Straighten Teeth Faster
Damon Braces are a special brand of self-ligating braces. Like other self-ligating braces, Damon Braces don’t use elastics to control the behavior of brackets. The defining feature of self-ligating braces are the miniaturized fasteners which attach the braces’ wires to the brackets. Depending on the case, the orthodontist may use slightly more delicate or slightly more robust wires, sometimes changing wires throughout the treatment.
What makes Damon Braces unique is a specialized conduit which attaches brackets the connecting wires. This specialized conduit greatly reduces the amount of pressure applied to the patient’s teeth using other forms of self-ligating braces. Damon Braces are more passive in the controlling of brackets. The archwires are allowed to pass through the conduits on the brackets more freely which makes wearing Damon Braces significantly more comfortable for patients than wearing traditional metal braces.
Some people mistakenly assume that because Damon Braces put less pressure on teeth the system would be slower or less effective at optimizing patient’s teeth. Damon Braces actually allows the orthodontist to control the movement of teeth with greater precision than traditional metal braces, and this great control allows the doctor to achieve the best possible results faster. Another feature of Damon Braces that is important to patients is the discreet cosmetic appearance. Because Damon Braces don’t use elastics, the braces are not as noticeable. It’s often thought that the brackets on the patient’s teeth are what causes braces to be so noticeable. Brackets are noticeable, and clear braces or ceramic braces help to reduce their appearance by using brackets which are similarly colored to the patient’s teeth, but the elastics that connect the braces are a large part of what makes braces noticeable. The absence of elastics in Damon Braces means that the patient doesn’t have metal brackets attached to their teeth, but the overall appearance is more subdued and elegant compared to traditional metal braces.
Damon Braces are a very intelligently designed orthodontic appliance that allows orthodontists to treat complex problems, allows patients to be comfortable, and significantly reduces treatment time. Other orthodontic treatments may have one or two of these features, but Damon Braces have brought these three very important criterion into a single orthodontic device. Damon Braces’ patented brand of self-ligating braces provide a unique approach to orthodontic treatment, and by offering this advanced modern orthodontic solution Premier Orthodontics is continuing our practice of providing the highest quality and most comprehensive range of orthodontic treatments in Santa Barbara and Ventura Counties.