What is the Damon System?
The Damon System is self-ligating, which means it had a built-in method of connecting brackets and archwires, unlike the elastic ties attaching traditional braces. The system has been in use for more than two decades. Damon braces can reduce friction in the mouth and they allow you to get rid of the elastic ties associated with traditional braces, enabling you to brush more effectively. It can also help make teeth upright in addition to straightening them.
Benefits of Damon braces
Why consider Damon braces instead of other options? The advantages of picking this type of braces vs. traditional metal ones include:
- Transparency: If you choose these clear braces, you can’t see them on the teeth.
- Speed: Damon braces often work faster than other types of orthodontic care.
- Comfort: The self-ligating method causes less discomfort than other types of orthodontic solutions.
- Fewer appointments: The method requires fewer adjustments, which means fewer office visits.
How do Damon braces work?
Instead of using elastic, Damon braces rely on a slide mechanism that attaches the archwires to the brackets. The wire can move freely in this system, decreasing the friction between braces and teeth. This method also means no tightening of the braces, which causes much of the discomfort associated with traditional orthodontic treatment. Your teeth experience less pressure as they adjust to new positions.
In addition to offering comfortable treatment, Damon braces also allow for improved oral hygiene. When you have traditional metal braces, it may be challenging to brush between the elastic and get out all the plaque and lingering bacteria that can gather in the mouth. With Damon System braces, you have fewer barriers around the teeth, so it’s easier to get a regular brushing experience.
Damon System braces treat many of the same problems traditional metal braces address. They can correct underbites, overbites, crowded teeth and crooked or uneven teeth. We can apply Damon braces in clear or metal finishes.
Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics is your top choice for Damon braces
Trust Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics with your Damon braces. We became the first practice in the St. Louis area to offer the Damon System and have years of experience. We also prioritize premier care and quality treatment. We pledge that you’ll enjoy an outstanding experience when you come to our office.
You can have the smile you’ve always wanted and get it in less time when you use the Damon System for your orthodontic treatment. Request an appointment at Alizadeh & Schreiner Orthodontics today to begin your journey and learn more about Damon braces!