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Phoenix, AZ — Thanks to constantly evolving developments in modern orthodontics, braces and clear plastic aligners such as Invisalign® have become common treatments for improving one’s smile throughout the U.S. as more patients are seeking the benefits of faster treatment time, effectiveness, and improved appearance. Dr. Chris Murphy says his center for orthodontics in Phoenix has seen the emerging innovations in technology produce exceptional results in less time than conventional methods. He says Damon braces, one of the latest and most advanced treatment techniques, have become an increasingly popular option for his patients like Cheryl, who are concerned about enhancing their appearance and self-confidence.

Having been referred from her dentist to Dr. Murphy due to significant gaps and protrusion in her teeth, Cheryl says her confidence had suffered for years from being forced to hide her smile. The Phoenix orthodontist says her upper and lower teeth suffered from severe malocclusion, or crooked teeth, a dental condition present in an estimated 66 to 75 percent of all American adults according to the Journal of the American Dental Association. Dr. Murphy says he recommended Damon clear braces for Cheryl on both her upper and lower teeth for one and a half years and regular adjustment appointments every two months. After completing treatment, Dr. Murphy says he removed the braces and the results were dramatic.

“It was such a dramatic improvement for Cheryl from where she started. She has gained so much more confidence in her smile. Cheryl’s amazing personality only got better after she gained the ability to smile with confidence,” says Dr. Murphy.

The Damon System utilizes self-ligating technology to eliminate the need for elastic or metal ties typically associated with traditional braces. Because it employs body heat-activated, shape-memory alloy wires instead, Dr. Murphy says treatment requires fewer adjustments and the results occur much more quickly. He says the advanced techniques used by Damon Braces also minimize friction and pressure so there is less discomfort throughout. Also available in clear brackets, Dr. Murphy adds that patients like Cheryl who are more image conscious can benefit from the more discreet appearance.

Regardless of which procedure patients decide is right for them, whether it be clear braces, traditional braces, or Invisalign®, Dr. Murphy says consulting with a board-certified orthodontist who has an extensive familiarity with the latest treatments is essential for attaining the right results. He says conducting the proper research into what treatments are available will help patients make an informed decision with the help of an experienced and dedicated practice.

About Christopher Murphy, DDS

Dr. Chris Murphy graduated cum laude from Southern Methodist University and earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and his Master’s degree in Orthodontics at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston. He is a board-certified orthodontist and has been voted by his peers as one of the “Top Orthodontists in Phoenix” by Phoenix Magazine. Dr. Murphy has published numerous articles in various professional journals and is required reading for any orthodontist seeking board certification. He is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, the Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists, and several other organizations.

Murphy Orthodontics has two locations at 4910 E. Greenway Road Suite 1 in Scottsdale, AZ, reachable at (602) 482-0022, and 13210 W. Van Buren Street, Suite 106 in Goodyear, AZ, reachable at (623) 932-9212. It can also be contacted online via the website murphyorthodontics.com or the Murphy Orthodontics Facebook page.