Unlike the bulky, uncomfortable braces of yesterday, Damon braces will give you a dazzling, beautifully aligned smile, as comfortably and efficiently as possible. At the end of your treatment, you’ll have the kind of smile that will make those in the know think “that gorgeous smile must be Molen!” Molen Orthodontics has extensive experience with the Damon braces system, and rely on the incredible advancements they’ve made in orthodontic technology to even treat cases that were considered ‘untreatable’ by other practitioners, without extracting healthy teeth.
What’s Different About Damon Braces?
With conventional braces, the wires are attached to the braces by elastic ligatures or “o-rings”. These elastics press the wires against the teeth. The resulting pressure and friction slows down the movement of the teeth. What this means is that with traditional braces, much more pressure, and often discomfort, is required to move the teeth into the desired position.
In contrast, progressive Damon braces are “self-ligating”, meaning that the braces themselves have doors that hold the wires in place, slightly away from the teeth. Because the wires aren’t pressing against the teeth, Damon braces allow the teeth to move into the right position with much less pressure. The Damon system relies on memory wires. Instead of being manually shaped to fit in your mouth, they are flexible when inserted, and as they heat up with your body temperature they gradually return to their naturally straight state. The pressure of the wires trying to straighten out is what causes the subtle, consistent pressure on your teeth and moves them into their optimal position.
Benefits of Damon Braces
The Damon braces bracket system is smaller, smoother and more comfortable than the brackets found on traditional braces. Also, the memory-shape wires are thinner and more lightweight. This all combines into a braces system that both feels and looks less obtrusive and bulky, and is much smoother against your teeth and the tissues in your mouth.
Plus, if you’ve been putting off braces because of unpleasant visions of bulky and unattractive headgear, you can rest assured that Damon braces will straighten your teeth effectively, with no need for headgear. Molen Orthodontics avoids extracting adult teeth in all possible cases, also increasing your comfort and reducing your downtime.
Having a straighter smile is wonderful, but you don’t want to sacrifice the health of your mouth during treatment. Because Damon braces do not require ligatures or colored elastics, it is much easier for you to brush and floss your teeth while wearing them, helping to ensure that your beautiful Molen smile stays healthy for life.
Life is busier than ever, and as much as we love to see you, we’re guessing that you’d like to make as few office visits as possible during your treatment. With conventional braces, adjustments need to be made about every 4-6 weeks. With our advanced approach, you can go much longer between office visits—typically 8-12 weeks.
How does this happen? The secret is how our doctors utilize the amazing technology involved with Damon braces.It has has taken them over two decades of exclusively working with Damon braces to refine their processes to maximize the potential of the Damon braces. With the Damon braces system, each individual bracket can be customized to create active or passive resistance. Passive brackets use a smaller wire, creating less friction and allowing teeth to move a bit more freely. Active resistance brackets use a thicker wire, moving the teeth into position more assertively and with strong control.
This level of customization, combined with the low level of friction created by the self-litigating system, straightens teeth more efficiently and requires less frequent manual tightening. This not only means fewer office visits (and less time away from school or work) but also increases comfort. And of course, the adjustments themselves are a quicker, more comfortable process.
The team at Molen Orthodontics wants to give you a straighter, more beautiful smile that will help you look and feel your best. With Damon braces, we can accomplish that much more efficiently. Their friction-free design allows teeth to move independently of our in-office manual adjustments, and with much less required pressure. This not only makes having braces a much more comfortable experience, but a shorter one. Our Doctors’ skill with Damon braces’ state-of-the-art design and reliably consistent results allows for more efficient movement of teeth, which may reduce total treatment time by about 6-12 months in certain cases.
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