Tolleson Orthodontics Is Your Preferred Damon Braces Provider
A patient-first, face-driven treatment solution
E&S Orthodontics practices a NON-EXTRACTION philosophy. Our treatment solutions are face-driven, meaning we’ll only provide treatment options that lead to perfect smiles, without removing healthy teeth. Damon Braces support our approach – they’re an orthodontic system that’s more hygienic, aesthetically pleasing, and effective than traditional braces.
Basics of Damon Braces
Traditional braces can be effective, but they require painful sacrifices – extractions of healthy teeth and palatal expanders to make up for the loss. Because of the extractions and additional hardware required, traditional braces require significantly longer treatment times, they’re uncomfortable, and they can leave patients with permanently altered facial features (i.e. narrow arches and flat profiles). Damon Braces, on the other hand, were designed to combat all these issues while still helping patients achieve a wide, beautiful smile.
Damon Braces consist of a self-ligating system that employs slide technology to straighten teeth. They’re constructed of a durable stainless steel or polyurethane, and no elastic or metal ties are required to hold the arch wire in place. After years of traditional braces, Damon Braces are a revolutionary alternative. Elastic and metal ties cause lots of trouble – they’re a breeding ground for bacteria and biofilm. They can also cause excessive plaque and tartar buildup. Not to mention, the ties cause a lot of friction and pressure, resulting in extreme discomfort throughout the entire process – which could be upwards of 5 years.
Damon Braces can work wonders for various issues, from mild crookedness to severe crowding. These braces provide results that happen fast and last a lifetime.
Self-ligating braces first hit the market back in 1935, in a less advanced form. But it wasn’t until 1994 that they became commercially viable and trusted. In the 25 years since, they’ve become a preferred way to straighten teeth without any extractions.
Tolleson Orthodontics is your premier Damon Braces provider. Our practice specializes in extraction-free care, which is a hallmark of every E&S Orthodontics branch. Our founding doctors, Dr. O El-Hillal and Dr. Wil Saavedra, believe this is the only way to achieve wide, beautiful smiles.
The Science Behind Damon Braces
Self-ligating features are the main draw of Damon Braces. As previously mentioned, this system doesn’t require elastic or metal ties to keep the braces in place. This is ultimately more comfortable for the patient. However, there’s more to Damon Braces than increased comfort.
Every Damon Braces installation uses shape-memory wires, which are light in weight but high-technology. These wires are ideal because they straighten teeth faster, and patients need less follow-up appointments or adjustments along the way.
Damon Braces also use a state-of-the-art slide mechanism. This tiny device holds the wire but allows teeth to move freely – no pressure, no friction. The slide mechanism continues to move and adjust as your teeth realign. Conversely, traditional braces require frequent appointments for regular adjustments, which means a lot of pain and discomfort in-between. Traditional braces just aren’t built to withstand constant movement over time. Damon Braces, on the other hand, are defined by a concept known as “space through movement”.
Additionally, patients can finish treatment with enhanced facial features, since they’ll successfully avoid extractions.
Getting started with your Damon Braces is quite simple:
Damon Braces are an innovative solution that completely changes the way patients achieve wider smiles.
Damon Braces Benefits
Damon Braces outrank traditional braces in several ways:
- Treatment time is faster: Damon Braces can cut down total treatment time by an average of 6 months. They also require less frequent follow-up appointments.
- Increased comfort: Slide technology eliminates the need for elastic or metal ties, and in the process, pain from friction and pressure is eliminated too.
- Healthier teeth: Constant friction can cause tooth erosion or deterioration. This isn’t a concern with Damon Braces.
- A discreet look: Damon Braces require a little less hardware and function as a more discreet way to straighten teeth.
- Gentle treatment: With Damon Braces, biologically sensible forces are used to move teeth instead of unnecessary force. The result is improved tooth positioning and even improved facial harmony.
- Treatment for kids and adults: Damon Braces can work for anyone who needs treatment.
- Allergy-free: The special arch wires are nickel-free, quelling any fears about irritation or allergic reactions to metal.
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