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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Not all Braces are Created Equal
When you think braces, you probably think...braces, little metal things that are glued to your teeth to straighten your crooked smile.
That’s true, to a point. Braces is a general term used for the brackets that move the teeth and adjust underlying bone. The type of bracket that is used can greatly affect your treatment process.
Smiles are a big part of our identity. People with straight teeth are typically treated better in social situations than those with noticeably crooked teeth. With the innovative technology of Damon System Brackets it's easier than ever to improve your smile faster, with greater comfort and with greater results and benefits that last a lifetime.
Damon Brackets have an advantage over traditional brackets in that they do not require Elastic ties. Having braces used to mean a mouthful of wires with elastic ties and uncomfortable orthodontic adjustments. Instead of using elastic ties to hold the wire to the bracket, Damon brackets utilize a passive, self-litigating system. This means the wires are held in place by a sliding mechanism. This sliding mechanism allows for more freedom of movement and eliminates the need for tightening by the orthodontist.
In addition to avoiding uncomfortable adjustment appointments, eliminating the use of elastic ties also allows for a more attractive final result. Even with proper brushing and flossing, plaque tends to gather around elastic ties leading to erosion of the enamel around the bracket, which can mean permanent marks on your teeth when the brackets are removed. Damon brackets are easier to keep clean, making dental hygiene easy during treatment.
So if you’ve been thinking that all braces are the same…think again. Damon braces are designed to be discreet, comfortable and easy to keep clean. And smiles created with Damon braces have a more natural and aesthetically pleasing shape.