Sunday, September 8, 2013

Damon Bracket Advantages in Markham, Ontario? Another Study Says No...

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.