Types of Braces

damonDamon Brackets

 Invented by Dr. Dwight Damon, Damon brackets use a unique 'sliding door' technology known as "self-ligating" brackets. These brackets slide back and forth under the archwire, meaning they need no elastic ties and create less friction with the wire. This makes Damon Braces a faster, more comfortable treatment than traditional metal braces.



The Invisalign System does away with metal brackets and wires altogether, instead using a series of clear, removable plastic trays, called aligners, to straighten teeth. The aligners are virtually invisible when worn and can be popped in and out to brush, floss, eat, and drink - so no one will know you're straightening your teeth and you'll have none of the dietary restrictions of traditional braces! While Invisalign used to be reserved for only a few conditions, advances in the technology make it available to almost all orthodontic patients. 

Contact Dr. Gordon Niles Orthodontics

Have more questions about the treatments we offer or want to find out which one is right for you? We're here to help! Please call us at 810-227-1950 or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our Brighton office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful new smile!