With traditional braces, the wires are connected to the tooth brackets with elastic o-rings. These elastics press the wires firmly against the teeth, which can actually slow down the movement of the teeth into the correct position. This means that quite a bit of pressure (and some discomfort) is needed to move the teeth into proper alignment.
In contrast to traditional braces, Damon braces are self-ligating. This means that the brackets hold the wires in place themselves, without the use of the elastic o-rings. This allows the wires to be slightly further away from the teeth instead of pressed against them. This will allow the teeth to move into the correct position with less pressure and discomfort. Damon braces use memory wires that apply subtle and consistent pressure to the teeth, moving them into their optimal position.
Below are a few of the many advantages of Damon braces as opposed to traditional braces:
For more information about Damon braces or to see if you’re a good candidate for them, please contact Kuhni Orthodontics at our Spanish Fork, Utah office.