Having a smile that makes you feel good is one of life’s little pleasures. It can also be good for your dental health, which in turn is good for your overall health. Teeth that are spaced correctly are easier to clean, which means they are less prone to dental disease, and a balanced jaw is less susceptible to abnormal wear and tear, as well as TMJ disorders. If you have orthodontic problems, proper treatment can be an investment in your confidence, your dental health and your wellbeing. Call us today to learn about your options, one of which may be Damon braces.
If you have been putting off treatment because you are worried about “metal mouth,” you can set those worries aside. Today’s braces are smaller and more aesthetic than ever before. Alternative options are also available. Our orthodontist offers Damon braces, a special type of braces with virtually invisible brackets and faster treatment times.
Unlike traditional brackets that must be tightened and adjusted periodically, Damon brackets feature a special sliding mechanism that allows the wires and brackets to move naturally with the teeth for faster, more comfortable results. The memory wire uses less pressure than the bands that are used to connect arch wires to brackets, reducing the amount of force needed. Movements are gradual, but faster and the need for supplemental treatments, such as palate expanders and dental extractions, are reduced.
Damon braces can speed treatment time by as much as seven months, and chair time may be slashed in half. Because there is less friction, teeth are less vulnerable to associated damage. Furthermore, the design of the brackets reduces the risk of plaque and tartar buildup. They can also be more effective than conventional braces when it comes to correcting some types of orthodontic problems, such as severe crowding.
After any orthodontic treatment, you will need to wear a retainer, which helps keep your teeth in their new positions until your jawbone and periodontal ligaments adjust. Call our dental office today to learn more about Damon braces or to schedule an evaluation with our orthodontist.