What Are Braces And How Do They Work?
Damon Braces are an upgrade to traditional metal braces. They are a type of self-ligating braces, which means they don’t require the tiny rubber bands (or ‘o-rings’) that traditional braces need to hold the wire in place. Instead, Damon Braces boast a built-in sliding door mechanism on each bracket that securely captures the wire, allowing your teeth to shift into place more comfortably.
This innovative design is not just about aesthetics; it’s about efficiency. The absence of o-rings reduces friction and allows Damon Braces to deliver constant but gentle pressure on the teeth. This sustained tension shifts your teeth gradually and precisely into the desired position. With Damon Braces, the need for tooth extractions or additional appliances is often reduced, thanks to their light yet effective force.
The science behind how teeth shift involves the periodontal ligaments—those stretchy tissues that anchor your teeth to the jawbone. As Damon Braces apply pressure, these ligaments on one side compress while new bone grows on the other, guiding your teeth to align in their ideal place. The result? A smile that’s not only straighter but crafted with exceptional comfort.