Why Choose Damon Braces?
Our office provides the newest technology in braces. We work with DAMON self-ligating brackets. Damon braces are a tie-less system, which allows for less friction and faster tooth movement. Traditional braces often require the use of palatal expanders as well as the removal of teeth to create space. Treatment time is shorter, and fewer appointments are required. Thus, saving you time from your busy schedule. Also, Damon braces are known to provide the best looking smiles!
Damon braces differ from traditional braces because they use a self-ligating mechanism, meaning the memory wires slowly slide and adjust to the brackets. This leads to a more natural progression of the teeth’s movement because the wires are tightening little by little as opposed to regular braces, which are manually adjusted. Instead of using traditional rubber bands to hold the brackets together, Damon braces use a sliding technique to hold the wire in place. This provides the patient to move their mouths more freely and quickly.
In a study conducted by Eberting, Straja, and Tuncay, it was concluded that Damon braces yielded results significantly faster from the traditional 30.5 months, to 24.5 months. The participants that used Damon braces, on average were treated with 7 fewer appointments. The overall satisfaction scores of Damon braces was higher due to its innovative and facial enhancing features.
How Much Do Damon Braces Cost?
The average cost of traditional braces can range anywhere from $3,800 to $8,000 depending on the starting condition of a patient’s teeth. Damon Braces tend to stay within this cost range, but your Damon doctor will be able to determine your cost during your consultation visit.
Damon braces are also covered by many different dental insurance plans, making it accessible to our patients. Contact your provider to determine the cost coverage of Damon braces.
Do Damon Braces Hurt?
Damon braces have been reported to provide less pressure and friction on the teeth, making the braces experience much more comfortable. According to a study conducted by Tagawa, Damon patients reported 60% less discomfort in comparison to patients with traditional braces. Patients that have traditional braces tend to experience higher levels of discomfort due to extreme tightening that is meant to align the teeth. With the sliding mechanism that Damon braces utilize, doctors are able to apply less force to yield the same results.
If you’re interested in getting Damon braces, schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our orthodontists today. Dr. Artin and Dr. Mel are orthodontists in Encino and Glendale who are qualified to provide Damon braces to patients. Call today!