Thanks to technological advancements and new techniques, patients today have more options than ever before! At Joseph R. Gregg Orthodontics we offer some alternatives to conventional braces to provide better treatment and better results! One of these alternatives, The Damon® System, has quite a few advantages that make it a worthy option for consideration.
What is the Damon Bracket System?
The Damon System employs a unique treatment philosophy that goes beyond straight teeth to create broad, beautiful smiles. We take into account each patient’s face, profile, and other factors, anticipating what patients will look like in their 40's, 50's and beyond.
Damon braces are self-ligating, which means they utilize a slide mechanism that attaches the wires to the brackets without the use of elastic bands. While they are fitted the same way as conventional braces, they do not need to be tightened or adjusted regularly. Instead, the sliding mechanism allows the wires and brackets to move with the teeth as they realign. In other words, they move your teeth gradually, tightening over time, and with less force than conventional braces. For these reasons, the Damon System is comfortable, better looking, and provides faster results.
Benefits of the Damon Bracket System
The days of having braces tightened are over! The Damon System is a "Passive Self-Ligating Bracket System" that uses tie-less brackets that reduce the pressure on your teeth, allowing them to move more comfortably with less force to their desired positions. Less pressure on the teeth results in less facial pain. This innovative approach to orthodontics ensures greater comfort throughout treatment and; therefore, is more "Biologically-Friendly!"
Treatment time is typically shorter than that of traditional braces. Shorter treatment time means fewer appointments and a beautiful smile...faster. You may be surprised at how fast.
Because there are no elastics, there are fewer places for bacteria and plaque to accumulate. This makes it easier to achieve proper oral hygiene. This also means less discoloration around the brackets and wires. Just be sure to implement the proper brushing and flossing techniques.
Is the Damon Bracket System Worth It?
Only Dr. Joseph R. Gregg will be able to determine whether or not the Damon Bracket System is right for you. If you we do decide on Damon, you may be worried about the cost. Luckily, most dental insurance plans and flexible spending accounts will fully or partially cover the cost of treatment.
We also offer more discrete alternatives such as Invisalign and Invisalign Teen. These clear, plastic aligner trays also straighten your teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. During your consultation appointment, be sure to ask any questions you may have about possible treatment options.
Whatever treatment you choose, you will find the results to be more than worth it! Orthodontic treatment not only provides you with a beautiful smile, but it also improves your oral and overall health!
Schedule Your Consultation Appointment Today!
If you are looking for an alternative to traditional braces, we can help. Find out if The Damon System is right for you! Call (503) 489-4546 to schedule your consultation appointment today!