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Thanks to the many advances made in orthodontics over the past several years, people now have many more choices when it comes to the types of braces they wear. If you are considering seeing an orthodontist to improve the aesthetics and function of your smile, our orthodontics practice offers several types of braces from which to choose. Among these choices are the very popular Damon braces, which offer some clear advantages over regular metal braces. Here are some of the main reasons so many patients today are choosing to wear Damon braces.

No Elastic or Steel Ties

Damon braces do not use any elastic or steel ties which means treatment with these braces is more convenient and comfortable than what it is when regular metal braces are worn. Damon braces are completely tie-less which means you don't have to sit through uncomfortable tightening appointments like you would need to if you were wearing regular braces. Damon braces use a sliding mechanism to hold the wire in place to allow the teeth to move more freely, comfortably and quickly.

Faster Treatment

Treatment time with Damon braces is typically much faster than it is with regular braces. Why these braces work so quickly is because they use far gentler, more biologically-sensible forces to move teeth than regular braces. The low-friction nature of Damon braces assures improved tooth position and improved facial harmony. Lightweight titanium wires are used with these braces to gently guide your teeth into their new positions while you experience very little discomfort.

Discreet and Easy to Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

Damon braces are small and discreet so that you can feel confident throughout the treatment process. Because these braces are small and do not use any ties, it is easy to keep your braces and teeth clean for the entire time you are in treatment. Plus, Damon braces are even available with clear brackets for image-conscious patients to make treatment even more discreet.

Can Treat Most Cases Without Extracting Teeth

With regular braces, orthodontists often have to pull teeth in order to create space. Nobody enjoys having teeth extracted and especially when those teeth are healthy. Because Damon braces use biologically-sensible forces that work with the body's natural adaptive processes to create space naturally, most cases treated with Damon braces do not require extractions. In the few cases which do require that teeth be pulled, space is made to improve facial balance and symmetry so that the patient has a natural smile and profile that will last as he or she ages.

If you'd like to find out if you're a candidate for Damon braces, contact Wexel Orthodontics today. Our orthodontist, Dr. Walter Wexel excels at Damon self-ligating braces that are designed to cut down on treatment time by moving teeth faster!