Damon Self Litigating Braces:
One of the latest technological advances in orthodontics are Damon braces. Conventional fixed braces require an elastic to hold the wire in place. The elastic exerts a frictional force which has to be overcome before the wire is able to work and move your teeth. Self ligating braces are able to hold the wire in place without the need for an elastic. This means the wire is able to move freely from the outset to allow your teeth to move freely and comfortably.
Advantages of Damon braces:
As the brackets are self ligating the wire is continually working allowing you to have longer intervals between your appointments, we can see you every 10-12 weeks rather than 6-8 weeks to minimize the disruption to your normal daily schedules. The brackets are smaller and without elastics they are much easier to keep clean. As the braces are freely moving the treatment duration may be reduced compared to conventional braces.
Difference Between traditional Braces and Damon Braces:
1. Instead of using Elastics, the brackets on Damon Braces are a passive self- litigating system. The wires are held in place by a sliding mechanism. This allows for more freedom of movement and eliminates the need for tightening by the orthodontist.
2. The wires used in Damon Braces are lighter than traditional wires, only 0.014 inches in width and with the use of unique shape memory technology. They are composed of a copper, nickel and titanium allow. Teeth have the ability to move faster and fewer adjustments will be necessary.
Besides Removing the unpleasant tightening experience, eliminating the elastics also produces a more attractive final result. With Traditional braces, elastics tend to be a fathering place for plaque. Damon braces are easier to keep clean, resulting in less hassle for patients. The brackets are attached to the teeth with a laser etched pad. This patended method of bonding provides more opportunities for customization and creates a strong and reliable bond.
The Damon System is appropriate for both kids and adults. More and more adults re choosing ortho to improve their appearence. Clear Damon brackets are available for people who are concerned about presenting a professional image to the world. The material used is resistant to staining caused by foods like coffee, wine and mustard.