Damon Braces in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, and Santa Monica
Damon Braces or Self-ligating braces are designed to prevent undo force being placed on the specialized tissue surrounding and supporting teeth as they move your teeth into position. Instead, the bare minimum of force should be used to stimulate the cellular activity required for tooth movement.
The elastic bands used with traditional braces act like a bungee cord, placing friction and pressure on the teeth. This pressure also slows down the movement of the teeth.
Damon Braces and beautiful smiles in less time
In contrast, passive, self-ligating braces use special brackets that are nearly frictionless. Santa Monica, Los Angeles, and Beverly Hills orthodontist Dr. Atoosa Nikaeen offers the Damon Braces System, as well as the In-Ovation System. These braces have a small “trap door” structure, which closes over the arch wires stretching from bracket to bracket. These brackets allow the wire to move more freely and are smaller in appearance than standard braces.
Dr. Nikaeen uses a hook-like tool to open the trap doors, and then push them closed, once the arch wire is in place. There is almost no resistance between bracket and arch wire, so only a small wire is required to gently move teeth into place.
Damon Braces are designed to preserve the surrounding tissues by using very light force to move teeth into position. With the Damon Braces, treatment time is typically shorter than with traditional braces and you will experience exceptional results in less time.
The results include reduced discomfort, shorter treatment times, a terrific smile and improved facial structure. Adjustments will be required every 10 to 12 weeks, as opposed to every 6 to 8 weeks with traditional braces.
While self-ligating braces may be slightly more expensive, the reduction in return visits usually evens out the price. Most insurance companies now cover self-ligating braces.
WHO CAN WEAR Damon Braces?
Damon Braces are best suited for patients aged 13 to 60-plus. If you qualify for standard braces, you can also wear Damon Braces. Dr. Nikaeen will help you decide if these are the best braces for your needs.
Self-ligating or Damon braces provide a more comfortable orthodontic experience. Call Nikaeen Orthodontics at (310) 444-1113 or email to schedule a free consultation in Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, and Los Angeles.