While traditional braces use a system of brackets and wires to straighten teeth, Damon braces are self-ligating. This means the brackets have a door to hold the archwire in place without needing an elastic or metal “tie” to secure the wire to the bracket. Instead, the bracket door is activated by a unique key called a “quadrant.” The keys make brushing and flossing your teeth easy without worrying you’ll miss your brackets. Additionally, fewer adjustments are required with Damon braces than with traditional braces because the brackets don’t need tightening. With this system, patients see better results in less time. At Clark Ortho, many patients choose Damon braces because they prefer to avoid the look of metal in their mouth. These braces are available in the clear, ceramic material, so they’re less noticeable on the teeth than their traditional counterparts.
How Does Damon Braces Work?
The Damon System combines self-ligating braces with arch wires clinically proven to move teeth fast and comfortably with spectacular smiles and facial results. In addition to being technologically advanced, the Damon System is extraordinarily discrete and highly comfortable. With no elastic or metal ties, Damon Clear uses high-tech shape-memory wires that move teeth into position quickly and are gentle to the teeth and tissues. In addition, because there are no metal or elastic ties which attract and collect plaque, Damon Clear makes dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus, Damon Clear is available in clear brackets for those patients who want to make their orthodontic treatment even more discreet.
The Benefits of Damon Braces
Fast Treatment Times
Treatment with Damon braces often takes between six and nine months, which is significantly shorter than conventional braces can take. Many patients finish treatment with Damon braces within a year. This is due to the self-ligating mechanism, which eliminates the need for elastic ties that slow movement and require more frequent adjustments. However, the timeline for treatment may vary depending on your orthodontic needs. Those with severe alignment issues may require more time in active orthodontic treatment.
Less Discomfort Than Traditional Braces
With traditional metal braces, wires and brackets can rub against the teeth and gums, causing irritation and pain. In addition to creating an uncomfortable feeling in the mouth, friction can also damage enamel and cause discoloration of the teeth. Damon braces do not use wires or brackets but instead self-ligating clips and high-tech archwires. Self-ligating clips eliminate the need for elastic bands that can quickly become loose or come off altogether. Instead, the clips hold the wire in place without using rubber bands. The precise placement of each bracket allows for better alignment and less pain for the patient.
With Damon Clear, achieving your perfect smile can be quicker and easier than ever! For more information about your expected treatment time with Damon braces, contact Clark Ortho at 23 North Main Street, Lombard, IL 60148.