Damon BracesGainesville, VA
Damon™ braces are a gentler, more comfortable alternative to traditional braces. This orthodontic system can treat a range of malocclusions and alignment issues to improve patients’ smiles. Patients who choose Damon braces can straighten teeth more comfortably and quicker than with conventional braces.
If you are interested in straightening your teeth, Damon braces may be a great option. Our team at Gainesville Orthodontics in Gainesville and the surrounding area can help. Call us today at 571-367-3390 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
Understanding Damon Braces
Damon braces are a revolutionary self-ligating orthodontic appliance. While we fit and apply Damon braces to a patient’s teeth the same way as traditional braces, it utilizes a patented slide mechanism to connect the archwire to the brackets. This self-ligating mechanism allows the wire to move naturally with teeth as they realign.
The Damon system reduces friction while gently guiding teeth into the proper position. Damon braces can correct a range of orthodontic issues, from crooked teeth to gummy smiles. Patients who choose Damon braces can benefit from a more comfortable treatment process and fewer adjustment appointments.
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Types of Damon Braces
The Damon system offers two types of braces. Patients can choose from either metal or clear brackets. While metal brackets of Damon braces are still visible, they are smaller and have smooth, rounded corners for improved aesthetics.
Patients who choose clear Damon braces can benefit from their discreet appearance. These brackets consist of stain-resistant, clear ceramic material that is difficult for other people to see. Unlike other clear braces with visible metal parts or elastic rings that can stain during treatment, clear Damon braces are virtually invisible.
Benefits of Damon Braces
There are many benefits to choosing Damon braces. This orthodontic option is ideal for image-conscious patients since the appliance has a more discreet overall appearance. Many Damon braces patients can also experience a quicker average treatment time.
While traditional braces require frequent manual adjustment appointments, Damon braces need much fewer appointments since they are self-ligating. Damon braces can also be more effective at correcting certain malocclusions, including severe tooth crowding, and may eliminate the need for tooth extractions. A 2019 study in the Journal of Dental Research, Dental Clinics, Dental Prospects found that more correction of upper crowding occurred with Damon braces than conventional brackets over a four-month treatment period.
Damon Braces vs. Traditional Braces
Traditional braces utilize elastic ties to hold archwires in place, which can create additional friction that slows treatment time down. In contrast, Damon braces use self-ligating technology that is much less forceful than traditional braces. The self-ligating technology of Damon braces is also better for a patient’s oral health since elastic ties can collect harmful bacteria and plaque.
Compared to traditional braces, Damon braces can give patients a broader smile. This appliance accomplishes this by increasing the patient’s arch and creating a more defined smile arch that follows the lower lip. Damon braces can straighten teeth and improve evenness to improve the patient’s overall facial profile.
Candidates for Damon Braces
Most patients are candidates for Damon braces. Regardless of age, the the physiological process of moving teeth remains the same. Ideal candidates for the Damon system include people with healthy teeth and gums who want to improve their smiles. Some orthodontic issues that Damon braces can treat include:
- Crooked teeth
- Gummy smiles
- Open bites
Not everyone can receive Damon braces. People with certain oral health issues or health conditions, such as gum disease, bone loss, or weak jawbones may not be good candidates for this treatment. Our team will conduct an in-depth assessment to determine whether the Damon system is right for the patient’s needs.
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Damon braces can help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. Our team at Gainesville Orthodontics can determine whether this system is right for your needs. Call us today at 571-367-3390 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
How should I clean my Damon braces?
Plaque and debris can still build up on Damon braces. Patients must brush twice a day and floss at least once to maintain their oral hygiene. Our team will provide patients with additional tips and advice to maintain their oral health while wearing braces.
Will I have any dietary restrictions while wearing Damon Braces?
Damon braces wearers will need to make some adjustments to their diets and lifestyles. It is necessary to avoid eating hard, chewy, and sticky foods that can damage or break braces. We also recommend that patients who play sports should wear a mouthguard to prevent potential oral trauma.
How long does Damon braces treatment take?
While Damon braces treatment is often shorter than traditional braces treatment, the time will vary for each patient. Depending on the patient’s treatment plan, the length of treatment could be the same as traditional braces. Our team will provide patients with a more precise estimate during a consultation.
How much do Damon braces cost?
The cost of Damon braces will vary depending on several factors, including the treatment length, the patient’s malocclusions, and the patient’s insurance plan. Every insurance plan is different. People interested in getting Damon braces should contact their insurance provider for coverage information.
Can adults benefit from Damon braces?
Yes. Damon braces are a great orthodontic option for many adults. Adults often appreciate its discreet and comfortable feeling. Our team can help determine whether a patient is right for Damon braces.
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