At Petty & Bielik Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments to meet our patients’ smile needs—from Invisalign® clear aligners and interceptive care to Damon Braces. You have probably heard the phrase “metal mouth” thrown around in movies, commercials, or daily life, but Damon Braces are far from that outdated moniker. With Damon, high-quality orthodontic care is more discreet, streamlined, and comfortable. So, what sets this technology apart from other treatments? Find out more below!
How do Damon Braces work?
While traditional braces attach the archwire to each bracket with elastic bands, Damon connects the archwire to brackets with tiny clips. Using an open-shut door mechanism and self-ligating technology, the archwire moves within the brackets freely as it adjusts to your shifting teeth. Damon’s shape-memory wire makes treatment more comfortable and efficient than ever before.
Comparing traditional braces with Damon
Damon Braces don’t just provide a subtler look than their traditional counterparts. They also make treatment:
- More comfortable — patients experience less pressure exerted on each tooth. And the smaller brackets cause less irritation on lips and cheeks.
- Quicker — Damon Braces can shorten treatment and deliver your healthiest smile faster.
- More convenient — Damon Braces’ streamlined design means fewer appointments overall so you can make the most of your schedule.
- More discreet — these appliances are less bulky, have no elastic ties, and have smaller brackets. Plus, Damon also comes in clear, stain-resistant ceramic!
The “bracelift” effect
In addition to enjoying a straight smile, adult patients also often experience what is called the “bracelift” effect. By improving alignment, correcting bites, and widening your dental arch, Damon Braces can improve facial balance. Some patients have noticed fuller-looking lips, lifted cheeks, and a counteraction of facial muscle loss from aging. The result is often a more youthful appearance overall.
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