What Are Damon Braces?

When you think of braces, the first thing that comes to mind may be the conventional metal braces used by most orthodontists. Alternatively, you might think about how Invisalign began to change the face of orthodontics when its clear aligners arrived on the market in the early 2000s.

However, one thing remains the same about conventional braces and the alternatives — they take a lot of time to work! Invisible aligners typically take at least 12 months to work, while metal braces need to stay on between 18 months and two years.

Here’s the good news: braces have evolved a lot in the last 20 years. 

Now, better options give patients superior results in less time. At Orthobar, we use state-of-the-art Damon Braces that use patented technology to eliminate the need for the painful elastics that make oral hygiene a hassle when wearing braces. 

Keep reading to learn more about how this revolutionary technology can change your view on braces!

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What Makes Damon Braces Different Than Other Types?

The most significant difference between Damon Braces and other braces is how the brackets hold the wire to your teeth. Rather than using elastics that wrap around the braces wire, this system uses a solid slide mechanism to hold the wire to the bracket.

By switching from elastics to a slide, the Damon system gives you a superior teeth-straightening experience in more ways than one! Here are just a few benefits of using these braces over ones with a conventional elastic band:

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Your Teeth Will Stay Cleaner

We can all agree that one of the most frustrating things about braces is maintaining proper oral hygiene. Braces with elastics quickly catch food particles, which makes it a challenge to keep them clean.

The smaller bracket size and solid slide on the front of Damon Braces drastically reduce the amount of food buildup on your braces. 

You’ll Have Less Pain

One of the most common fears people have before they get braces is that they can be painful. The brackets on many traditional braces can scrape on the inside of your lips, causing irritation, and the pressure on the wire can cause jaw soreness.

Damon Braces reduces the pain from braces significantly (and many patients say they feel no pain at all). That’s because the brackets on these braces have smooth edges to minimize scratching, and the system’s fine titanium wire uses less force than other options.

How Long Do You Need to Wear Damon Braces?

We see orthodontic cases of all shapes and sizes at Orthobar, but we can say without a doubt that people need Damon Ultima Braces for significantly less time than other options. In fact, people typically spend 14-16 months in treatment in this system compared to other options, which typically take an average of 20-24 months

Much of the reason why using Damon Braces is so much faster is how this braces system works. The lighter titanium wire and the solid slide brackets work together to move teeth more efficiently with less friction, which means less time seeing us in the office and less time in your braces.

Are Damon Braces More Expensive Than Other Options?

More comfort and reduced time in braces are two outstanding features, but what’s even better about the Damon Ultima system is the cost. Even though they are a significant upgrade over typical metal braces, Damon Ultima Braces cost the same price because we know they deliver the best results! All treatment plans at Orthobar are all inclusive with no up-charges. This doesn’t just include the elite Damon Ultima braces, but also hard tissue contouring (edge polishing), soft tissue contouring (minor gum lift with laser), and retainers to perfect your smile!

The best way to learn if these braces are the best choice for you is to schedule a free consultation with us at Orthobar. We’ll review all your options to ensure you make the right choice.

Transform Your Smile With Us at Orthobar

At Orthobar, we love helping Las Vegas transform its smile. Our team goes above and beyond to give you a positive experience from the first consultation to the day we reveal your brand-new smile. 

Fill out our form for a consultation, or call us at (702) 757-5355 to learn how we can give you the smile of your dreams!