Robert Schwartz, DDS, MS
Orthodontist located in Algonquin, IL
If you’re hesitant about straightening your teeth with braces, Damon® braces may be the right solution for you. At Schwartz Orthodontics in Algonquin, Illinois, Robert Schwartz, DDS, MS, uses Damon self-ligating braces to correct orthodontic issues faster and more comfortably than traditional braces. To learn more about Damon braces, call Schwartz Orthodontics today.
Damon Braces Q&A
What are Damon braces?
Like traditional braces, Damon braces correct orthodontic issues by placing gradual force on your teeth with brackets and wires. The main difference is the way each system applies that force. While conventional braces use elastic bands to connect the archwires and brackets, Damon braces are self-ligating.
Damon braces include a sliding mechanism that holds the archwire in place and gently exerts pressure on the teeth. As a result, your teeth can shift into alignment more freely and comfortably than they would with traditional braces.
What are the benefits of Damon braces?
Damon braces offer several benefits over conventional metal and ceramic braces, including:
Damon braces have smaller brackets and thinner wires than traditional braces. Their sliding mechanism also exerts less pressure on the teeth for freer movement and a more comfortable treatment.
Small brackets and discreet wires are more comfortable than traditional braces. They’re also more aesthetically pleasing when you smile.
Treatment with self-ligating Damon braces is precise, which often results in shorter treatment times than traditional braces.
Since Damon braces have a self-ligating sliding mechanism rather than elastic bands, you don’t have to visit Schwartz Orthodontics as often to tighten your braces.
Better oral hygiene
The small brackets and thin wires of Damon braces make them easier to brush and floss than traditional braces.
Are there different types of Damon braces?
Damon braces are available in conventional metal materials as well as clear braces. The clear materials blend in with the color of your teeth for a more discreet treatment.
Clear Damon braces only straighten your front teeth, which others can see when you smile and speak. Keep in mind that clear ceramic materials aren’t as durable as metal, so they aren’t effective in the back of the mouth. Clear braces also have larger brackets than metal braces and require additional cleaning to avoid plaque buildup and yellow stains.
After an initial evaluation of your teeth, Dr. Schwartz can determine which type of Damon braces is right for you.
To learn more about Damon braces, call Schwartz Orthodontics today.