Most everyone gets some form of braces or aligners during their life. Very few people have naturally straight, aligned teeth. Having straight teeth offers various benefits. Other than being aesthetically pleasing, straight teeth allow for teeth to be easier to clean and give patients the best chance to avoid a misaligned bite. At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we offer different options for our patients to achieve straight, aligned teeth. One of these options is Damon braces.
What Are Damon Braces?
Damon braces are similar to traditional braces in that they’re comprised of metal brackets and wires attached to the teeth that, over time, physically pull teeth into a location for a beautiful smile and an aligned bite.
However, the Damon system of braces do not use elastic bands to hold the wire to the bracket, which doesn’t allow wires to move horizontally during treatment, and leading to a less comfortable experience, especially in the days immediately following a new wire placement.
Instead, Damon braces utilize a small door and groove in each bracket to gently hold the wire in place and provides a less intense pull on the teeth with each new wire. In addition, the wires themselves are slightly less rigid than with traditional braces, further helping to enhance the comfort of this treatment.
ARE YOU A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR DAMON BRACES?
Many people find that Damon braces are a good option for them. In some instances, Damon system braces are not the best form of treatment we recommend to create beautiful smiles for our patients.
If you are unsure what type of orthodontic treatment will benefit you most, come talk to our orthodontist, Dr. Meagan Struby, at South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics. After a thorough examination of your oral health, teeth, jaws, and facial profile, she can help you determine the best treatment plan for your orthodontic care.
REASONS FOR GETTING DAMON BRACES
Damon brackets, used in conjunction with extremely flexible, low-force, shape-memory wires, allow the teeth to move with biologically-sensible forces, which makes this option more comfortable.
Here are a few advantages:
- Noticeable improvement in the first 10 weeks
- Remarkable smile results with full, broad arches
- Reduced treatment time and fewer office visits
- Improved comfort without traditional tightening
- Option for two-bracket materials: metal or clear
With their polycrystalline structure, the clear braces blend well with your natural tooth color. Many people won’t notice right away that you are even wearing braces! This makes them ideal for adults who wish to undergo treatment, but don’t want it to be obvious that they have braces.
Dr. Meagan Struby has had quite a history of using Damon braces and has seen remarkable results!
SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION
If you are interested in learning more about Damon clear brackets and your other orthodontic options, then schedule a consultation with us. At South Meadows Dental & Orthodontics, we are passionate about giving our patients gorgeous smiles through our various orthodontic methods. To make an appointment, call our office or fill out an online form.