Invisalign vs. Damon Braces

We know it can be challenging to decide what braces you should wear for your treatment. Depending on what type of treatment you need, how much you’re willing to spend, and what your lifestyle is like, certain types of braces may work for you more than others. While Invisalign remains to be a popular option, Damon braces may be perfect for you. What are Damon braces? At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, let us educate you on the similarities and differences between Invisalign and Damon braces.

Damon Braces

  • Damon braces use the same mechanism as traditional braces, but utilize self-ligating brackets instead of elastics. Traditional braces, on the other hand, use elastics to hold the wire in place (this is when people can choose the color of their braces).
  • To some, elastics cause discomfort and pain, which make Damon braces more appealing.

There are also two types of Damon braces: clear and metal.

  • Clear Damon braces can, especially, be an appealing option for teens and adults who want braces that are less noticeable, but still effective.
  • Also, with Damon braces, you can make less in-office visits because the teeth move with less pressure.

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.


We all have heard of Invisalign, and how it’s a popular option for many- and for good reason!

  • For those who are eligible, Invisalign is a convenient option because not only are they clear, but they also allow more flexibility.
  • Instead of metal braces, Invisalign works by using a series of clear plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. Every two weeks you change to another tray.
  • The aligners are almost invisible when worn, and are easy to pop in and out for things like eating and cleaning.
  • There is a downside however- you must be disciplined to wear them. Because you can take them on and off, you must remember to pop them back in and wear them as advised. It can also be easy to lose a tray, which means delaying your progress.

Need Help Deciding! Let Us Help You!

The first step to any orthodontic treatment is to make a consultation with an orthodontist to see what problems you need fixed, and what you’re qualified for. At Hoybjerg Family Orthodontics, we can help you or your child decide what is best, and advise you throughout your orthodontic treatment. Contact us today to make an appointment! We are excited to start this journey with you.

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