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Damon System Braces - All You Need to Know About Damon Braces


An image comparing Damon and traditional braces alongside a model of Damon braces at Dougherty Orthodontics At Dougherty Orthodontics, we pride ourselves in offering the latest orthodontic solutions to help you treat various dental problems. Dental braces are among the solutions that we offer. These braces are available in a wide range of options, from metallic braces to ceramic braces. However, a relatively new option that is becoming increasingly popular is the Damon System braces.

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What Are Damon Braces


Damon braces are self-ligating braces that are designed from traditional braces. They come with metal brackets, an archwire, and rubber band, just like with the traditional braces. However, unlike the traditional braces, they use a self-sliding wire that does not need to be tightened to shift the teeth into place.

Advantages of Damon Braces


Damon braces have several advantages, particularly when compared to traditional braces or the ceramic ones. Below is a look at some of these advantages:
•  They are gentle on the teeth. One of the main advantages of Damon braces is that they are gentler on the teeth and gums. The self-ligating wire does not need to be tightened, and thus there is no excessive tension placed on the teeth. The reduced tension minimizes the pain and discomfort on the teeth and gums, making them more comfortable to wear compared to traditional metal or ceramic braces.
•  They have a better appearance. The archwire of the Damon braces is placed on the back of the teeth, where it is not easily visible. Therefore, Damon braces help to treat your orthodontic problems without exposing them to everyone you come across. This makes them a better option than the more visible braces that can be embarrassing to wear in public.
•  They offer faster treatment times. Damon braces are considered to be a better treatment option than other braces due to their faster results. Depending on the severity of your condition, Damon braces can help you realize the desired results by up to 7 months earlier.
•  Less risk of damage to the teeth. The tension placed on the teeth by braces can cause damage (fractures or cracking). Also, during the tightening of the metal and ceramic braces, much friction is created, which can damage the teeth and gums. However, since Damon braces do not have any tightening, the risk of injury to gums and teeth is greatly reduced.

Shortcomings of Damon Braces


While Damon braces have several advantages, they also come with some drawbacks of their own. For starters, just like with metal braces, they come with metal brackets and archwires that are not that pleasing. Therefore, even if the Damon braces are more aesthetically pleasing compared to traditional braces, they are not that subtle, and you might not escape the attention of some people when you are interacting with them.

Damon braces, just like other braces, are also uncomfortable to wear, particularly during the first few days. Therefore, you have to get used to some level of discomfort when you start using them.

Lastly, Damon system braces are costlier compared to traditional braces. The extra cost is mostly due to their cosmetic features.

If you are looking for the perfect braces, Damon system braces might be your perfect solution. Call us, Dougherty Orthodontics, at (747) 264-5164 to find out more about these orthodontic appliances.

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