I’m always amazed when patients under 20 come into my office and ask “if getting braces is going to hurt a lot?” What stories did their parents tell them I wonder? Orthodontics have come a long way from the time when getting braces was a painful, fearful, anxiety-filled experience. Today you have options that are not only comfortable and non-irritating— they are discrete and convenient.
Both Damon Clear and Invisalign are excellent options for any patient, young or old, who is concerned about pain or irritation. Invisalign’s smooth, comfortable plastic aligners are easy on the gum and mouth. In fact, it’s easy to forget you even have them on. In fact, Invisalign recently launched its new innovative “Smart-Track” material which is even more flexible and uses a more subtle type of force to move teeth.
Damon Clear braces are part of the popular Damon System, which uses “tieless” brackets and high technology arch wires that are clinically proven to move teeth comfortably, quickly (by previous standards) and with impressive results. That’s due to Damon Clear’s advanced “passive” slide mechanism that maintains arch wires within the bracket, allowing teeth to move with a more subtle pressure and less chance of any irritation.
PLUS both Damon Clear and Invisalign call for shorter treatment times than traditional wire and bracket braces. This often helps patients bypass extractions and the use of “rapid palatial expanders” to widen the palate— all good news for who have a low threshold for pain and discomfort. And, drum roll please… with both Invisalign and Damon Clear, you’ll require less orthodontist visits than you’d expect.
I love telling my patients that they can actually—and easily— remove the Invisalign aligner trays for eating and cleaning, and can continue doing all the things they normally do— brush, floss, eat spare ribs, you name it. No sacrifices.While I do not advise you get in the habit of removing your Invisalign aligners, it’s relief for some to know that option is available… just in case. When you’re done eating or flossing, just pop them back in. It’s really that simple.
For the aesthetic-minded
Pain and aesthetics are the two biggest issues for our patients considering braces, and we are proud to say we cater to both concerns. In fact, we offer clear, metal-free and ceramic braces options. If you’re considering getting braces but want to learn more, schedule your initial consultation at the office most convenient for you. We have locations in Mill Basin, Brooklyn; Forest Hills and Rosedale, Queens; and Cedarhurst, Long Island.
At the offices of Dr. Eckstein and Dr. Yusupov, we are not only committed to your 100% satisfaction, we have the experience and track record to back it up. With our Super Elite Top 1% Invisalign ranking, we also have the distinction of being recognized in the industry for our expertise.
Dedicated to creating even more beautiful smiles all over New York.