Many people want to improve their smiles, but are intimidated or put off with the idea of having metal in their mouth for a significant amount of time. This growing concern has made clear braces a popular option among the various orthodontic treatment choices and has led to innovation in the orthodontic industry, both of which are exemplified with Damon Clear braces.
Damon Clear braces are a popular choice for those who want the orthodontic benefits that come along with traditional metal braces, but want a less noticeable option for the hardware used. Unlike clear aligner options like Invisalign, everyone seeking orthodontic treatment can benefit from Damon Clear braces and its wide variety of issues it can fix.
Its self-ligating system makes them even more appealing for many patients, reducing treatment time and increasing comfort. If you think Damon Clear braces would be a good fit for your orthodontic needs, keep reading to learn more, or schedule a free consultation with Dr. Park.
Benefits of Damon Braces
Damon braces’ self-ligating design makes this kind of orthodontic treatment the most widely-recommended at OoLi Orthodontics. Instead of using traditional metal brackets and elastic ties to move the teeth, the Damon system uses a different kind of bracket. Damon Clear braces use a slide mechanism that holds the archwires within the bracket, allowing them to move freely and naturally with the teeth as they realign. This allows the teeth to move quicker and with less discomfort than what typically happens with traditional metal braces.
This self-ligating approach also doesn’t require the tightening of the braces, which allows the hardware to guide your teeth into position, instead of using active force. This method of straightening teeth and correcting other orthodontic issues eliminates the need for tooth extractions, headgear, and palate expanders, except in the most severe cases. It also reduces the amount of appointments you’ll need with Dr. Park during your treatment since he won’t have to adjust or tighten the braces much at all.
Damon Clear braces combine the best aspects of traditional clear braces and invisible aligners to provide patients an effective, comfortable, and virtually “invisible” orthodontic treatment option. If you’re seeking a less noticeable orthodontic option for your teeth, Damon Clear braces might be for you!
Why Damon Clear braces?
While there are other options for clear braces on the market, there are specific reasons why Damon Braces are Dr. Park’s preferred choice for patients seeking a less noticeable orthodontic treatment. From their tieless application to fewer office visits, there are a number of positive benefits patients can experience when they choose Damon Clear braces.
The Damon Clear braces tieless design leaves less material and non-tooth surface area available to be stained by food or drinks. Other “invisible” braces use elastic bands around the brackets, like what’s used for traditional metal braces, which can be stained and lessen the invisible effect of their braces. With Damon Clear, this is eliminated by Damon’s passive design and increases the invisibility of this kind of treatment.
Easier to Clean
Because of the tieless design, Damon Clear braces are also easier to clean. Clinical studies have shown that the elastic bands that are used with traditional braces collect more plaque and bacteria than the Damon system’s tieless design. This reduces a patient’s risk of developing more serious oral and gingival issues down the line from not properly caring for and maintaining their braces during their treatment.
Quicker Treatment Time
A comparative study showed that Damon braces patients finished their treatment 7.2 months earlier than patients who chose the traditional metal braces route. Thanks to the Damon system’s self-ligating method of straightening teeth, the teeth are allowed to move naturally with less pressure, which speeds up the time needed to fully complete treatment while reducing the pain and discomfort that typically comes with traditional braces.
Fewer Office Visits
The same study mentioned above also showed that on average, Damon patients have almost half as many office visits than their traditional metal braces counterparts. This is again thanks to the Damon system’s self-ligating way of moving teeth—patients need to visit Dr. Park less because they don’t require tightening of the braces to realign the teeth.
Treat a Variety of Cases
The popular alternative to clear braces are clear aligners, with the most common choice in that category being Invisalign. While this option does add more invisibility to the treatment by eliminating the metal wire, Invisalign is best used in mild cases and not everyone is a good candidate. Damon Clear braces can be used in a wide variety of cases, correcting a number of different orthodontic issues, whereas Invisalign is best used for mild teeth straightening and bite issues.
Free Consultation About Damon Clear Braces
Keep in mind that not every orthodontist is authorized to use the Damon system for their patients, so due your research beforehand to ensure you choose a qualified, board certified orthodontist for your Damon Clear braces. At OoLi Orthodontics, Dr. Park strives to keep on the cutting edge of new technology and educate his patients about their options so they can make a confident decision in their orthodontic treatment. The Damon System and Damon Clear braces are his preferred methods of orthodontic treatment, so you can ensure you’re in good hands at OoLi Orthodontics.
If you think Damon Clear braces might be a good fit for your orthodontic concerns and goals, we invite you to schedule a free consultation with Dr. Park. During this consultation, he will take the time to understand your concerns, goals, and develop a treatment plan for you that will have you smiling with confidence at the end!