatment that produces amazing smiles, we use only the Damon System.

Clear Damon Braces

Clear Damon braces can be a great option for teens and adults who want braces that are less noticeable, but still effective. Overall, Damon braces are just as effective as any other type of braces and remain to be an attractive option for those that want metal braces, but with less discomfort and upkeep.


Invisalign is a popular option for many because of its aesthetics and convenience.

Invisalign works by using a series of clear plastic trays called aligners to straighten teeth. Every week you switch to another tray, as your teeth begin to gradually shift. They are almost invisible when worn and are easy to pop in and out for activities like eating and brushing your teeth. However, because you can take them off, you must be disciplined to wear them at least 22 hours a day (unless instructed otherwise by your orthodontist). You must remember to pop them back in after eating, drinking, and brushing. It can also be easy to lose a tray, so make sure to keep them in a secure and safe place. Not all patients are candidates to use aligners for treatment since more complex tooth movements and bite corrections require the forces that only braces can deliver.

Get Damon Braces Today From Olson Orthodontics!

Want to know more about Damon braces? Contact us today! Schedule a consultation with Dr. Olson and our staff! Not only will we go over whether or not Damon braces will work for you, but we’ll also come up with a customized treatment plan that will fit your needs. If you have any questions, don’t be afraid to reach out to our Litchfield Park or Verrado/Buckeye offices.

Olson Orthodontics

  • Litchfield Park Office - 13575 W. Indian School Rd., Suite 400, Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 Phone: 623-536-7004
  • Verrado/Buckeye Office - 4252 N. Verrado Way, Suite 105, Buckeye, AZ 85396 Phone: (623) 536-7004

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