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14 August 2015

Damon Braces – Information

Benefits of Damon Braces over traditional braces

Orthodontic appliances such as braces are routinely used to straighten teeth. But traditional braces have their own challenges, namely, they are noticeable and often quite uncomfortable to wear.

Damon braces can not only be virtually transparent, they’re also more comfortable to wear. Visit our page on Damon braces for more information.

Damon braces

What Are Damon Braces?

Damon braces are modern alternatives to traditional braces. They consist of a self-ligating system which uses high tech wires as well as tieless brackets. These use a clip for holding an archwire inside the bracket. It means that instead of attaching the arch wire to brackets with elastic ligatures, brackets themselves contain a component which closes around the wire to keep it attached.

Benefits of Damon Braces over traditional braces

The Damon System is self ligating. It works by using wires and a bracket instead of O-rings or ligatures. This makes it easy to change the braces. Also, you will not experience the same pressure on your teeth associated with wearing metal braces.

Unlike traditional braces, Damon braces don’t use elastic ties for binding the brackets onto the archwire, something that makes cleaning hard. Instead, they are tieless which makes them easier to clean. There is also a substantial reduction in the friction so you will experience considerably less discomfort compared to traditional braces.

Apart from being more comfortable to wear, the Damon Clear system is also much less noticeable. You’ll feel less self conscious and be able to smile more naturally for the entire course of treatment.
Through light, continuous force, Damon braces let the memory-shaped wires move easily within the brackets. Most orthodontists prefer using Damon Braces because they can move teeth faster into the correct position.

Other Advantages of Damon Braces over Traditional Braces

• Shorter treatment times
• Fewer visits than with traditional braces
• Better appearance during the treatment because of clear brackets and less bulky wires
• There is very rarely a need for teeth to be extracted. Damon braces are also an excellent choice for people with severe crossbites, underbites or overbites.

• Brackets are smaller and flatter so more comfortable

How traditional braces differ from Damon braces

In all fairness, traditional braces have witnessed some improvements in the last 20 years. Today, they are made with lighter and stronger materials.

However, they differ from Damon Braces in that they use elastic ties to position the wire in the brace. For this reason, traditional wires can become quite uncomfortable as a result of the friction between the ties, wires and brackets. They’re also bulky and can require more thorough cleaning and maintenance. If you want something that has a more comfortable fit, and produces accurate and efficient results, the Damon system is usually an excellent choice.

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