Damon Braces for Kids
For the parents and kids that are into the latest technology of orthodontics, we offer self-ligating braces! While many children enjoy picking out bright colors for their braces, other children prefer to be a bit more discrete. Instead of elastic colors, Damon braces are designed to have their own doors that help the archwire guide teeth into place. By not needing colors and elastomerics, they reduce the friction and pressure between placed on the teeth, which can decrease the number of adjustments needed because there are no elastics to replace. With no elastics or ties, Damon braces are less bulky than regular braces, and less noticeable on your teeth. Standard Damon braces are a silver metal color, but Damon Clear braces are also available for those who want an “invisible” option.
What sets Damon braces apart from ordinary metal or clear braces is that Damon braces are self-ligating. The word “ligate” means to tie. Ordinary braces rely on the use of elastics to attach the wire to the brackets. The brackets of Damon braces do the ligating themselves; they close around the wire to keep it in place. Damon’s slide mechanism moves teeth more quickly than traditional braces, so treatment time is usually shorter.
“We ended up going with Damon braces for our second child—and wow! They seemed so much easier than regular braces. With fewer trips to the orthodontist and nearly invisible braces, we couldn’t be happier with the experience.”
– James and Rosie, Huntington, VA
Damon braces are so well designed that they require fewer trips to the dentist for adjustments, and for many patients they are more comfortable than traditional braces. One of the most difficult aspects of wearing braces can be cleaning your teeth with them on, but because Damon braces have no elastics, cleaning is easier. There is less chance of food and bacteria getting trapped in Damon braces. Better oral health while wearing braces means less chance of discoloration from trapped food or tooth decay that can lead to white spots on the teeth when the braces come off.
There are many options to help your child obtain a straight, beautiful smile, and Damon braces are among these excellent choices. Call us to set up an appointment to talk about Damon braces and other treatments that can give you straight and healthy teeth!