1Why Choose Damon?
Damon™ braces use special self-adjusting brackets (Damon brackets) combined with “smart” memory wire to gently move your teeth continually over time without the need for constant adjustments using orthodontic instruments. In most cases, that means patients need fewer office visits to keep their teeth moving in the right direction, making these braces a particularly good option for people with busy and demanding schedules. Damon™ brackets use a special sliding mechanism that enables wires to move without manual adjustment and without elastic bands or ties. The memory wire uses gentle but continual pressure for a more natural adjustment that's more comfortable than traditional metal braces. Plus, continual gentle pressure means teeth are subjected to less extreme pressures and friction so the potential for damage is decreased. And finally, Damon™ braces are clear, making them much less noticeable than traditional metal braces.
2Are all braces the same?
With the Damon System, we don't just align the teeth; we create beautiful smiles. Your Damon orthodontist takes into account a number of factors when first diagnosing your smile. Each individual's face, profile and other factors are import in anticipating what they will look like in their 40s, 50s and beyond. The Damon System is designed to deliver results for a lifetime.
3How long does treatment take?
Treatment time with the Damon System is typically much faster than with conventional braces. Also, far fewer appointments are required during treatment.
4Since the Damon System works so quickly, does that mean it is harsh or unsafe?
No. In fact, what makes the Damon System work so quickly is that it uses far gentler, more biologically sensible forces than conventional braces. The low-friction nature of the system assures improved tooth position and improved facial harmony. Very light "shape memory" titanium wires are used that gently guide your teeth to their ideal position. Many people experience very little discomfort.
5Will my teeth hurt after adjustments?
Very light ""shape memory" titanium wires are used that gently guide your teeth to their ideal position. Many people experience very little discomfort.
6Aren't braces big and bulky?
Not any more! Braces are much smaller than they were just a few years ago, and new materials are now used that make them very discreet.
7What about adult treatment?
No problem. Adults can be treated quickly, easily, and most importantly, to a high-quality result.
8How much does the Damon System treatment cost?
We know that cost is a big question for anyone considering braces. The truth is, only your doctor can determine the cost for your specific treatment. It depends a lot on the kind of treatment you need, how long it will take, and even where you live. Damon Braces are usually similar to the cost of traditional braces. Most doctors offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and no interest.
9What payment options are available?
Most doctors will help you find options to make your treatment affordable. Many offices offer flexible and affordable monthly payment plans, many with no down payment and no interest.
10What materials are used in Damon metal braces?
Damon System metal braces are available in two materials, stainless steel or polycarbonate for exceptional strength and durability.
11What materials are used in Damon Clear?
Damon Clear braces are composed of ceramic for durability and enhanced aesthetics.
12What materials are used in archwires for the Damon System?
Damon System offers several types of archwires that come in varying materials and sizes as well as a nickel free solution. Talk to your Orthodontist to determine which solution is best for your treatment.