Types of Braces
Providing braces in Peabody, Newburyport, and Amesbury
Damon Braces and Damon Clear System
More Than Just Straight Teeth!
The Damon System is not just a new product, it’s a whole new way of treating patients. Conventional treatment often requires removal of healthy teeth and/or the use of palatal expanders to make space. This approach is often uncomfortable, takes longer, and can leave a narrower arch and a flat profile. Damon smiles are full, natural 10-tooth smiles achieved with light biologically-sensible forces, and are specifically designed to improve the overall facial result of each patient.
Braces are the
beginning, but the system makes the smile. Certified Damon System doctors like Dr. Pavlo combine three key components, which when used together, deliver faster treatment, fewer appointments, greater comfort, and consistent high-quality results:
- Damon passive self-ligating braces that eliminate the need for elastic or metal “ties”.
- Light high-technology shape-memory wires that move teeth faster and require fewer adjustments.
- A new clinically proven treatment approach that aligns your teeth and enhances your facial aesthetics – usually without extractions or rapid palatal expanders.
Conventional braces on the left are tied in with elastics, which caus
e friction and pressure, making treatment slower and less comfortable. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the wire, which allows teeth to move more freely, quickly and comfortably.
Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment.
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Insignia – Advanced Smile Design
Unlike traditional orthodontics and their “one size fits all” approach, Insignia Advanced Smile Design customizes braces and wires to you. The result is a radiant smile that reflects your individuality.Insignia can reduce your time in braces by up to 25%. Insignia advances the science and art of orthodontics beyond capabilities seen with traditional braces.
Insignia helps develop a precise treatment plan for your unique orthodontic needs.
Invisalign -The easy way to improve your smile.
Invisalign is proven technology designed to give you the smile you’ve always wanted, without the pain and anxiety associated with metal braces.
Invisible. Comfortable. Removable – To help you get a more beautiful smile, Invisalign uses a series of clear, removable aligners to gradually move your teeth. You wear a set of aligners for about two weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush and floss. As you replace each set of aligners with the next in the series, your teeth will gradually move until they reach the position the doctor has prescribed for you. The average treatment time is about a year.
Less treatment time – An average Invisalign course of treatment takes about a year. At regular intervals, you’ll receive a new set of custom-molded clear aligners to continue the straightening process. The total number of clear aligners is specific to you, determined by the doctor for your course of treatment.
Clear. Comfortable – Since Invisalign is practically invisible, there’s no unwanted attention to your mouth. In fact, very few people will notice at all – unless you tell them. They’re comfortable to wear and remove easily when you eat, brush, and floss.
Is Invisalign for Me?Invisalign can be used to treat the vast majority of common problems for adults and teens. Whether your smile needs minor improvements or more extensive adjustments, Invisalign can certainly help. It’s successful in treating overly crowded or widely spaced teeth. It can also relieve more complex issues, including overbites, underbites and even crossbites.
Made to fit your lifestyle, not change it – Because Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to position and
straighten teeth, you can keep your active lifestyle during treatment. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners have no metal bands or wires to irritate your mouth. So go ahead and be as active as you like. Since Invisalign is removable, just take the clear aligners out for special events or if you’re going to indulge in a sticky, gooey snack.
Look your best during and after treatment –
Of course you want to look great, at work, at school, with friends. Maybe you speak to groups or conduct meetings. You still can. Because Invisalign is clear and nearly invisible, most people will never know you’re straightening your teeth – unless you tell them. And when your course of treatment has ended, you can feel more confident, whether in front of people or not. You’re going to have a stunning smile. All across the country, people like you now have great smiles and straighter teeth, thanks to Invisalign. Why not join them?
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Looking for an alternative to metal braces?
ClearCorrect is the clear and simple choice. No wires. No brackets. Just clear, convenient comfort—every reason to smile. With ClearCorrect, Dr. Pavlo can straighten your teeth using a series of clear, custom, removable aligners. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little bit at a time until you eventually get straight teeth. You and Dr. Pavlo will then evaluate your teeth and talk about any problems or goals you have for your smile. Once we establish ClearCorrect is the right treatment option for you, we will take impressions, photos, and x-rays of your teeth that ClearCorrect uses in manufacturing your custom aligners.
You’ll wear your aligners all the time, except while eating and drinking or during daily tooth care, such as brushing and flossing. Your ClearCorrect aligners are so clear they are barely noticeable so they won’t have an impact on your day to day life. Aligner by aligner, you’ll be able to see the difference as your teeth slowly adjust and align to your target smile. You’ll visit our office periodically for checkups to see how you’re progressing until you eventually have the straight smile you’ve always wanted.
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The Red White & Blue ®, RW II ® and Simpli5 ® invisible braces systems.
The clear braces alternatives. While Invisalign® may be the most familiar brand, there are other invisible braces products available. Three of these are the Simpli 5 ®, Red White & Blue ®, and RW II ® systems, all manufactured by AOA Orthodontic Laboratory, Inc.
From the standpoint of the patient’s experience, the aligners used with all three of these systems look very similar to and are used in identical fashion as those utilized with the Invisalign ® system. They differ, however, in the
manner in which they are fabricated and the types of cases that they are intended to treat.
These removable aligner systems are primarily intended for use with treatment plans that involve the correction of minor to moderate malalignments of (only) anterior teeth. This includes:
- Minor malocclusions: small rotation, torque, tip, and spacing problems.
- Post orthodontic refinement.
- Correction of orthodontic relapse due to failure to wear a retainer.
- Minor alignment improvements in preparation of other dental work such as the placement of porcelain veneers.
- Patients who desire clear braces treatment but do not need the intensity of the Invisalign ® system (or even Invisalign Express ®).
- As you will find out shortly, each of the systems we detail on this page varies by way of the number of aligners that it involves. Since each individual aligner is typically intended to produce tooth movement on the order of 1/2 mm (a little more than 1/64th of an inch), the greater the number of aligners the system offers, the more severe the malalignments it can be used to correct.