Sunday, September 8, 2013
There are still many patients who come in to see us, their orthodontist in Markham, regarding the use of self-ligating braces such as Damon, Empower, or SmartClip. We tell that that orthodontics is a scientific profession and that we require sound evidence to show that there are differences in order to make such claims. Unfortunately, braces manufacturers sell these braces at a premium and market direct to public.
Here is a link to another recent Randomized Control Trial about the use of self-ligating braces vs traditional braces. Again, the study concludes that there are no differences.
Remember that the braces and appliances are simply a tool. Your results will depend highly on the experience of your orthodontist in diagnosis, treatment planning, and the use of the appliances to properly track you treatment.