Braces don’t look or feel much like braces anymore. New materials and techniques have made braces lighter and more comfortable than ever before.
One of the most intriguing developments involves Damon Smile self-ligating braces. You might recall that older style braces involved a lot of wire and rubber bands to keep in place. As teeth moved into their new positions, all that material had to be moved, too. In the meantime, the rubber and wire blocked toothbrushes and floss. In other words, it was really hard to keep teeth clean.
Damon Smile braces eliminate the connecting wires and rubber bands. Instead, one permanent component keeps braces in place. Self-ligation eliminates the need for headgear or external wires in most cases, making these braces a winner in the appearance category, too.
Avoid the Cutting Edge
Traditional braces pose a small but painful risk: you can catch your cheek or gum on the rough edge of the brace wires. Damon Smile braces have a smoother surface that significantly reduces that risk.
Because the braces self-adjust and move with teeth, patients need fewer appointments at our Durham, NC office. They don’t have to come in for tightening or readjustments. Teeth can move into position faster with self-ligating braces, although this can vary by patient. Patients report the braces are pretty comfortable, too.
More Room to Move
Another thing we like about Damon Smile braces: they actually adapt to the shape of the mouth as teeth change position. As a result, Dr. Hershey won’t have to pull back teeth to create space for crowded front teeth.
If you need braces, you have a lot of options. There’s probably never been a better time to look into having your teeth straightened. Call our Durham, NC office for guidance on the fastest and most effective way to improve your smile.