Which are more effective self-ligating braces: In-Ovation Braces or Damon System? (photos)
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Self-ligating braces have many advantages...
Self-ligating braces have many advantages for patients. The built-in doors hold the archwire in place so there is usually no need for additional wires or elastics to hold it. This makes for a much cleaner mouth during the whole time you are in braces. I think that is a huge advantage! Many of the risks associated with braces are due to excess plaque trapped against the teeth. You asked about two different types of self-ligating braces: Damon vs. In-Ovation. There is an important difference between the two - friction. There are many orthodontists who believe friction helps teeth move and there are just as many who say less friction is the way to go. Basically, the bracket is simply a tool the orthodontist uses to push/pull your teeth into alignment. The best bracket is the one YOUR orthodontist uses on a daily basis. Choose an orthodontist who you can believe in then don't worry too much about the brackets they use...the end result will depend on the skill of your orthodontist not the bracket!
Damon braces have revolutionized the methods used by orthodontists to improve your oral health and your appearance.
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