What Are Damon® Braces?
Damon braces are an advanced version of traditional brackets. The primary difference is that the bracket does not need an O-ring elastic or ligature to attach to the archwire. Damon braces work much like traditional braces, but they are self-ligating.
The brackets slide freely on the archwire as the orthodontist adjusts it. The teeth can move fluidly, and orthodontic treatment may be faster and more comfortable.
Benefits of Damon Brackets
Here are several ways that Damon braces can make a difference in your treatment:
Less Time at the Orthodontist
Orthodontists don't have to spend time applying new O-rings at each appointment, making visits fewer and more efficient for their patients.
Less Painful Treatment
With traditional braces, the orthodontist tightens the system at each appointment, which can result in discomfort and even pain. Since the forces used in Damon® braces are lighter over longer amounts of time between visits, the process is generally much more comfortable.
Easier to Clean
Damon® brackets do not have O-rings, so they don't collect as much plaque and food debris as traditional braces. The patient will have an easier time keeping their braces clean, leaving them at less risk of white-spot lesions and gum disease.
Gentler on the Mouth
Patients with traditional braces sometimes have problems with the brackets hurting the inside of their lips and cheeks.
Damon® braces are not as tall as traditional brackets. They are smoother to the touch, so they cause fewer problems.
Clear Brackets Available
You can get clear brackets with the Damon® system, making braces far less visible on the teeth. Clear brackets enable teen and adult patients to show more of their natural smiles.
Are You a Good Candidate for Damon® Braces?
If you've been unhappy with your smile, you know how it can affect your personal and professional life. Patients who need to upgrade their smiles for cosmetic or medical reasons should talk to an orthodontist about getting treatment.
Anyone interested in traditional braces should think about getting Damon® brackets. The system works similarly but is smoother, quicker, and less painful than traditional braces.
Why Choose Embrace Orthodontics?
Our boutique practice strives to be a place where patients feel comfortable. Unlike other orthodontic offices, Embrace Orthodontics is a solo-doctor practice, meaning that you will know exactly who your doctor is at every appointment. Your satisfaction and good health are our top priorities. We will assist you in making the best decisions for your orthodontic treatment and build a great smile together, as a team.
Frequently Asked Questions About Damon Braces
Here are several patient questions and our answers:
How often do Damon® braces need tightening?
Damon® braces don't need tightening. At each appointment, the orthodontist changes the wires. The process is more gradual than that of traditional braces.
Are adjustments painful?
Damon® braces adjustments are more straightforward than with traditional braces. The archwire on Damon® braces is light titanium and exerts less pressure on the teeth.
You may have a little discomfort for a few days after an adjustment, but you can take over-the-counter pain medication.
Can adults receive Damon® braces treatment?
Yes, Damon® braces are appropriate for all ages. Adults who want faster results often opt for Damon® braces over the traditional system.
Can I choose the color of my Damon® brackets?
Yes, colored O-rings can be added to the Damon® brackets to help patients express themselves.
Can I play sports with Damon braces?
You or your child can continue an active lifestyle while wearing braces. We recommend wearing a mouthguard that does not mold directly to your teeth. Your orthodontist can offer recommendations on which brands.
Improving Your Outlook With Damon Braces
Damon® braces make the process of straightening your teeth smoother and easier. When you have a brighter smile, your perspective on life will change. You or your child will feel more confident. You may also avoid future dental problems. Talk to our orthodontists today and find out how Damon braces can improve your life.