Damon System Braces in The Woodlands, TX
Modern dental technology now allows us a better way to approach the traditional system of braces. Damon braces are tie-less and use a slide mechanism to hold the wire in place instead of the elastic bands that are associated with traditional braces.
What are Damon Braces?
Damon braces are a completely new take on traditional braces, with high-tech archwires that make the initial tooth-movement process quicker and more efficient. They even come in both metal and clear forms so you can customize your look.
Benefits of Damon System Braces
- Unlike traditional braces, Damon braces have no elastic bands, meaning less pressure is put on each tooth.
- The slide system of Damon braces allows teeth to move without uncomfortable tightening and with fewer adjustments needed.
- Damon braces are easier to clean, as there’s no elastic to get in the way or attract plaque.
- Damon braces come in a clear option for patients who are looking for a subtler, discreet appearance.
What Makes Damon Braces Different?
The elastic ties on traditional braces might look colorful, but they actually place more pressure on the tooth, creating friction and making it harder for the teeth to move. It’s similar to a parking brake—the elastic pushes up against the wire and slows down movement.
Damon System braces do not have those colorful elastics. Instead, the wire simply slides into a mechanism that allows teeth to move more freely with less discomfort to the patient. Since your teeth have more freedom of motion, your orthodontist, Dr. Pratt, doesn’t have to adjust them as much, meaning you spend less time in the office and more time doing what you love.
To find out if the Damon System is right for you, give our The Woodlands, TX office near Tomball and Magnolia, TX a call at 281-367-0050 (Woodlands) or 936-596-1200 (Montgomery) and book an appointment with Dr. Pratt today!