What is the Damon System and Who is a Good Candidate?

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La Grange, MN – When you want straighter teeth, you may think that braces or Invisalign are your only options. That’s not entirely true. While those two are the most popular options for a more aligned smile, there are other variations of orthodontics that you might want to know about, such as the damon system.

What is the Damon System?

Damon braces are installed onto the teeth with brackets, much like traditional braces. However, damon braces work a bit differently in that they are considered self-litigating.
With regular, metal braces, your orthodontist will adjust your wires and brackets over time to move your teeth gradually into place.
Damon braces do this automatically without any needed adjustments. Using memory wire and elastics, the pressure will urge the teeth into place.
Unlike traditional braces, damon braces offer clear brackets, so some patients feel as though they look better while wearing self-litigating braces. Treatment time can also be faster, with many patients finishing their orthodontic treatment nearly 8 months earlier than those with traditional braces.
You also won’t have to come back to the office as much, since those slight adjustments will no longer be needed.
When it comes to comfort, many patients like the fact that there’s less pressure on the teeth, which helps to alleviate pain, and there is less friction on the teeth overall, which leads to less erosion and teeth deterioration.

Are Damon Braces Right for You?

Self-litigating braces do cost a bit more than traditional braces, but you are getting a quicker treatment and the convenience of having your braces do all the work that your orthodontist would do in several visits.
The fact is, damon braces can get you to your goal of a nicer smile faster, but first you must determine if you are a good candidate for this cutting-edge orthodontics method.
To learn more about the damon system and other teeth straightening options like Invisalign and Invisalign Accelerate, contact Battistoni and Beam Orthodontics, now serving patients throughout La Grange, La Grange Park, Oak Park, Countryside, River Forest, and Elmwood Park.
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