Damon Smile braces are a type of metal braces that use a patented slide mechanism in place of the individual or chain elastics used to secure treatment wires in traditional metal braces. The brackets close over the treatment wire, securing it in place while also allowing it to move freely as your teeth shift into alignment.
For those who want to improve their smile without metal brackets, the DamonⓇ Clear system uses clear ceramic brackets that work the same way as the metal options.
The elastics used in traditional braces stretch over the four corners of each bracket, placing pressure on the wire that extends horizontally across the middle of the bracket. This is an effective way to hold the wire in place, but it also creates friction on the wire, slowing down treatment.
Elastics also allow bacteria to collect on and beneath the stretchy material. This increases your risk of dental decay, even with the very best brushing and flossing habits.
The Damon Smile system creates a broader smile than traditional metal braces. This shape reduces dark, shaded triangles at the corners of your smile, giving you a more youthful facial profile.
Your teeth are not only aligned, but also positioned in a more upright position. Traditional braces are great at improving alignment, but teeth are often left tilting at an inward angle rather than a straight up-and-down position.
Damon Smile also creates a more pronounced smile arc, one that tilts gently upward at the sides. This gives you a more beautiful smile that follows the upward flow of your lip lines.
Every case is unique, and your treatment time depends on the conditions you and your orthodontist are hoping to improve. In general, Damon Smile treatment takes less time than traditional metal braces, with fewer appointments.
You can reduce your overall treatment time by coming in for your scheduled visits. These appointments allow the Hanachi Orthodontics team to evaluate your treatment progress and make adjustments as needed. It’s also important to avoid eating hard, sticky, or chewy foods, which can place undue pressure on your brackets and even snap them off your teeth.
If you’re ready to learn more about the Damon Smile system and how it can help you achieve your ideal smile, call Hanachi Orthodontics today to schedule a visit. Online booking is also an option and takes just moments to complete.