In recent years, self-ligating braces have become a popular orthodontic treatment. These braces come with low-friction brackets that don’t require elastic bands. Self-ligating braces are more comfortable than traditional braces because they need fewer adjustments and tend to be gentler on teeth and gums.
Damon Clear combines the best self-ligating braces with innovative clear ceramic brackets for discreet treatment. At Smile Orthodontics, we perform this treatment using clinically proven low-friction technology to move teeth quickly and comfortably with lighter forces than traditional metal braces. The Damon bracket set is smaller than most other metal bracket sets, so there’s less force on the teeth and tissues.
Damon Braces vs. Traditional Braces
Traditional braces employ a bracket and wire system to straighten teeth. Because conventional braces rely on elastic ties to keep the wire attached to the bracket, they must be changed regularly to keep the teeth shifting. Tightening appointments for braces can be a painful experience, resulting in a longer overall treatment period. Traditional braces are not only painful but also noticeable. Elastics, for example, might make wearers feel uneasy and awkward in their daily lives.
On the other hand, Damon System Braces have a proprietary self-ligating bracket design that opens and shuts like a door. These brackets hold the archwire in place without the use of elastic bands. The teeth are more mobile because the brackets can move freely along the archwire.
You don't have to worry about scheduling conflicts because the system is constantly operational. Damon self-ligating braces provide a more streamlined, faster, and more comfortable treatment solution.
The Benefits of Damon Braces
First, they have self-ligating brackets. Self-ligation refers to how the archwire is secured into the bracket and doesn’t require elastics. The wires slide through the brackets, so there is no need to tie, clip or cover them with rubber bands for adjustments. This eliminates unnecessary pressure on your teeth and speeds up your treatment time by up to six months.
Additionally, the brackets are smaller and less bulky than traditional braces, making them more comfortable and easier to clean. They are also more aesthetically pleasing for those who don’t want their smile overshadowed by noticeable metal appliances.
Lastly, Damon braces are ideal for patients who wish to straighten their teeth but aren’t a good candidate for Invisalign. Removable aligners can’t correct extreme malocclusions and may shift back into their original position after only a few months. For these patients, fixed braces such as Damon are the best option to correct the position of their teeth.
Get in touch with Smile Orthodontics at 530 39th St, Des Moines 50312, or call (515) 274-4637 to learn more about Damon braces. You can also visit our other location at 105 Valley West Dr, West Des Moines 50265, or call (515) 225-9245.