Treatment Comparison

Treatment Comparison

  Invisalign Damon Damon Clear
Description Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable plastic trays (aligners) that fit over teeth. Aligners are custom-made and changed every 2 weeks in order to gradually move teeth into the desired position. Unlike regular that use elastics and clips to apply force, Damon braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism to move the teeth into place. Unlike regular that use elastics and clips to apply force, Damon braces are self-ligating and use a slide mechanism to move the teeth into place. Damon Clear braces are almost invisible.
Cost Treatment cost varies. For more information about the cost of treatment please call (07) 4051 2333. Treatment cost varies. For more information about the cost of treatment please call (07) 4051 2333. Treatment cost varies. For more information about the cost of treatment please call (07) 4051 2333.
Aesthetics Virtually invisible. Similar to metal braces but with much smaller brackets and no elastic ties. Less visible than traditional braces but more visible than lingual braces and Invisalign.
Efficiency Suitable for most cases from mild to moderate complexity. Treatment outcomes are dependant on the experience level of the practitioner. Suitable for most cases. Suitable for most cases.
Oral hygiene Invisalign aligners can be removed for normal brushing and flossing. Therefore it's easier to maintain a good level of oral hygiene throughout the course of treatment. Oral hygiene can be more difficult to maintain with fixed braces because you may find it difficult to floss and brush between the teeth. Oral hygiene can be more difficult to maintain with fixed braces because you may find it difficult to floss and brush between the teeth.
Comfort Most people experience temporary, minor discomfort at the beginning of each new stage of treatment. This short-term effect is typically described as a feeling of pressure. Speech may be temporarily affected at the beginning of treatment. The Damon System can be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces because there isn't as much force required. The discomfort that some patients feel might be a result of the brackets rubbing against the side of the mouth. The Damon System can be much more comfortable than traditional metal braces because there isn't as much force required. The discomfort that some patients feel might be a result of the brackets rubbing against the side of the mouth.
Compliance Research shows that because aligners are virtually invisible, there is a high level of patient acceptance with Invisalign treatment1, 2

1. Improving Periodontal Health through Invisalign treatment, by Robert L. Boyd, DDS, MEd
2. Invisalign Australia survey amongst 6 Invisalign Teen providers. Data on file

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