Damon® Q Braces
In an effort to provide our patients with the very latest in orthodontics, we are proud to offer Damon® braces. The all-new, all-metal, self-ligating Damon® braces system goes above and beyond to increase patient comfort and reduce overall treatment time while straightening your teeth.
Damon® Q braces also have smoother, more rounded corners to help provide greater comfort and to appear even less noticeable than normal braces! Our doctors use an innovative technique with light wires and low friction brackets to move teeth, resulting in faster treatment times. In addition to greater comfort and reduced treatment time, the Damon® System makes it easier to maintain good oral hygiene because the brackets are easier to keep clean. This contributes to greater overall health, happiness and physical attractiveness for the duration of treatment.
If you want a beautiful smile with the least amount of treatment time, please contact us for more information on the latest revolution in braces: Damon® braces!
Damon Clear Braces
We proudly offer Damon® Clear braces. These braces provide all the benefits of traditional braces while being less visible to other people. Damon® Clear combines the look and comfort image-conscious patients need with the strength and functionality our doctors demand.
The Damon Clear system includes strong brackets made of polycrystalline alumina (PCA). This material is resistant to staining from coffee, mustard, red wine and other agents. Damon® Clear also eliminates the need for elastic ties which stain, collect bacteria during treatment and make braces more visible.
Damon® Clear is a great option for our patients who want the benefits of traditional braces without being so obvious to others during everyday life.
We are a Certified Premier Invisalign Provider
Invisalign straightens your teeth without wires and brackets, using a series of clear, customized, removable appliances called aligners. It’s virtually undetectable, which means hardly anyone will know that you’re straightening your teeth.
Our doctors are able to combine advanced 3-D computer graphic technology with the 100-year-old science of orthodontics. Invisalign aligners are designed to move your teeth in small steps to their desired final position. Each aligner is precisely calibrated and manufactured to fit your mouth at each stage of the treatment plan.
How it Works
Invisalign uses advanced computer technology to create a sequence of unique to you finely calibrated aligners — as few as 12 or as many as 48. Each aligner is worn for 7 days and should only be taken out to eat, brush and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next, your teeth will begin to move gradually — week-by- week until the final alignment prescribed is attained.
Then you’ll be smiling like you never have before!
Contact us today for an Invisalign consultation.
We are a Certified Premier Invisalign Teen Provider
Worried about having metal braces for Prom, yearbook photos, or playing sports? We understand, that is why Blackburn & Elrod Orthodontics is a Certified Invisalign Teen provider.
Invisalign clear aligners are virtually invisible and most people don’t even notice them. Since they are removable, you can eat what you want without any worry of breaking a bracket or rubber band.
Invisalign aligners do not interfere with your daily life, since they are:
- Clear –Virtually invisible and don’t show up in photos.
- Removable – Eat what you want, when you want.
- Maximum Comfort – Aligners gradually shift your teeth making them extremely comfortable to wear.
- Customized – Each set is specific to you, so they are optimized for fast results.
Eat What You Want
Ever hear that you won’t be able to eat anything with braces? Not with Invisalign. Because it is completely removable, you can eat all your favorites, from corn on the cob to popcorn or apples.
Worried That Invisalign Will Interfere with Extracurriculars?
One of our favorite things about Invisalign is that not only are the aligners removable, they are also very durable. Invisalign will not interfere with any of your extracurricular activities. From acting to playing sports or being a part of the school band, Invisalign will let you continue to do all the activities you love.
iTero Element Scanner
We Are a Digital Impression Practice
We’ll Make a Great First Impression
The iTero Element Scanner is a state-of-the-art digital impression system that eliminates the need for messy putty in your mouth. With our iTero Element Scanner, we can digitally capture a detailed 3D model of your teeth and gums. Not only is this process far more comfortable than the old putty based impressions, but it’s faster and can offer a superior clinical endpoint.
- No goop or gag to worry about
- Fast, accurate impression
- Ideal for Invisalign® clear aligners and retainers
- See a simulation of your potential post-treatment smile
Want to finish your orthodontic treatment in less time and with fewer visits, then PROPEL Orthodontics is for you. This innovative system allows Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elrod to finish treatment more effectively and efficiently. This means less time in treatment for patients in traditional braces or using Invisalign aligners.
What is PROPEL Orthodontics?
PROPEL Orthodontics provides innovative devices and procedures to shift teeth as quickly and painlessly as possible. PROPEL works with the patient’s own biology which stimulates bone remodeling, allowing the teeth to move faster and more predictably into their ideal position. PROPEL can be used in combination with current orthodontic treatments, including Invisalign and traditional braces, moving teeth in to their desired position 50% faster.
Why should I consider PROPEL Orthodontics?
PROPEL Orthodontics works by creating micro osteo-perforations in a micro-invasive way to accelerate the stimulation of bone production in the upper and lower jaw which makes orthodontic systems, such as Invisalign and traditional braces, more efficient. This alone cuts treatment time in half. PROPEL will help both your teeth shift and tissues heal faster than with orthodontic treatment by itself.
PROPEL has also enabled Dr. Blackburn and Dr. Elrod to utilize Invisalign to correct very difficult tooth movements that were once thought impossible to be treated with Invisalign alone. In some complex cases, our doctors are now able to treat cases without surgery or using traditional braces! PROPEL can be completed chair-side in minutes by our doctors and yields little discomfort to the patient. There is zero recovery time and patients are able to return to their normal daily routine immediately!
PROPEL Orthodontics, can help:
- Shift teeth faster.
- Stimulate alveolar bone development.
- Cut your orthodontic treatment time in half!