Damon Self-Ligating Braces are similar to traditional braces – they're metal brackets designed to straighten teeth. (You can also get ceramic and clear brackets).
Unlike traditional braces, Damon braces don't use elastics. Instead, Damon braces use specialized clips, and that means you'll come to our office fewer times for adjustments.
They Don't Just Look Better
Aesthetics aren’t the only benefit. Because the wire’s slide mechanism doesn’t require ties, you don’t need to come into the office as frequently to have elastics changed and adjustments made – the high-tech memory wire will continue to move your teeth between appointments. No elastics also means less friction and less area for plaque to collect, a definite plus in terms of dental hygiene.
Studies show some patients with Damon braces may finish their treatment more quickly – as much as six months sooner than they would with traditional braces.
As with traditional braces, you’ll be fitted with a retainer to wear after your Damon braces are removed so that your teeth maintain their new alignment.
Cost of Damon Braces
Damon braces cost more than traditional metal braces, but for many of our patients, the benefits make them well worth the additional expense.
As with all of our orthodontic treatments, your actual cost is determined by the type of appliance and by the extent of correction that you need. Also, ask us about orthodontic retainer cost.
Our Damon Smile patients come to us from Centennial Hills, Summerlin, Las Vegas, North Las Vegas, Henderson and close-by areas.