Our office is pleased to offer our patients passive self-ligating Damon Smile braces. Damon braces use a slide mechanism to hold the archwire, reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth and allowing the teeth to move more freely, quickly, and comfortably. Thanks to these innovative new braces, achieving your perfect smile can be faster and easier than you ever thought possible!
Traditional or "old fashioned" braces bind the archwire to the bracket with a rubber band, which creates heavier forces on your teeth. Because the archwire is bound to the bracket and cannot move, when you have a routine adjustment (more commonly known as "getting your braces "tightened"), the majority of the movement after an adjustment is concentrated in the first 3-4 days after an adjustment, which can result in increased tenderness for the patient!
Damon® System braces are different! Damon uses tie-less brackets that don’t need to be “tightened”, and the wire is held in place with a small channel in the bracket. The special shape memory wires spread out your tooth movement over the entire time between appointments, so the movement is spread out over a long period of time. This is a much more gentle way to move teeth and creates much less tenderness for you!!! Also, gentle forces are healthier for your teeth and roots.
The Damon System is the lowest profile bracket available, so they look much smaller on your teeth! There are two Damon options to choose from: Silver or Clear brackets. Treatment time is typically shorter than with traditional braces, and you have longer intervals between visits… 8-12 week intervals compared to 4-6 weeks with traditional “old fashioned” braces.
Many of our patients ask us if they can still have the "fun colors" on their braces. These are the fun colored elastics that wrap around a bracket that you can customize with your favorite color, school colors, sports team colors etc. Even though Damon does not require these elastics to bind the wire to the bracket, you can still have them ---- THE ANSWER IS ABSOLUTELY YES!!! They are non-functinal, but look just a fun and make a creative indivdual statement as they do with traditional braces. They can be put onto your braces at no additional cost, are just for fun, and you can get to choose different colors every time you come in!
Tie-less braces – A world without elastic ties!
Tie-less braces help reduce the amount of pressure being placed on the tooth and require fewer adjustments because there are no elastics to replace.
Damon Smile facilitates healthy tooth movement with complete control. By combining tie-less brackets and high-tech archwires, we can minimize discomfort and create beautiful smiles that last a lifetime.
Braces are the beginning, but the system makes the smile!
Damon Smile is not just about revolutionary braces and wires; it's a whole new way of treating patients!
Damon tie-less braces eliminate the need for elastic or metal "ties." With Damon braces you can experience treatment without tightening.
Even though Damon Smile works so quickly, the use of gentle, low-friction force means less discomfort for you.
Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable, and easy to keep clean. Without the elastic ties, which attract and collect plaque, Damon braces make dental hygiene easy during treatment. Plus, Damon Smile is available in clear brackets for patients who want a great smile without sacrificing aesthetics.
While the time needed in braces will vary from case to case, treatment time with Damon Smile is typically much faster than with conventional braces. Also, far fewer appointments are required during treatment, making your Damon experience convenient and hassle-free.