Invisalign vs. Damon Braces

Invisalign vs. Damon Braces
Posted on 02/02/2022

It can be challenging to decide what option you should choose for orthodontic treatment. Depending on what your orthodontist recommends and what your lifestyle is like, certain types of orthodontic treatment may work better for you than others. While Invisalign remains to be a very popular option, some people prefer traditional braces with Damon braces.

What are Damon’s braces?

At Lindsey Orthodontics, we strive to find the best fit for our patients. If you have been recommended Damon braces or Invisalign, you should learn the similarities and differences between the two types of orthodontic care to help you decide which option will work best for you.

What Are Damon Braces?

  • Damon braces are like traditional braces but use self-ligating brackets instead of elastics. Traditionally, metal braces use elastics to hold the wire in place (this is when people can choose the color of their braces).
  • For some, elastics cause discomfort and irritability. This is where Damon braces can be appealing to many patients.
  • With Damon braces, you can make fewer in-office visits because the teeth move with less pressure.

Clear Damon Braces

  • Clear Damon braces can be a great option for teens and adults who want braces that are less noticeable, but still effective.

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.


  • Invisalign is a popular option for many- and for good reason! It is convenient and effective.
  • Instead of metal braces, Invisalign works by using a series of clear plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. Once a week you switch to another tray, as your teeth begin to gradually shift.
  • They are almost invisible when worn.
  • They are easy to take in and out for things like eating and cleaning.
  • Because you are able to take them out, you must be disciplined to wear them at least 22 hours a day (unless instructed otherwise by your orthodontist). You must remember to put them back in after eating, drinking, and cleaning.

Find the Right Treatment For You!

Find the right treatment for you at Lindsey Orthodontics today! Dr. Lindsey and staff are excited to help you come up with a comprehensive, customizable treatment that works just for you. Make an appointment with us! Our Griffin and Locust Grove offices are also able to answer any questions or concerns you have before you start. We’re happy to help you with anything we can!