Just as no two smiles are alike, a variety of orthodontic treatment options are available to help achieve your best smile. In fact, there is more than one kind of braces, and each has pros and cons. One such treatment option is Damon Braces.
Read on for more about what Damon Braces are, how they differ from conventional metal braces, what they typically cost, and more. Before you know it, you’ll be armed with everything you need to discuss the topic with one of our local orthodontists.
What are Damon Braces?
Like traditional braces, Damon Braces help align your teeth and give you a great smile. The difference between the two options is in the way they work to straighten your teeth. The Damon System produces a broader smile that improves your facial profile and reduces dark triangles at the corners of your mouth. With Damon Braces, your teeth are more upright and aligned into a cosmetically appealing smile “arc.” This approach has been clinically proven over 20 years and has more than 7 million great-looking smiles!
How do Damon Braces work?
Traditional braces rely on brackets and wires to move your teeth. In addition, elastic bands surround the wires and provide appropriate tension to move the teeth into alignment. For certain patients, this may cause some level of discomfort. On the other hand, Damon Braces uses a “self-ligating system.” This means they have a sliding mechanism built into each bracket to hold the wire and gradually adjust the tension.
What are the benefits of Damon Braces?
While Damon Braces may be more comfortable and convenient than traditional braces, you’ll want to discuss your unique treatment options with a local orthodontist to make sure you find an option that’s right for you—whether that’s traditional braces, Invisalign® clear aligners, or Damon Braces. Common Damon Braces benefits may include:
Increased Comfort Level
Because they eliminate the elastic bands used in traditional braces, some patients find more comfort with Damon Braces. Your comfort level depends on the dental structure in your mouth, and the movement needed to straighten your teeth.
Easier to Clean
Elastic bands may cause bacteria build-up, which requires a careful oral hygiene routine. Damon Braces have fewer parts, making them easier to clean. Either way, you’ll still want to follow your orthodontist’s recommendations about a daily regimen of flossing and brushing to maintain your oral health.
Braces Color Options
Damon Braces are available with clear and metal brackets, which may make a difference for some patients concerned about their appearance. Ceramic braces (also known as clear braces) and Invisalign aligners make it less obvious that you are wearing braces.
Fewer Orthodontist Appointments
The elastic bands in traditional braces can break, which may mean more trips to the orthodontist for repairs. Because Damon Braces are self-ligating, they require less tightening or replacement adjustments.
Damon Braces Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Let’s dive into some of the most common questions and answers.
Q: Are Damon Braces right for me?
A: Damon Braces may work as well as other teeth alignment options for issues such as underbite, overbite, crowded teeth, or uneven teeth. Remember that each smile is unique, so it’s important to discuss all your options with an orthodontist to find the best treatment approach for your needs.
Q: How are Damon Braces different from traditional braces?
A: Damon Braces use a sliding mechanism inside the brackets instead of the elastic bands traditionally found in conventional braces.
Q: How long will treatment in Damon Braces last?
A: The exact length of treatment depends on the amount of movement required to realign your teeth. Generally, treatment can last from a few months to a year or more.
Q: How Much Do Damon Braces Cost?
A: Depending on your specific situation, the cost of treatment with Damon Braces usually runs from $3000-$8000, comparable to that of traditional braces. Talk to your local orthodontist about insurance and payment options.
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