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Damon braces (notmetal) vs lingual? my dr claims damon aremore effective,they make smile wider, reduce dark triangles. is he biased?he only does damon

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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 37 years experience
Worth Considering: This system has significant advantages over other traditional metal braces. Advantages are: reduced treatment time, need fewer adjustments and they do not require rubber bands. However, make sure your doctor is allowing you to make informed decisions.
Dr. Arnold Malerman
Orthodontics 54 years experience
See a pro: General dentist's who do braces are not as trains or as skilled as Orthodontic Specialists. An Orthodontist knows that the training and skill of the operator is more important then the gadget. Lingual appliances take longer to treat. Damon appliances tend to flare teeth outward. Please seek a specialist's opinion.

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