Thanks to today’s advances in orthodontic technology, Alizadeh and Schreiner Orthodontics can provide our patients with more options when it comes to wearing braces than ever before. While traditional metal braces are still widely used, clear braces are very popular with teens and adults who are self-conscious about wearing braces, along with Invisalign removable aligners, the “braceless” alternative to straight teeth. Dr. Alizadeh and Dr. Schreiner will help you determine which treatment option is right for you.
Damon and Damon Clear Braces
The Damon System of self-ligating braces is yet another innovative orthodontic advance that Dr. Alizadeh and Dr. Schreiner are proud to offer. In fact, Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics is the first practice in St. Louis to offer the Damon System. Damon System braces can align your teeth more quickly and with less discomfort than traditional braces. In addition, Damon System braces require fewer adjustments, which means your number of visits to our office will be greatly reduced. Damon System braces are available in both clear and traditional metal, giving you two great options for one great smile: Yours!
Damon System braces have a unique “sliding door” mechanism that holds a high-tech archwire in place, allowing it to slide freely back and forth for quicker tooth movement. With Damon System braces, there is no need for elastic or metal ties, which means you can experience orthodontic treatment without tightening. And by using lighter forces to move teeth to their desired positions, there is less pressure on your teeth for more comfortable treatment.
Clear appliances, such as Invisalign, use a series of invisible, removable, and comfortable aligners to straighten your teeth. No one can tell you are wearing those aligners because they are invisible! Invisalign aligners are removable so you are not limited in what you can eat and drink during treatment. Plus… brushing and flossing are less of a hassle. The aligners are comfortable and have no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment.
Invisible Braces (Lingual Braces)
Lingual braces are the invisible alternative for patients who don’t want to wear braces or when Invisalign is not an option. Placed behind your teeth, no one will know that you are wearing braces unless you tell them. These unique braces are created using state-of-the-art technology and are 100% customized to the shape of your teeth and dental situation. Lingual braces have the unique prescription that Dr. Alizadeh and Dr. Schreiner create for you, built-in to ensure you get the results that you want. With lingual braces, you get efficient, effective tooth movement with great aesthetics.